DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the tasting room. Surprisingly dark for the second runnings. Looks like Adam. Smell is strong smoke. You can really see how the barrels and time eliminate the smoky character of regular Matt as this is extremely smoky. Strong, earthy peat reminds of Scotch. Campfire and wood. Taste is very light bodied, very sessionable. The combination of intense smoke/drinkability is very different and new. I would really like to drink a large amount of this.
boFNjackson (4130) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Hair of the Dog... Poured a light, amber/brown with a thin head. This is peaty all the way through, some campfire tones with a biscuit and cereal barley malt balance. A nice mild fruity, apple and apricot flavor too. Pretty lovely to sip on.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks bvc! Smoky gentle aroma, spiced apple. Reddish amber, small white head. Long on smoke, light in body, amazing that it’s 3.5%. The heart of the matt? Let’s get small.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice smokey leathery nose, hints of cereal grains, light fruity notes, and more moderate salty smoke. Pours hazy dark amber, nice head and lace. Flavors of salty smoke, apple, cereal grain, toast. Light but so flavorful. Great beer.
bvc (1156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at hotd. Pours a darker bright amber with plenty of off white head that stays and leaves some lacing. Up front, plenty of smokey peat, hints of raisin, apple, plenty of grainy malt, with some leather and tobacco. Smoke, cereal grain, white pepper, tobacco and leather notes...so much flavor for ’small’ beer. Love the little dogs!
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 draft. unfiltered pale burgundy with a fine-bubbled tan head. doughy bread crust and smoky brandy and apples with an exceptionally delicate and soft malt body and intense dryness. prickly, buzzing hop acid along with peppery phenols released by densely frothy layers of carbonation atop a remarkably light and dry malt base. fuck yes.