j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a clear orange with a medium sized beige head. Big smoke, wonderful and smooth. Long campfire notes. Lightly sweet malt and huge long slow smoke, smooth with light burnt rubber tones. Long lingering smoke on the finish. Nicely done.
rob6239 (676) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cast at Volo Cask Days 2011. Fantastic! Very strong smoky aroma and taste that doesn’t overpower the beer and is very enjoyable. I wish I could find this locally in bottle
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BT. One of the better beers of the night. Pours a slight chill hazed copper with a nice fluffy white sticky head. Aroma is massive with the woody meaty smoked malts and even gives a slight hint of peat- dont know if peat was added but it seemed slight- light malty biscuit and burnt malt hint yet fresh and doughy. Flavor is a bit more subdued- still lots of clean cold smoked malts, some wood, earth, meat, nutty doughy malts- and light grass- seemed pretty fresh as well- smooth easy drinking finish- the smoke is intense at first, but it does not get astringent, medicinal, or harsh, very nice!
Diogène (1069) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper with a thick creamy off-white head with amazing retention and beautiful lacing. Aroma is smoke, wood and dark malt. Flavor is smoke, wood, malt, mild bitterness, creamy mouthfeel and herbal hops.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Nose has the big smoke to it. Flavor follows the nose. Smokey indeed but well balanced. It’s got a rough edge and a dusty dry body. Smoke prevails before during and after.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Creamy white head with nice lacing. Big, hammy smoke aroma, cheerios and cocoa puffs. Big, clean, smoky, unadorned flavor with a nice balance of German hopping throughout. Very authentic.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a hazy amber body with an off white head. Huge smokey tones, rauch, campfire, and smoked weeds. Light hoppiness, with a touch of sweetness. A nice smoked.
malrubius (2133) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Catching up from notes. On tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy orange amber with ring and lace. Woody yeast grassy spice aroma. Very nice subtle sweetness very woody smoke toffee grassy spice woody finish. Medium soft palate, some mineral. Very good/excellent.
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Appearance: cloudy red orange. Small off white head. Aroma: boom - big smoke & bacon aroma, a little malt too. Flavour: tangy bacon, lots of peat smoke, a nice hop profile. Very tasty and very enjoyable.
swoopjones (6967) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Days 2011, Copper colored pour, great smokiness, balanced. Biscuity. A great smoked where its not kick you in the face smoke. Real nice