argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, RBSG Fri night. Minimal beige head, cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light smoke, cherry cough drop. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, smoke, some orange, bread. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Travlr (7946) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cloudy golden yellow color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of smouldering fruit and bread dough. Taste is full bodied candied fruit with a burned edge. Very nice.
Dogbrick (5993) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask version at Barley’s 5th Annual Mini RAF (04/28/07): This beer is a lightly hazed dark amber color with a medium off-white head that has good retention. Rings of lacing. The aroma is mostly hoppy with smokey malt undertones. Dry, medium body with both hops and smoke flavors, neither of which dominates. Light malt in the backgound as well. The finish is mildly bitter hops, with the smoked character still lurking in the background. Interesting beer, although it does not really push any boundaries.
blipp (4775) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Malty sweet aroma with some light citric notes. The flavor has pale malts, light smoke, a light sweetness, and some floral hops. Good stuff.
BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the brewpub. Orange pour with a white head. Smokey, ham, and some biscuity malt to go along with soft hop presence. Good stuff.
swoopjones (4196) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Lighter copper orange pour. Touch of bonfire smoke in the aroma. Citrusy bitterness with hint of smoke in the flavor. Nice hop flavor, fresh, smoke adds aunique flavor. I like it
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the 2nd Annual Winking Lizard Real Ale Fest. Pours clear gold with a medium beige head. Earthy hop flavor with malt and smoke. Malty flavor up front with some bread and caramel notes before a bacony smoke finish.
nuplastikk (3274) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sugar Maple. Orange-brown, unfiltered. Smoky, but relatively balanced. Medium bodied, well executed. Mild hop balance. The smoke shines, but it remains drinkable. Well done, true to style despite the obvious differences.
1FastSTi (3150) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. The beer has a nice beechwood type smoked malt. Clean malt flavor. The palate leaves a dry smoky and lightly oily component. The aroma is pretty smoky. This beer needed to warm up quite a bit before showing it’s hand. Really reminds me of beer from Bamberg.
Beerman6686 (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium amber color with a beige head. Aroma was nice medium bitter/citrus hops with a nice mellow smokienes to it too. Flavor was a great balance of caramel malt, citrusy hops, and light smoke. Very interesting stuff.