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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Our first ever "Limited Release" seasonal beer. 400 bottles.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Picked up single 650ml bomber at the brewery’s special release in Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin. Pours a dark semi-clear copper brown colored brew with a decent beige head that slowly dissipates and leaves a spotty lacing. Aroma of light smoked pork jerky, a hint of chocolate, caramel and a touch of maple wood. Taste is medium to medium full bodied, a hint of smoked white birch, chocolate, a hint of maple and light pork jerky. Finish is semi-dry at first with a mild smoked chocolate malt and a hint of spice hops. A wee lighter bodied for an imperial stout but closer to a smoked porter profile.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Smoke is prevalent, rich and welcoming. Plum, tobacco, alcohol astringency, smoke astringency, nice round fruit and hops. Really good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Aroma is dark fruit, dark malts and light smoky notes. The flavor is smokey malts, dry dark malts, dark fruit/berries and a slightly tangy/alcoholic finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanD9 (6) - USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
One of the better smoked beers I have had. Smoked is hard to work with and real hit or miss, but consider this one an excellent style representation. A great smoked beer to get people interested in smoked ales.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6344) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Needs some body. Smoke is nice there are also dark fruits and caramel. Missing some bitterness and cocoa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (923) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours an attractive ruby brown. Medium tan head, lasting with a little lace. Aroma has peat, smoke, touch of coffee and chocolate, some lactose, good character. Medium body. Finish is somewhat dry, some smoke and peat. Flavor is a less dynamic version of the aroma. A mix between smoke beer and a chocolaty stout. A very nice, approachable beer. I liked it more and more as I sipped.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (466) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2013
aroma is very smoky, campfire, a little chocolate, malt. Tastes a little meaty (bacon), definitely smoky, malty. The taste is good, but almost too strong for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bomber. Poured clear, medium-deep brown with a nice coppery sheen to it.. the color was nice, though not what I expected from the style. The aroma picked up sweet smoked hickory, cocoa, and a bit of maple.. the smoke was soft, but pervasive.. enjoyed it. The flavor opened with tangy, slightly acrid campfire smoke, with meatier smoke, maple, and blended chocolates following.. dry and on the grainy side through the smoky finish.. alcohol was very much held in check. Medium-bodied on the palate.. slick on the front half, with carbonation filling it up on the middle.. a bit of a cola feel and flavor along with the smoke at the end. This didn’t have the feel of an imperial stout, but it was a mostly tasty smoked beer.


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