nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burgundy-amber-brown body. Brutal peat smoke alcohol aroma. Lots of peat smoke, an odd creation. The peat is just overwhelming and dominates. Almost a dry coffee bitterness. Not that good. Brutal.
smith4498 (3456) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with CLevar. Bottle #7 of 204. Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Moderate smokey aroma. Lots of smoke flavor with sweet caramel malts. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Caleb.
BVery (9214) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Fitger’s on Nov. 17, 2011. Mostly clear chestnut brown pour with a smaller head. Aroma of smoked meat. Medium palate. Taste is peat, smoke, and meat. Awesome beer.
northropfrye (3103) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fitgers. Sweet and smokey aroma. Very meaty smoke. Malty and flavourful. Nice.
Nuffield (3994) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was plenty good. Hazy chestnut brown with red hues. Very smoky flavor, rich with band-aid and salami. Well rounded mouthfeel, balancing malts and alcoholic edge. An all around success, with big flavors and highly attractive qualities in every direction. (on tap at brewpub)
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
some awesome great lakes area trade partner bonused me this beer, been waiting to crack it.... wow. bottle 174/204. big ass smokey brew here. pours like a brown ale but drinks like beef jerky extract. one of the better overly smoked brews ive had. pretty balanced considering the dominated smoke and meat presence. tastes like charred salami. seems like this would be a 5.0 in a smoke geeks ratings. has super meaty mouthfeel and finish, chewiest ive had straight up. crazy stuff. i can enjoy half this bomber, but im not a smoke head so that will be about it for me.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear, dark brown with no real head. Aroma is a lot of smoke with woody notes. Flavor is also quite smokey though sweet malt and almost a medicine tinge comes through as well. Medium bodied with some carbonation. This is a great, smokey brew,
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
144/204. Thanks Allen. A gorgeous ruby color. Sweet meaty smoked aroma. The body is very smooth with a well balanced smooth character
JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winterfest ’11. I love smoked beers and this one did not disappoint. It was served from a bottle rather. Strong aroma of smoked grain and smoked wood. Medium sweet malt, and a very thick palate. One of the highlights of the festival
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[750mL C&C Bottle] I’ll preface this rating by saying that I often struggle to give good ratings for smoke beers. I drank this whole bottle by myself, and I still was not able to give it the type of rating that I would like. Anyways...it poured deep red with almost no head. The aroma is, surprise, big on smoke. A little sweetness showed at times too--almost a fruity sweetness, but I only got it once in awhile. Band-aid is also present. The taste is about the same, lots of smoke, but not overpowering. It still is fairly one dimensional, but not bad. Very little carbonation, in fact, nearly flat. Fairly thick, smooth, long, chalky finish. As far as smoked beers go, I did enjoy this one. That having been said, it isn’t exactly my style, and it isn’t something that I would want to have very often.