blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a dark amber-brown with a large lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, smoke and fruit along with light piney hops, light vegetal notes and hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavour is malty and chocolatey along with light smoke, light hops, lactic notes and coffee. Medium bodied, almost creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good, I liked it.
michcam8 (312) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz bottle. Thanks Shawn. Very interesting beer. I think this is the 1st "smoked" beer i have had, although I could be wrong due to being stupper. OK, so I have read other reviews of smoked beer, and I noticed bacon mentioned. Maybe this is just me, but when I swirl the beer around, the dominant smell I come up with bacon. Who does not love bacon! The taste does not translate, which is good. More on the chocolate, malty side, with a very slight bitterness coming through. Good beer! Would recommend to others!
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks Brian! Black pour with a short lasting thin head. Aroma of smoke, dark malts, and bread. Thin, flat mouthfeel. Smoke comes through nicely with a dry slightly bitter finish. I like how the lighter body highlights the smoked malts.
Steasy66 (956) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kinda hate smoked beers so not super excited here. Blackish, 2 finger tan head that isn’t going anywhere. Aroma is mostly smoke, not Surly Smoke level, stick your nose in a BBQ smoke, but its strongish. A swirl brings out a bit of hop aroma. Flavor is a combination of so many flavors I hate. None of them are dominant, so its not incredibly offensive, but I don’t see any upside in this beer. Palate is fine. This beer was sent as an extra, which is the only reason I’m drinking it. This just isn’t my style.
two7offsuit (218) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Malt and coffee in the aroma. Flavors of malt and smokiness is there but fairly subtle.
merc7186 (2199) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Smoked Malts, Mild Charcoal, Mild Coffee
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Smoked Chocolate Malts, Mild Coffee
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Smokey
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2013 - Very Dark Brown in colour (almost Black). Very Malty; roasty malts, smoke, chocolate, coffee. Hoppy; negligible hops. Sweet roast malty and smokey throughout. Decent.
beernbourbon (1317) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a recent trade with Chris, thanks! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smoky with light caramel malt and light coffee. Flavor is smoky but less than expected. Also sweet caramel malt, light roasty flavor, and a bit of coffee. Not overly smoky which is a plus for me. Well balanced and easy to drink.
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark brown color with very little head. Very malty beer with a smoky overtone. Not as smoky as I was expecting but it balances well with the other flavors. Good beer.
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: deep brown/ black with a tan head
S: dark malts,
T: smoke, mild bitterness
M: think, oily, light carb
O: unique blend of 2 different beers. Really good