LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was a dark brown, red tints, with a thick two finger tan head that fell to a thin layer, larger bubbles clinging to glass. Aroma was a whiff of smokey goodness, not too much else, maybe a hint of malt sweetness. Taste was nicely balanced between smokiness, some malt character, some hints of dark sweet chocolate, maybe a but if caramel. Well balanced, nothing dominates. I am glad that this was not so over the top with aggressive smoke and roasted malts. Nicely carbonated, just enough tingle to clean it all up. Very pleased with this brew...not heavy or overdone, drinkable.
thewolf (10789) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks bigbro. Pours dark chestnut with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, roasted, nuts, smoke, liquorice. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, light roasted, smoke. Mild malty bitterness. Good.
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Smokey earthy aroma. Smokey, oaky, long flavor. Dry finish.
Habanero (2179) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy and deep brown with an average, beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, chocklate and light smoke. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb, A very tasty Smoked.
gendv138 (356) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet/tulip. Pours dark brownish black with a finger of light tan head. Aromas of soy sauce, light smoke, roast, chocolate, coffee. Tasting notes of dark chocolate, roast, light smoke, sweet coffee. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff!
TaktikMTL (5548) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez The Dirty Truth (Northampton, MA) au coût de 6,00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de fumée avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de fumée avec une pointe de céréale grillée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #5523)
fluffy (1334) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As black lagers go, this is one of the better American versions I've had. Nice soft smoky note too.
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mkgrenwel (558) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown murky pour. Lots of beige head with big bubbles. Oily smoke aroma. Flavor is a little thin. Malt doesn't have a ton of depth, but does have a solid smoke finish. Palate is slick and oily. Nice creaminess to it as well. Really good beer. I'd love this bu a campfire at night.
djd07 (2918) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is smoke, raisin. Medium mouthfeel with light smoke and raisin with nice smoke finish. Very nice.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Mild caramel, smoke and roasted cereals are found within this shy, somewhat generic smoked brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the blackness.
-Mouthfeel is excessively smooth, a tad bloated.
-The finish is roasty with a whiff of smoke.
-Don’t think the nitrogen-rich carbonation helped the malt flavors that much in this one.
On nitro tap at The Dirty Truth.
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown to light black under a small wispy beige head. The nose is dry and roasty with a bit of chocolate and a light hint of smoke. A nice light licorice like note as well. The flavor is dry and lightly roasty with a light bitterness and some minimal smoked notes. Finishes fairly dry with some light hops. Light to medium bodied with soft natural carbonation. Some light lingering roast. Pretty nice schwarzbier, but doesn’t really cross over the line in my book to be considered a Smoked.