Skyview (5272) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just tapped at the brewery’s taproom. Sampled on draught, pours a semi-hazy orange brown colored brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipated and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma is smoked pork jerky, some traces of apple or beachwood, and some west coast-calber citrusy hops. Taste is full bodied, average carbonation with flavors of smoked pork jerky, light apple, grapefruit, and a touch of earthy spice. Finish has a medium hop aftertaste that lasts a little longer than the smoked malt flavor. An Americanized hopped smoked brown ale with German malt/yeast ingredients is best way to describe this special test release.
wilnatp (628) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tao. Aroma of smoke and taste is sweet. Reminds me of maple bacon. Not over powering.
Ericular (705) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is right in Hammeheart’s wheelhouse. Even if it’s not a Top 5 style of mine, I can appreciate talent when I taste it. Pours a nice bright, deep orange. Perfect if you’re in the mood for a smoked beer. Wood, leather, smoked jerky, some leather, more wood, and so forth. Am I manly enough for this creation?
JK (4659) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ABR 2014. Good rauch beer, with lots of smoke in the flavor and aroma. Not complex; it doesn’t need to be. This is what I expect from a smoked beer.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ABR 2014. Smoked Oktoberfest. Hazy orange. Smoked meat in this. Another great smoked beer from the area’s leader in smoked beers.