yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 From tap at Sunset grill. Pours hazy brown with a small white and creamy head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light smoked. Bitter, roasted and dry malty. Light smoked. Ends bitter, smoked and roasted.
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toffee malty, caramelish and breadish. Smooth malty, smoked and light meaty. Bitter and dry toffee malty. Ends roasted malty and light bitter finish.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty grainy caramel licorice aroma with weak hints of smoke. Roasted malty grainy smoky caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty carmale and chocolate finish.
madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
13th August 2013
GBBF Day 1. Hazy dark amber - red - brown beer. Small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and light, semi dry. Smooth malt with a mild dark chocolate streak. Whisper of smoke. Very fine minerally carbonation. Touch of dark fruits before a smooth and dry finish. Not bad at all.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Medium beige head atop cola-dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some nut, caramel, cherry, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nut, some roast, cherry, light lager yeast. Light smoke int the finish. Medium body, some stickiness. Very mild smoke.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a dark amber color with an off-white head. Strong smoke aroma to this, but still plenty of malt sweetness. Good caramel, toffee, and toasted bread aromas. A light woodiness to it. The flavor is sweet and malty with a nice smokiness. Light wood and salt notes, plenty of toast and caramel malts. A light chocolate flavor to it as well.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle drank at Hill Farmstead while waiting for the Harvest Festival VIP session to begin, Vermont. Pours clear, rich brown with a big, tan cream head. Burnt brown sugar nose with some earth and light ham. Medium sweet flavor with some dry earth, light smoke, toasty bread, light bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation, faint smoke, rich toasted bread, burnt earth, some bitter cocoa. Great balance, decent character.
Lubiere (9301) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, nutty butterscotch with light berry notes, a bit cloying. In mouth, a light peaty sweet malt with nutty notes, butterscotch, oily mouthfeel, grassy and murky. On tap at Sunset Grill, Oct. 8 2011.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home via trade with Ernesto987. Thanks! Pours a hazy dark brown appearance with a nice brown head. Mild dark fruity (plum, fig), light leather, slightly burnt/smoky, nutty caramel, grassy aroma. Somewhat sweet caramel malty, toasty, a bit burnt, lightly smoked, chocolate, a bit nutty flavor. The smoke is very slight but the beer is overall pretty solid.
Sammy (8022) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good smoked, on tap at Cole’s. Dark brown and lace. Above average mouthfeel. A good malting and very drinkable.
GT2 (7700) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL thanks to WillRunForBeer. Clear, deep cola pour looking black. Medium, whiter gray foam with okay retention and spotty lacing. Nose is cola and mild pine. Taste is soapy, ashy, soil, mild smoke. Palate is very watery, thin, soil/ash. Disappointing.