CH-303 (1410) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New state, Utah (26/51):
Appearance: Dark brown, dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee.
Taste: Dark malts, some smoke and coffee, roasted. Sweetness? More smoke, please.
Bought: Erzbierschof, 650 ml, CHF 14.90
drjay44 (2648) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours an initially thick, poorly retained, light beige head, with some lacing over a hazy, brown (SRM 25) body.....nose is light smoke, medium roasted malt tones, with cocoa, light chocolate, no esters, very mild toffee/caramel no esters or hops.....taste is light smoke, mild cocoa chocolate, slightly sweet with hints of caramel, no esters, finishing mildly bitter.....mouth feel, body light of medium, no alcohol, slightly sticky, moderate acid on the finish. This is a light take on a Porter. The smoke and roasted malts are quite light. The recipe need more from both mid level, (caramel/crystal0 and from the dark roasted malts. The hops are light, and except for the smoke the could almost be a Brown Porter. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
Ferris (4341) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Light smoke and roast malts. Dark cloudy amber with a rich beige head. Light bacon and toast malts. Light and simple with not enough smoke.
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber-brown. Aroma is thin chocolatey malts, not getting smoke. Similar palate....husky...no real complexity, smoke or point of interest.
weark (307) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Dark brown color with a poor and fast disappearing beige head - Aroma of light smoke, malty, chocolate, toffee - Flavor is malty, chocolate, roasted malt with hints of ashes - Medium body, light bitterness, sweet, medium carbonation, smoky toffee finish - Good beer, the smoke is subtle, a little bit too sweet
gnoff (7860) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, on April 6, 2014.
Clear brown color, white head. Sweet, malty scent. Malty, mineral taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
AWISLguy (1302) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from Sonoma Cellars. Pours a brownish orange with a malted milk head leaving streaks of lace. Aroma has smoke and light caramel and light roast with cocoa. Taste is of smoke and caramel, with some nuttiness, slightly watery. Light to medium bodied. Finishes lightly sweet, with salty meat smoke and without much length. Not annoying or bad, but little to recommend. Not sure of the style; more a smokey lager than anything with depth.
BrewMstr (90) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice chocolate, coffee, and malty taste with smokey after taste. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
DMLINAZ (297) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good. Not as smoked as, say, Stone’s, but smokey nonetheless, mostly in the dry finish. Not much smoke in the aroma. Pours deep black with a puffy white head. After that dissipates it still leaves a Cappuccino-like ring.
v8powered (125) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2013: pours dark brown with dark tan head. The flavor is not as smokey as expected. Nowhere near Stone or Alaskan. It is a mellow smoke. I like cherry wood but wouldn't have known if I didn't read the label. Light chocolate taste. Slight toffee aftertaste. Was good but not as good as I expected. Not as Epic as Epic usually is....
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