HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Dark brown colour. Aroma is liquid hickory smoke. Taste is more liquid smoke, plus some kind of peaty, mulchy, almost off meat kind of thing. Thick body. Not a beer for me to drink, but it might make a good addition to a BBQ marinade or some other culinary use.
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Niall73 (2417) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown colour. Malty, treacly, smoky, boozy aroma. It's not for me, it's got the smoke the whisky, dark fruits, treacle and malt but it has an odd old fusty aftertaste which isn't pleasant. Nah.
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bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown from bottle with a thick cafe au lait coloured head that diminishes to a thin surface film rather quickly, leaving heavy lacing on the glass. Aroma is smokey, like a chipotle pepper leather, wood and cocoa with a bit of underlying treacle. Mouth feel is medium bodied with little carbonation. Taste is sweet toasty malts up front with a long smoky and cocoa finish. This is not something I would want to drink every day, but it is an interesting and tasty change from the ordinary.
Strangebrewer (1106) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Poured opaque very dark brown with a thin off-white head. All I can smell in the aroma is smoke. Medium crisp mouthfeel with a tart finish. Flavour of hickory liquid smoke. I Couldn’t finish the whole bomber.
dfearnley (1577) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 Bottle to flute
Roasted malts, chocolate, and chipotle. Dark chocolate brown with a thin creamy tan head. Taste is malty and smoky.
Ferris (10788) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Roasted malts, peat and some chocolate. Jet black with a thin white head. Wow, all sweet peat, some smoke and some nice chocolaty malts. Although this is a peat BOMB, it is nicely balanced and doesn’t taste like I am sucking a barrel. I am a fan.
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
NIce pitch black body with modest beige head on top. Aroma is all heated shoe leather and peat, lots of peat like a scotch. Flavour is animal hair with all that peat coming through with a peaty finish. Did I mention the peat yet? This is a common problem I find with the "smoked" style, way too much smoked without enough other nuances showing through. That said, it’s still a decent beer and highly drinkable.
probstblueribbon (3633) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. BB JAN 03 13.
App.: Deep brown with a pretty nice light mocha head.
Aroma: Lots of peaty smoke, a touch of campfire/meat smoke, good dark malt support, some brown sugar and treacle, very light roasted notes, the smoke is prominent but nicely integrated.
Palate: Medium+ body, limited effervescence, smooth and slightly powdery.
Flav.: A little more rich maltiness than the nose, still plenty of smoke, peat, light campfire, brown sugar, a little molasses, a touch of dark chocolate/cocoa, balanced; dry with gentle bitterness and a fairly long, smoky and deeply malty finish.
Freaky_tiki (978) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ash black pour with thin smokey cap (sorry couldn’t resist). The kind of beer that frees the mind so the ass can follow. Leather & slow BBQ on the nose. Less scotch; more southern fried. Makes me wanna road trip to this brewery.
MarkoR (869) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a big fan of smoked beer, but I’ll admit that this one is interesting and not bad. Deep brown/black colour. Some chocolate in the nose. Nice texture.