ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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?
smith4498 (3066) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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)
Beardaxe (266) - - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
DialSquare (2911) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Bomber from Proof bottle shop. Blackish pour with a sizable tan head. Aroma is roasty, camp fire, light licorice. I was bracing myself for a harshed out smoke taste, but not the case -- it’s creamy and even leather, smoke, malt, burnt. I’m not sure how this is even drinkable, let alone good. Probably don’t need to revisit, but another interesting CC concoction.
novice101 (308) - - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a good beer. Pours black with a small tan head almost no light comes through in any sort of way. Smells smokey with a bit of vanilla-ish/sweetness. Taste is kinda of charred meat, in the smokey aspect with some sweet undertones, fairly enjoyable
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle share at Proof courtesy of kantrauch. Opaque black in appearance. Some tan head that comes back with each swirl. Aroma is really woody, really smokey. I am now very certain what black ash smells and tastes like. This is sooooo unenjoyable. Entirely too much wood and smoke. Taste like burnt malt. Good body and mouthfeel, but I can’t get into this beer.
PorterPounder (5704) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Pours a jet black with a sticky mocha colored that leaves a nice coat of lacing. Aroma has a strong roasted essence to it with some earthy herbal notes that I cannot accurately identify. Flavor has some burnt wood notes, some licorice, creosote, a touch of bourbon barrel aging. Mouthfneel has a nice smoothness to it, Unique and solid.
thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with medium to low head. Smell is heavy wood, roasted malt, citrus and herb. Taste is heavy charcoal like wood, herbal, lil smoke, burnt coffee, dark fruits. Wood is a bit over powering.
majorchaz (24) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! This is different. Pours very black with a very earthy nose. The taste is much the same, and though not exactly my favorite type of beer, I thoroughly enjoyed it as it was a departure from the norm.