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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, earthy and woody hops with light smoke. Flavor is dark malt dominant with smoke and peat, earthy and woody hops with a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Tap at CCB. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Ashy, lightly hoppy, some woody notes, toothpick. Not bad for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bomber shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, wood, smoke, spice, butter. The taste is spice, smoke, peppers, roasted malt. Medium bodied, lingering spice. I guess I liked this better than anyone else there. Also, I personally blame jackl for blaming gunhaver.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle at RBWG. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of oak, burnt wood, toast and cocoa. Light smoke. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7975) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of roasted malts and dark grains with a bit of a earthy smoke note underlying. Flavor is similar with dark grains and backing notes of roast, earthiness and light smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Very dark brown, near black color. Thin khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Nice smoke in the nose, some roast malts. That smell is amplified in the flavor. Huge big ashy smoke, and heavy roast. Maybe one of the ashiest beers I’ve ever had. Smells like an ashtray, but it’s not terrible. I’m interested in this. Some dark fruit, raisin, licorice notes. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Bigger bitterness. Some light alcohol warmth. drinks like maybe 9-10%. Maybe a light bite in the finish. Damn good ashy smokey schwarzbier. This appeals to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG tasting. Pours a cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts to the point of being burnt, peat, earthy, a splash of coffee. At times, a bit strong with the ashy char.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Sampled at 2014 RBWG Grand Tasting. Black, ring of tan foam. Smells like spicy coffee, with some piney and grassy notes, too. Taste is coffee, a weird medicinal flavor (not bad, just weird), and some woody, oaky flavors.

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