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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Collaboration with Max Lagers of Georgia. American black lager aged on black ash.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3577) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3176) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2509) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Paincane (157) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (475) - , Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014
Dark black with a thin tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Sweet smooth bit of smokey vanilla. Hint of roasty hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4348) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
This one poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of smoke, wood, and light roast. Falvor was similar, fairly dry, light smokey, somehwat interesting but still a little dull.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle - thanks Homer! Pours dark black with a large creamy brown head that dissipates slowly with good lacing. Aroma is indeed ashy, roasted malts, coffee, burned paper. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, quite ashy, including the acidity that goes with it. Lots of dark burned roasted malts. Finish is rather harshly bitter and acidic. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Points for originality for sure!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On draft at Hunahpu Day. Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is a bit of roast and baker’s chocolate with some big smoke, ash, and coal. Flavor is similar with smoke, ash, coal, and roast along with some yeast and bitterness. Light to medium in body and not my favorite, although I can see cooking with it and pairing it with something earthy maybe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9114) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
olr1984 (1079) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2014
On tap at Hunahpu day. Pours a dark black with a khaki head. Smoked malts aroma. Taste is the same.


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