maxwelldeux (4034) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy darker brown color with almost no head on it. Nose is extremely smokey, almost like a peaty scotch, and has just a hint of the sweetness from the underlying style coming through underneath. Taste is also quite smokey and reminds me quite a bit of a campfire. Very little sweetness in there, though you can get just a hint of it in the finish.
Ron (2826) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very smokey indeed. Dark red amber. Light lasting head. Big smokey flavor. Smells like smoke and taste like sour smoke. Very sour. Very smokey. A little too much smoke for me. I was hoping for some Bock flavor. Found none. Like drinking a campfire.
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At room temperature and into a snifter. Radiant, fiery bronze with very fine carbonation. Solid, compact off-white foam leaves a broad lace. Where there is smoke there is fire. This one has an aroma of slow-smoked, peated meats, bonfire ash, pork lipids and fresh shaved proscuitto with just a little caramel and fried bread croutes - odd but alluring. Palate is alive with ashen meats, peat, wood and earth; the length is a winner. Good body, lightly viscous but finishing soft and oily. Sweet, burnt sugars and toffee up front; a tannic malt hit breaking up the swallow with just a smidgeon of charred malt bitterness. Touch of plum conserve and marmalade an odd addition. Very well balanced and controlled with nothing far fetched or over-the-top. I’d be happy to sit on this one for a while. A lovely brew! (33cL, 2011 vintage, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wood brown and cloudy with a short, yellow- tan head.
Aroma of smoked meat...caramel.
Taste is caramel, smoke, a hint of vanilla sweetness.
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of smoked ribs, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering smokey finish.
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with an off-white head. Aroma was smoky with notes of caramel and wood. Flavor was smoked malts, caramel, roast and had a touch of vanilla.
alobar (2969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with a thin white creamy head. Aroma of smoke and caramel. Smoke flavor with caramel, bread, and hint of vanilla. Creamy body. Smooth beer.
reggiedunlop (3381) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy chestnut color with a medium tan head. Aroma is smoky with some band aid notes. Flavor has very nice roast and smoke...peaty. mouthfeel is medium with a nice peaty/campfire finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle: pours a clear deep bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty malty nose with lots of fresh smoke. Starts with a good fullness and malty sweetness with a touch of light fruits and lots of smoky complexity before a slightly drier bittersweet finish. Very true to style and enjoyable.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a very hazy amber-copper color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is full of smoke and oak with some sweet caramel and bready malts, vanilla, and tobacco.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel and bready malts with some vanilla and tobacco. Through the middle, lots of smoke comes through with some oak. The finish is a mix of smoke, oak, vanilla, bacon, cured meats, tobacco, and some sweet bready malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a smokey and lightly sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Big smoke character, but in a really great way. Very tasty.