IndianaRed (3220) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a murky redish brown with a coarse but lasting sandy colored head. Light aroma of sweet smokes
SpringsLicker (3316) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, creamy, 3 dimensional mocha heads forms easily over this dark brown brew.
Aromas of dark bread, molasses, cookies, and smoke.
Lightly sweet flavor, very smooth palate.
The Juniper transforms into a floral aftertaste and there is a lightly tart, smoke induced finish.
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 3   Ruby : XX   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 4
Intensity : 4
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Esters : XX   Banana : XX   Phenols : XX   Leather : 3   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Toast : 3   Caramel : XX   Toffee : 2   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : 2   Candy : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Fruits : 3   Chocolate : 2   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : 1   Grapes : 1   Blackberries : XX   Dates : XX   Cherries : XX   Plums : 1   Figs : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 1   Orange : 2   Herbal : XX   Spicy : 1   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Cloves : XX   Smoke : 4   Pepper : XX   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : 2   Candi Sugar : XX   Anise : XX   Vinous : 2
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : 1   Bitterness : 2   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : 2   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: A unique and exquisite creation that combines fruity, smoky and toasted malts notes in a jaw-dropping, balanced, drinkable and tasty combination.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very tasty. Big, salty bacon smoke in the nose, with a very clean, crisp smoky flavor. Highlights a bit of wood and herbals, punchy but goes down easy.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Bottle pours a deep and hazy amber with a 6 inch head that clings well... Still lots of head. The aroma is malty, yeasty, floral hops, and pipe tobaco. The flavor is a real nice mellow bundle of malt, light smoke, Belgian stale hops, lingering ale sour notes, ripe cave aged blue cheese, with some light bitterness playing with the other notes well. The juniper did not really hit me until much warming. The palate is mostly cleansing and fairly medium bodied. Overall, kind of nice.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark ruby amber with brown tones and a massive foamy cloud-like beige head. Aroma is very earthy, spicy- floral hops, flowers, tons of spices- pepper, some clove- earth and leather, light cold smoke- some smoked fish, juniper berries, pine and mint. Good full flavor- more pine, mint, juniper- gin-like- solid malt backbone- sweet toffee, roast, some chocolate, and some woody earthy hints. Bitter and slightly astringent finish. Very unique and enjoyable. I feel like this is similar to the Jackeldricka from Heavywieght, except this one is highly carbonated and sweeter. Nice beer.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Dark reddy colour. Smoky malts and juniper lurking somewhere behind that. Makes me think of eating a plate of spicy sauerkraut with smoky cured meats. I liked the flavours with the smokiness continuing and the addition of a little hop and malt flavour. Unfortunately quite thin with spritzy carbonation which spoiled it a bit for me.
jasonp (1564) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, dark clear bronze with an off-white head. Smoke and caramel in the nose, pleasant. Flavor has notes of smoked malt, wood, caramel, light chocolate, brown sugar, noble hops and toffee. A bit harsh tasting overal. Thin bodied with very lively carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11450) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours dark brown, nearly impenetrable by light, with a huge, frothy, light brown head, lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (nutty, bread, cookie, straw), light hops (herbs, grass), heavy yeast (meat, broth, horse blanket) with notes of juniper, smoke, charcoal, and lightly charred wood. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, light sweetness and bitterness, moderate acidity; wonderful ashed oak and toasted straw flavor with hints of smoked meat and juniper.
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a medium and muddy brownish / amberish color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, chocolate, bacon / meat, wood, and light roast. Tastes of smoke, woody / earthy, and lighter meatiness. Thin body.