bluejacket74 (1505) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 ounce bottle, best before 2015. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head that stays around for a bit. There’s also a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like smoked malt, chocolate, band-aids, peat, burnt/charred malt, and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some dark fruit and an earthy flavor. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick and has a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a very good brew. Although it’s pricey at $8.99 a bottle, I’d buy this one again. Definitely worth a try if you like smoked stouts.
BOSSbrewer (2507) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm not a fan of the style. But this is a good beer. Pours black with little head. Smokey almost to dominating the malt. Some caramel. Somewhat sweet. Heavy mouthfeel. Good beer.
DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very lively near-black pour, finely bubbled medium brown head that eventually settles into a rocky flotsam. Aroma is ashy-smoke with underlying sweetness. The palate is smoke-dominated, and the term ashtray isn’t too far off the mark. There is an acrid quality to the smoke here, but this is buffered by silky smooth and sweet malts, chocolate and dark caramel and molasses. Nice, but the balance could be a bit better, or maybe it’s the quality of the smoke that I find less than ideal. I did enjoy it, but it doesn’t rank alongside my favourite smoked ales.
Kingi (508) - - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is ashes, very strong. Hard to rate the aroma, strong but maybe not the most pleasant. Black beer and brown head. Taste is medium-heavvy sweetness. medium body, sticky, heavy cloying sweetness on the finish. i like this, someone else might not.
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from kris wines, london. Black color, HUGE brown head. Aroma is literally ashtray, very smokey, burnt wood, roasted malts. Full roasty body, coffee, little smokey, licorice. Quite nice.
jordoschell (6) - Lethbridge, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn this one is smokey, dark black in colour, nice rich tan head, aroma gives off dark roasted malts, and a smokey fire pit. Pallet is all smoke, light coffee and chocolate flavours. Gotta take your time with this thing or you will die from smoke inhalation. Great beer if you like it rich with burnt flavours.
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boxofrane (2341) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mari’s. Pours pitch black with minimal head, nice film on top. The aroma is medium hickory, dark chocolate, roast. The taste is burned malt, big hickory barbecue sauce, ribs. Love it.
Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not a fan of smoked beers but it would be hard not to like this one. I’m not a believer in aroma as much of a contribution to the experience of drinking a beer, but the aroma of Ashtray Heart is prominent. Smokiness is intense and dominant but does not overpower other malt character. There is some caramel sweetness and bitterness to add depth. A silky texture is appealing as well. There is some complexity of flavor but not what I would describe as dramatic.
drowland (6654) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during RBWG 2013. Black pour with a small tan head. Smoked malts, ash, dark malts. The flavor is a bit more balanced - sweet mocha coffee, smoke, and ash. Tasty enough.
tia (1141) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Saison. Very dark with creamy mocha head and light lacing. My husband ruined me for this he said it smelled like band aids and ash tray shed now that’s well I smell (though I don’t find out all that disagreeable). There sweet and smoky. Silky.