JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bierkraft. Deep brown pour with a thin white head. The nose is very smoky with the rye malt noticeable. Light beechwood and some light plummy fruit. A touch of spice on the finish and a softly salty smoked malt base. Pretty interesting beer. A bit of rye slickness on the back. Lovely
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep dark ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a sweet fruity chocolate with light smokey notes, light mineral notes. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with smooth peaty notes, a bit watery but nice. On tap at Bierkraft.
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from HK pony bar. Moderate brown with white head. Strong bacon bits smoke aroma. Rye and malts. Decent. Packs a punch abv.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rattle’N’Hum NYC, 20/05/13.
Chestnut brown with a very thin off white head.
Nose is dark toffee, peated malt, smoke, rye.
Taste comprises smoke, tobacco, leather, dark toffee fudge, sugars, light medicinals.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, sweet and smokey in the finale.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at rattle with clockwork. Pours a deep, hazy amber brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is rich, smoked meats - very nice smokehouse flavor. Mouthfeel is meaty with notes of smokes meat, wood and roast. Nice.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rattle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of smoke, rye, smoked caramel, light peat and smoked malt. Medium body.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Ginger Man with a few Ratebeer folks. Pours deep brown with a thin beige head. Lightly roasted malts, some like smoked notes, rye, and spicy grainy notes. Really smooth and drinkable. Damn good.
CanIHave4Beers (2758) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by Heemer77 by way of jcwattsrugger! Thanks guys!
Pours a very deep red with a small tight head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is very fruity & very smoky. Some mild earthiness, some caramel and a bit of chocolate make this very appetizing.
The flavor is a touch bitter and a touch sweet but the dominant flavor is the smokiness, which is really not overbearing... but plays well with the other flavors. As it warms more dark chocolaty malt comes through. It reminds me of a smoky barleywine without the alcohol character.... if that makes sense.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Stagshead for cricket hill night. pours dark brown with nose of heavy smoke. tastes super bacony with earth, caramel, vanilla, and grains. light rye, bread, burnt toast as well. strong flavored brew.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of jcwattsrugger. This poured very dark brown, nearly black with a khaki head on top. Tons of smoke up front in the nose along with some dough. There was also the obvious rye spicing. This tasted strongly of smoke, but if mellowed with more drinks. There was also lots of caramel and a little bit of grass. Nicely done and definitely for smoke lovers.