envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Smoke aroma. Taste is honey malts, light hops and a smoke-ham finish. Smoke not overpowering.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Clybourn. Pours a very brilliant gold with a white cap of foam. Nose is definitely lacking in the nose. There is a hint of smoke-based phenol in the nose, but otherwise a superbly clean and well rounded malt profile with some melanoidins peaking through. on taste, this is a really great beer, just not really smoked. More of the phenolic notes do come through as it warms. Very full maltiness to it and very clean and balanced. Finishes with some light hoppy notes. A really great beer, just not smokey enough.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On draft at Clybourn brewpub. Color is burnt yellow. Smoked taste, almost like ham or bacon. light color, lace, 1 finger head disipates. Light-medium body, roasty flavor. Very interesting and I bet this would be great with a burger.
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the Clyborn location. Poured a clear gold with a slight amber hue and a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a slight smokiness with some sweet grains and bread. Flavor was a bit thin but had a slight smokey note with a bit of light roasted malts.