JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark pour, no head... just a small ring around glass. The beer leaves a nice oily stain on the glass. Rich roasted chocolate aroma with bourbon soaked burnt wood. Flavor has a rich charcoal smoked chocolate taste, along with some nuts. Good stuff... very filling!
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color, small white head. Aroma of campfire, and burning/smoked moss. A little chocolate as well. Flavor is smoked and roasted chocolate and caramel, with more campfire to it. Thanks to JpDipso for this one.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sure as hell smells smoky with a rich malty essence. Thick, black and impenetrable in appearance. Nice, full, smoky taste. Cocoa and espresso laden. Heavy, smoky tactile feel that dominates the palate with a strong molasses presence. Rich and lively. Damn right.
1FastSTi (3218) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the Tosa tasting. Aroma: Spiced meat. Pepperoni, beef jerky. Smoky. Appearance: Dark black, dark tan head, head ring, decent lacing. Flavor: Typical stout with smoke flavoring, cocoa, bitter. Palate: Acedic. Full body.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was a great beer! black body with small medium brown head. Wonderful smoked, chocolately smell...flavor is of smoke, strong in chocolate, and a touch of tartness to it....great palate
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
got this from John. All I can say, I was warned, I do not like smoke brew. Oh, I really do not. It reminds me of the time my wife’s families house burnt down. Bad .
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Motor oil black, ultra dark tan creamy head. If you don’t like smoke beers, stay away and leave them to me! Heavy hitting aromas of smokey bacon and burnt wood, with perfect underlying notes of mocchachino and dark bitter-sweet chocolate. The taste off the bat was campfire like, Turkish coffee in the middle, followed up with a nice dosage of bittering hops to round this out. Medium bodied, pillow soft carbonation, drying bitter smoked finish. If its your thing.....find some now! Awesome.....
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black with a smaller silk brown head. Dark molasses mingles with fresh cut oak and peat. This would go well with a bavarian marinated steak. Fairly thin, but silky in feel Glides nicely from start to finish. Roasted malt with only a light peat influence. Seems to need a touch more of both in my book. I can see this being a starter smoked brew. Has a mild peat and dry nut linger. Still my other bottle will go well with my next steak. Thanks Lou. I’ll likely enjoy the next one more, since I won’t be thinking out it as much.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a dark brown head. Nice roasty coffee and chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet and smokey chocolate, coffee, and plum flavors. Slightly dry finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color with a small brown head. The aroma and flavor were delightfully smoky (although not nearly as smoky as the traditional German smoked beers,) a little bit of tart chocolate, roasty coffee, and a sweet fruity (plum?) character. The feel was very crisp on the tongue...semi-dry finish. Thanks Wohlfs!