Reynolds314 (2103) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit dissapointing. Grainy smokey and barnyard? Tastes off to me in a strange un-jacks abby way. A rare off beer from a fantastic brewery.
DRBiser (27) - - DEC 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich dark brown with full creamy foamy head
Nose is roasted dark chocolate, just a hint of smokey malt
Wow what a unique taste combo. Tingly hops with a touch of smoke and a big bold chocolate/coffee flavor. Roasty and rich like a nice porter, but a lighter mouth feel. Almost could use a tiny bit more smoke, but this is one of the most thirst quenching smoked beers I've ever tasted
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mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks ernesto. pours black with full white lasting head. slight smoke aroma and nuts. taste like lightly smoked almonds.
jkwood04 (3438) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in a lager glass. Pours brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of some dark and smoked malts, but also toasted and caramel notes and light floral hops. Flavor a nice blend of the smoked and other styles of malts. Average texture. A pretty good beer for this style.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this brewery does real well with lagars . this one was not one of my favorites from Jack Abby. it was however a good smoked brew
SudsMcDuff (5663) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, i think .. . pours a deep brown black .. . light foam, light lacing .. . light roast and sweet tar, smoke? i don’t get any - to call this a smoked beer is like calling a tree a doorknob.. .. nice beer but to call it a smoked is a stretch .. . . Don’t forget, tip your pronouncers.
JulienHuxley (2552) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with whitish head. Aroma is a bit meaty, lots of roast malt, very light smoke. Toasted grain flavor, subtle smokiness, chocolate. Palate is nice and fluffy, pretty dry. Good beer.
fishonmyplane (353) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly, this beer doesn’t have much of an aroma. Thick, sticky texture with very soft carbonation. Dark, roasty, a little bitter, with a hint of chocolate. Pretty light on the smoke - I would have preferred a lot more. I also think more hops would have drawn out the flavor and given it more depth. The palate is fine, but the flavor was a bit of a letdown.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served out of a pitcher at GABF 2012. Very dark amber no head earth aroma smooth coffee bitter.
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour is dark black with a tan head and some larger bubbles. Nose is light malt and chocolate notes with a light grain and herbal hop. Taste is a good, full flavored dark chocolate and light roast to it. Stout like favors with a lighter body and grainy hoppy finish. Dry clean finish and well carbonated.