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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An rich reddish amber beer with a smooth malt character, low bitterness, and a slight smoky finish reminiscent of single malt scotch. Good with steaks and other hearty meals.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5176) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Bottle brought back from Tennessee by my friend Alan. Ruddy brown pour with a short light tan colored head. Aroma is slightly smokey/ashy with caramel, sweet malt, and berries. Taste was more smokiness/ashiness along with sweet malt, caramel, and slightly tart fruit (berries or cherries). Body is light-medium with a mild, prickly carbonation. Light tartness as well. Ends with more caramel, tart fruit, ash, and sweet malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Botlle. Malty taste, a little more sour then I thought it would be. Didn’t really taste the "smoke" as in the description. Really smooth. Nice balanced aroma. A lot more head then I expected. Not great but a pretty good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3184) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2009
12 oz bottle sent to me be Suttree. Pour is a murky light brown copper with a loose three inch light tan head. Falls slower than expected, with some lacing. Aroma of sweet slight sour black cherry fruit, followed closely by smoky roastiness. Taste is the black cherry sweet malt along with only a hint of the smoke and peat of the nose. Palate is light medium, high carbonation and a crisp brief finish. Easy drinking beer, though the sour and high carbonation were a bit much - perhaps I got an infected bottle? Either way, thanks for sending it my way Phil.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Brown orange pour with an almost orange tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel, won’t let on to the smoke. The taste is awesome smoky, campfire, ash, caramel malt body.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle, #486. Very dark pour with small tan head. Caramel and smokey malt profile. Low hops. Decent beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Courtesy of dkachur for a TN rating. Nice caramel body with a medium ivory head. Smokey and caramel aroma. Sour taste with too much peat, not sure if this was infected or not. Slightly harsh ending.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2009
Dark brown body with an aroma of caramel, peat and earth. A flavor was similar with a bit of smoke and sour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle courtesy of dkachur by way of Numenor on 04/11/2009. Slightly hazy brown body with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel, earthy malt aroma with some peat, smoke and a touch of spice. Sweet smoke and pete flavor with some dry malt and slight tart hints. Light body with moderate carbonation and a fairly thin mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, peat, green apple and other fruity notes. Taste is caramel, toasted malts and a fruity finish. Medium bodied.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4179) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2009
The aroma is a bit smokey with sour fruit, and toasted malt. The appearance is deep amber almost brown with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma and not too good at first but gets better near the finish. The palate is a bit thin. Overall I am not a fan.


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