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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Malts: Munich, Raunch, Cherry-wood smoked malt, Crystal, Carafa
Hops: Spalt select for bittering, hallertauer, spalt, and tettnang for aroma
O.G.: 21.5 Plato
Released: January/February


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4269) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown pour, with a off-whitish beige head. Smoke, caramel malt, light cocoa, dark fruit, and a bit of sweetness. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle shared @ Oakquinox 2013. Mahogany pour with a tall khaki head. Smoke, caramel, and dark fruit notes on the nose. Some cocoa, burnt wood, and a touch of roast. Smokey flavor along with some burnt wood. Mild sweetness of caramel. A bit of cocoa bitterness, roasted malt, dark fruit, and cola.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a huge tan head. The aroma has some smoked notes as well as some darker, roasted malt and some dark fruit. The flavor has a lot more smoke in it. I get a lot of ashy, meaty smoke as well as some roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
bottle, dark brown garnet pour with multi layered waterfall head, really nice balance of smoke and malty dark fruits, good medium bodied bock with nice finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Dark ruby brown with a light brow head. Aroma of smoke dark fruit and dark malts. Very smooth smokey dark chocolate w/ cherry and plum taste, with great carbonation. Overall its a very complex beer that was born for cooking and enjoying while cooking or any other time.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozarkspops (346) - - FEB 2, 2013
Dark brown cherry pour. Mild tan head. Aroma was smokey chocolate, caramel, toffee, licorice, sugary. Flavor starts to show the smoke. All the malty characteristics in the aroma show up but with that smokiness. Sweet clean finish. ---Rated via iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rhardy538 (3) - - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
Dark brown color with a hefty tan head. Smells of campfire smoke and malt. Rich coffee and smokey flavor. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bomber pours dark brown with a big tan head. Not much nose probably because it’s a bit cold. Taste is nice rich burnt malty thickness with a good chunk of smokiness-just right. Some sweetness on the end. Full body. Not much alcohol presence. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (3966) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a hazy brownish amber with a small beige head. Nose has some wood smoke, light earthy chocolate malt, and toast. Flavor is really unique, with a certain woody smokiness I have never tasted in a smoke beer or any other beer before, along with some burnt toast, earthy caramel, and a bitter dryness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
(Growler) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, mustiness, cocoa, and roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, peat, caramel, and dark chocolate.


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