Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at the Distillery. It pours, well, black! Thin, light tan head. Burnt malt notes in the nose with a good bit of smoke and burnt wood. The flavor certainly highlights the ash part in two ways. Both the burnt notes and the wood side. Certainly thin enough to be drinkable but such a strange flavor that it isn’t one I want more than one of.
pineypower (2832) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours....well go figure, just about black with a small off white head. Aroma is of burnt toast, light smoky meat, licorice, pumpernickel bread and light bitterness. Taste is complex, burnt wood, pumpernickel, licorice root, light earthy notes, smoked wood, light syrup, grains, more burnt wood. Tasty
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 (661) - , 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 (5615) - 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 (5175) - 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 (4898) - 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 (10350) - 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 (1418) - 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 (3083) - 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.