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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1544) - 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 (4670) - 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 (11971) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Mahogany color with ivory sheen. Chocolate, dark roast, nutty, smoke, caramel aromas. medium bodied. Smoke, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit flavors--good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Deep amber pour with creamy tan head and lace. Peat, smoke, and dried fruit. Flavor mirrors aroma. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Tap at Flying Saucer, Sugar Land.
Pours a deep mahogany with a nose of nutty chocolate, raisin, cocoa, and light bourbon. Flavor is hoppy chocolate and light roasted cocoa. Average tingly mouthfeel. Not too shabby.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
On tap at Hay Merchant. Aroma is toasted malt and smoke. Taste is an excellent balance of sweet, bitter and savory notes -- about my only complaint is could actually be a little smokier!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tabednar (139) - - FEB 25, 2012
02.24.2012 - Houston, TX On Tap Very, very smokey (as the name implies). Slight cocoa and hazelnut charecteristics.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
(Growler thanks to TXJeep) very clear rich brown, little to no head. Nose of gingerbread, dark bread, light smoke that’s well done, and milk chocolate. Taste of smoked malt, medium dark chocolate, mild bitterness, wish it had a bit more to round out some of the smoke but it’s nice in general.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6174) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2/24/12. Growker thanks to TXJeep at RBWG 2012. Nice amber pour with a small tan head. Light smokey aroma, maybe a touch plasticky, with sweet caramel and meat. Similar flavor with smoke, a bit of roast, sweet caramels, and a touch of meat. Not too shabby.


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