Idiosynkrasie (5013) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle [Another regional gem delivered by David, thanks a lot!]. Almost black colour with dark ruby red glimmer and average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, almost fully lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Dry, woody, dark malty aroma, hints of smoke, notes of red and dark fruit, red berries, blue berries, plum. Taste is slightly smoky, dark malty, notes of chocolate and dark fruit, subtle sweetness, a minimally tart and dry woody touch; lasting chocolately finish, slightly sticky palate. Mild and balanced, slightly restrained intensity.
italianjohn (2520) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a beige head lots of sticky lacing .... Aroma of smoke, caramel and roasted malts wow smoky peat malt it is ... Taste is very smokey/peated malts, campfire ashtray ETC .... Has a roasted and caramel malt but other than that I’m with the cigar smoking steel worker on the bottle ... Finish is dry and smokey like scotch
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Beerman. The pour is dark brown with huge sudsy beige head that has excellent retention. The aroma is moderate in strength with smokehouse flavors that conjure up images of sausages and wurst. The taste, like the aroma, is a good dose of smoke and its nicely set in a not-too-sweet malt base that features dark chocolate. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and semi-sweet. Overall: One of the best smoked beers I’ve had in a long time. Thanks.
John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black. Smokey aroma. The taste adds more char and bacon grease. Light to medium body with some sweetness on the finish. Pretty good, very smokey.
conway (2060) - - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark cola with a thick off white head. Aroma is smoke, bacon and a little chocolate. Taste follows and adds some roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Very nice.
ryanfolty (2104) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
April 11, 2014 - bottle shared by Brandon. Dark brown pour with some head. Aroma was smoke and some bacon. Taste was consistent with aroma.
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Brandon - thanks! Deep brown pour with a small spotty head. Awesome nose of smoke and bacon. Slightly dry on the tongue. Really nice.
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cure. Pours a deep dark brown without much head, slight brown head. Aroma is almost like bacon. Taste follows the aroma. Medium thick feel with medium carbonation. This is one of my favorites from East End. Went great with dinner.
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a cask. Smoke is prevalent in the aroma and flavor. Pretty smooth given the heavy smoke. It's alright.
drpimento (2494) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sample courtesy of Pablo, gracias amigo!! Poured at a good temperature, with a thick, tan, creamy head and lots of lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is smoke and malt, bit of fruit. Flavors like malt, and smoke are dominant, bittersweet right behind along with tang. I’m not a huge smoke beer fan so subdued smoke is more my speed. Friends like it much more than me. Finish is clean, true, and a little on the short side. Not bad for a smokey treat.