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Collaboration with Max Lagers of Georgia. American black lager aged on black ash.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1370) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle (bomber) picked up from the brewery right when released. Pours essentially black with a big creamy brown head, just looks like a creamy imperial stout. No question that there is wood in this beer. Big smokey ash wood aroma sort of like I am standing in the lumber section if Home Depot. Some light sweetness, chocolate, and roasted malt behind this but it is dominated by the wood. Good grief. Flavor is big woody ash, used cigarette butts, light roast and chocolate, and more ash. You really have to be in the mindset for this one. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and goes down easy enough. I don't think this is bad despite tasting like a burnt cigarette with some extra sweetness. I guess they hit what they were going for. Weird but not terrible. Wouldn't go for it again though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
HonusWagner (1381) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2014
An interesting beer that ultimately fails to satisfy. Has an umami character in the middle of a very ashy lightly chocolatey semisweet meatiness. Almost a dark fruit character. Harsh in the back of the palate. I’m sure this is an awesome beer for some palates but for me it’s hard to drink a lot of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle from Luekens, Clearwater (thanks Brian / not on ratebeer). Sampled on January 24, 2014.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, mushroom scent. Dry, wood, ash taste. Wood, dry aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, dry medium high bitterenss,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Cigar City / Max Lagers Black Ash is a unique collaboration. Nice chocolatey aroma although not real intense. Black pour with a tan head that hangs nicely. Taste is chocolatey with maybe a bit of caramel and a little bitter on the palate. CCB has a hit with this collab -- I suggest doing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tap at Oblivion. Pours black with an light tan head. Ash, smoke, roasted grain and hints of caramel in aroma. Smoky dry roasted grain, touches of toffee in taste. Decent brew but overly smoky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Black pour. Big tan head. Tons of lacing. A burnt aroma with a huge dill smell like a pickle. Taste is a rubbery char. A slight bit of the dill stays. Not the best combo for a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4375) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
22 ounce bomber - Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Black pour with a foamy, wispy, khaki-colored head.

Smell: Burnt, blackened roasted malts, smoky oozing tar, heavy ash wood. Piercing and jarring, the aroma is a bit distressing.

Taste: Blackened, chary roast and burnt toast -- woof! -- heavily smoky, heavily burnt, just all kinds of earthy. Peppery. Tangy. Absolutely rippling with creosote. Fire-roasted blackberry. It’s coarse. This beer will have you flailing and hollering like a hysterical orangutan.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Sleek, slick mouthfeel.

Overall: The twenty-two ounces contained within the bomber were an absolute fight to get through. Where’s unclemattie when I need him?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours black with brown head. Smokey meat and oak aromas. Ashy and slightly smokey flavors with some wood and roasted malts. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclemattie (4187) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
22oz bottle. Solid black pour, black patent, with dark brown foam. Smells of burnt, charred sugars. Aromas of wood aged, smokey malts, ash aged whisky. Smells seductive! Tastes of heavy burnt malts, smoked grains, wood aged scotch whisky, hints of chocolate. Loads of smoke, char, and booze. Overall, this beer tastes like organic hickory charcoal. Has a lingering flavor of charcoal lighter fluid that is a touch unappealing, otherwise we’d be at a perfect score. So much dark character. (3942)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardaxe (169) - - JAN 14, 2014
Poured from a bomber into tulip. Black appearance with moderate head. Heavy woody aroma. At first taste I was entirely put off. Pungent, sharp wood dominates in an off putting way. After a more drinks though my tongue began to adapt and the beer started to open up. Warming also helped. As I got into, I began to really love it. Great balance, great mouthfeel. The smokiness from the wood is as advertised and unique. In fact, lots of things about this beer are unique it's hard to pin down. After trying hundreds and hundreds of beers, that's pretty commendable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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