johnbuck100 (230) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the most complex beers tasted - flavors range from chocolate to cigars to smoky rich malt. The 10% alcohol is well masked and the beer has a great warming attribute, perfect for colder weather. If you ever go to Portland be sure to go to the brewery. The beers on tap are amazing.
sitzds (266) - - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured gently into hotel cup. Cola brown body with no head and great tan lacing. Aroma is caramel, nuts, molasses, dark fruits like plum and fig, anise, a touch of bakers chocolate. Taste initially borders on strong sweetness with chocolate, brown sugar, raisin, and maple syrup flavors. Light bitterness comes on the swallow with nutty and tobacco notes. Some smoke and band-aid flavors come late. Medium-full body, thick syrupy texture, virtually no carbonation, boozy sweet and tongue-coating finish.
gregwilsonstl (961) - Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Chocolate that rounds out to smoky. I like the transition on the palate. This is 10%? Tried at tasting room. Solid.
auee92 (8) - Lawrenceville, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Boozy fruit, and lightly sweet
Appearance: No head ?!? Darkbrown, cloudy on the pour
Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter
Palate: light body, thin oily slick mouthfeel, flat, astringent, finish
Overall: An odd, off-beat beer. The lack of head on a vigorous pour hints that something was not quite right with my sample. The aroma and taste was unique and sweet, indeed a desert beer if there ever was one!
Gerbeer (1500) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pours a dark brown with light head.
Aromas of nutty chocolate and a bit of wet wool.
Flavors of leather, smoke and sweet candy.
Seabass1964 (26) - Paragould, Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great Smokey flavor, very sweet. Good for dessert or after dinner. Zero carbonation and absolutely no head or lacing. Very fruity with a touch of molasses. Great sipping brew.
maddmatt639 (167) - Belmont, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great retention and light lacing. HUGE HEAD!!! Smells of molasses, tobacco and licorice. Tastes of ash, smoke, molasses and licorice. Long smoky finish.
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SSSteve (3666) - - MAR 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled 5/09. thanks again wes. clear brown ruby with a small beige head. big aroma of a leather jacket and mild smoke with tobacco and hints of ash. flavor is ashy with heavy leather. some earthy dirt and dark fruity notes peek through later. pretty dry with a medium body. the perfect amount of smoked malt.
cards04 (1459) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice beer. Don’t like a lot of smokey beers but this one is well done. Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. Aromas are smoked meat and hints of apple and dark fruit. Flavors are smoke, bubblegum, roasted malt, and tangy grape finish. Good stuff.
andyhwcinc (1354) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Wally’s in Los Angeles, CA; enjoyed while watching True Detective. Appearance is very dark and murky with no head. Aroma is pretty complex, notes of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, definitely like a fruitcake. Taste is real potent, lots of sugar and sweetness, figs, molasses, fruits, raisins, odd mouthfeel, but overall pretty good.
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At my place on a Friday at 5:20. Pours milkshake brown with frothy head hat stays. Aroma is caramel earthy hops, musky. Taste is caramel hops, fizzy barleywine, earthy malt. Finish is medium to long and nice, ends kinda clean.