brokensail (12466) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: A very nice looking pour--a crystal clear amber color with a fluffy off-white head on top.
S: Not a very intense nose, but a bit of smoke and some sweet toasted malts. A bit of fruitiness to go along with some bread.
T: The smokiness of the beer really dominates the flavor, and prevents the full enjoyment of it. After the smoke fades, a slight banana/plantain sweetness comes through on the finish. There is a hint of bready malt and some caramel in there as well.
M: A medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. Maybe a bit thin.
D: Perhaps a nice idea, and nice of DFH to make this beer for EBF, but not quite what I was hoping for. In any event, I’m glad I got to try it.
vtafro (4482) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ NotB. Orange golden pour with white head. Smokey notes dominate with some nutty malt, pecan perhaps, and peaty flavor notes. Aroma is mostly smoke.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nice brown with frothy white head. Smells sweet and spicy. Taste rich, nutty, spicy, alcohol taste lingers. Unique aftertaste probably from the pecan/carob/plantain.
espenra (915) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Amber colour. Small head. Smokey and malty aroma. Some oak. Massive flavour. Oak, smoke, dark fruits and alcohol. Long aftertaste.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap during CBC. A nice subtle drinking beer, very dry for a smoked, bit of a nutty finish, some interesting flavors, all subtle, but hard to identify. Didn’t really do it for me but I wouldn’t turn a pint away.
mar (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to jjfoodie. poured ruby with a white head. nose is malts, pecan, and light smoke. flavor is heavy malts, nuts, more pecan, and a hint of caramel.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to jjfoodie. poured amber with a white head. aroma was caramel and orange. flavor was smoke, caramel, and all things good. body was medium with high carbonation. enjoyed this one.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of JJFoodie) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, evergreen, nuts, herbs, and earth. Flavor of banana, caramel, nuts, baking cocoa, and subtle smoke with a somewhat dry finish.
AmEricanbrew (6211) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of jjfoodie. Clear amber orange color/ fleeting head. Smoky meaty, cheesy spicy aromas. Caramel sweet flavors with smoked meat n’ cheese, a bit thin.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is lots of orange and other citrus along with caramel malt and pecan smoke. The flavor is quite a bit of smoke with some pecans, oranges and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.