TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ GABF 2013.
Pours a medium straw, with a white head.
Smoky, phenolic aroma, malt, caramel, bacon, iodine.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Smoky, malty taste, caramel, iodine.
A little harsh finsh, otherwise good. (2013-10-10)
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color, white head. GABF sample. Tons of bacon, campfire, some honey, light toffee.
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a clear gold with some off white head. Nose of bacon fat, malt, apple wood, a little smoked eggplant. Sweet flavor, honey, smoke, malt, earthy. Smokey finish. A little heavy.
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of smoked meat, toffee, and toast. Clear, dark red-brown, with lasting, tan head. Dry, smoky, roasty, and well-balanced by the hop bitterness. Medium bodied, very clean, carbonation is low, and the finish is smoky, leaving some malty tones afterward.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear bronze color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Big smoky aroma with caramel malts. The taste is smoked meat, caramel malts, mild apple and earthy notes. Medium bodied, well balanced. Quite nice.
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a slightly ruby-red amber color with a smal off-white head. Aroma was some smoke notes, meaty, with a malty backing to it. Flavor was rich smoke taste, with some sweet and toasty malts.