DialSquare (2656) - 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 -- itís creamy and even leather, smoke, malt, burnt. Iím not sure how this is even drinkable, let alone good. Probably donít 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 (265) - 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 canít get into this beer.
PorterPounder (5542) - 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.
burg326 (3697) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I donít understand who wants to drink a black ale on black ash? Answer only tickers such as myself... poured dark black from the bottle with aromas of ash, roast earth and some malt. Flavors are the same ash and smoke are big on the flavors I do not understand this style or this beer. I would never drink this again.
Cybercat (3315) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the bottle a deep sable just a fleaís eyebrow above black with a thick and fairly persistent tan head. Aroma is seriously smoky - maybe a little too much so, though I love smoky beers. Flavor has a strong burnt malty overtone plus hints of roast quality coffee and roast malt, and a snip of licorice. Texture is thick, fizzy and smooth. OK, like drinking liquid ashes, but I like that! Hell!
Imaena (1826) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is thick dark beast with lots of complex herbal and woody flavours. The roasted malts really shine through and there faint hint of an almost Ricola esque aftertaste - but in a good way. This beer very interesting a well crafted.
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of smoke, licorice, sassafras, char, smoke and leather. Taste is smoke, dark chocolate, licorice, sassafras, mint, herbal notes and hickory smoke. Thick and viscous, especially for a lager. This is one of the most interesting, complex beers Iíve ever had. I could not drink this all the time but wow, this is such a cool beer.