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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Collaboration with Max Lagers of Georgia. American black lager aged on black ash.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Dark dark, very dark brown coloured body with a luscious light brown head, about three centimetres tall and a very viscous body - crazy. Absolute insane aroma of pure cedar, wood, oak, ash, smoke, cigars, ashtrays, hickory, smoke and way more cedar - that is easily the strongest wood smell i’ve ever had from a drink, let alone a beer. Medium-bodied; Super pungent and bitter kick of pure ash with just as much cedar and wood as in the nose - strong and pungent. Aftertaste shows some earthy malt, licorice, soy sauce, mushrooms, meat, metal, alcohol and much more wood, especially cedar. Overall, a strong beer throughout with almost too much of a meaty flavour, no sweetness, a relative lack of complexity and perhaps, just way too much smoke and ash flavour throughout. Neat to sample and if you are looking for an ashy or wood/cedar flavoured beer, look no further, but as for a beer to drink all the time or to get behind, look elsewhere. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Leuken’s Liqour in Dunedin, Florida on 01-January-2014 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington on 18-March-2015.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle... Pours clear and black with a small, fizzy, lightly tanned head. The aroma is awesome – charcoal, virgin ash and leather, accompanied by a light note of campfire smoke. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. Acrid, roasty, woody flavor with a light kiss of acidity. Finishes mildly tangy and charred. Bottle courtesy of otakuden!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ home, thanks to Homer321 for sending. Pours a deep brown appearance with a fluffy dark brown head. Aroma is saw dust, burnt wood, burnt sugar, caramel, olives, and tomatoes. After the olives, it’s 100% blue cheese. Medium high sweetness. Tons of anise and tannins. Burnt chocolate. Campfire smoke. Not good @ all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9932) - 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 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is butter, blue cheese and ash. Taste is the same. A disgusting blue cheese Bomb of a beer. Medium body, prickly carb. Nice one, CCB. I personally blame gunhaver.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Keith. Aroma is ummmm. Interesting. As in great personality. Pour is black with small brown head. Taste is wood juice. Probably the worst wood aged beer ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (4919) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with a small off white head that diminish quickly. The aroma is is strong smoke, ash, wood. Thin mouthfeel with strong ash, smoke, roast, wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2014
Dark brown, almost black in color w/ khaki head. Smoky, woodsy malt aromas. Smoked malt flavors w/ dark berries. Dry hoppy finish.

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