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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Collaboration with Max Lagers of Georgia. American black lager aged on black ash.


1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
adnielsen (9478) - 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, itís 100% blue cheese. Medium high sweetness. Tons of anise and tannins. Burnt chocolate. Campfire smoke. Not good @ all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8993) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jackl (4994) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Homer321 (2146) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3896) - 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 (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 isnít 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 (2549) - 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 (168) - 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 (524) - , 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 (4709) - 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.


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