Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black in color w/ khaki head. Smoky, woodsy malt aromas. Smoked malt flavors w/ dark berries. Dry hoppy finish.
kayres (581) - , Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black with a thin tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Sweet smooth bit of smokey vanilla. Hint of roasty hop finish
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Beerman6686 (5057) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of smoke, wood, and light roast. Falvor was similar, fairly dry, light smokey, somehwat interesting but still a little dull.
bytemesis (4105) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - thanks Homer! Pours dark black with a large creamy brown head that dissipates slowly with good lacing. Aroma is indeed ashy, roasted malts, coffee, burned paper. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, quite ashy, including the acidity that goes with it. Lots of dark burned roasted malts. Finish is rather harshly bitter and acidic. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Points for originality for sure!
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at Hunahpu Day. Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is a bit of roast and baker’s chocolate with some big smoke, ash, and coal. Flavor is similar with smoke, ash, coal, and roast along with some yeast and bitterness. Light to medium in body and not my favorite, although I can see cooking with it and pairing it with something earthy maybe.
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CCB. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Ashy, lightly hoppy, some woody notes, toothpick. Not bad for the style.
olr1984 (1232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Hunahpu day. Pours a dark black with a khaki head. Smoked malts aroma. Taste is the same.
50belair (2780) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CCB. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Ashy aromas. Bitter dark roasted malts, smoke, and ash notes. Average body and mouthfeel.
fluffy (1893) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
kind of a mess really. kinda lagery, but i duno the flavors are just weird and off. not a fan.
dmac (4501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at RBWG GT. Poured a pitch black body with lighter dark brown edges under a foamy beige head. Aroma of wood and varnish. Medium bodied with lighter carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of varnish covered wood, dark toast. Meh did not like this one.