Cliff (398) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice smoked beer, a bit one dimensional, but overall very enjoyable. Poured clear deep golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is straight up smoke, along with the flavor. A bit of graininess in the flavor, but the smoke really dominates. An enjoyable beer and definitely a bit unique.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
reddish with white head. huge smoked nose. flavor is of all smoke with a little malt sweetness and a nice dry finish. interesting smoked
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couple of samples at Fat Headís. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white. Aroma of smoke, ham and not much else. Flavor is smoky and hammy, but the true flavor of the beer comes through on the back end. A nice blend of light sweet malt and crisp noble hops. Nicely done.
baraciisch (1267) - USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely smokey aroma, flavor was definitely a little too extreme.... Smoke really overpowered the palate from tasting anything else... Really couldnít drink anything else after that... Not the best
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at Coleís. A very light body with lots of white foamy head. The line probably needed to be cleaned up, but the flavour was fine. A significant but not overbearing smoked malt, rather faint in the aroma, in a well-malted beer. Good drinkability.Easy drinkability.
swoopjones (4905) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. deep golden pour, medium smoke on the nose with some bready notes. taste is smoke, sweet malts, some berry like sweetness in the finish. smoke is not overbearing but adds a nice touch
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear orange color with a medium thin eggshell white head that diminishes steadily. Jagged top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Smoked malt aroma with some caramel notes. Medium body with a moderate smoke character and flavors of toasted malt and hops. The finish is smoky with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.