bleeng (1552) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
AmEricanbrew (6171) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany color with ivory sheen. Chocolate, dark roast, nutty, smoke, caramel aromas. medium bodied. Smoke, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit flavors--good.
decaturstevo (5303) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour with creamy tan head and lace. Peat, smoke, and dried fruit. Flavor mirrors aroma. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dfinney23 (1953) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Tabednar (139) - - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
02.24.2012 - Houston, TX
Very, very smokey (as the name implies). Slight cocoa and hazelnut charecteristics.
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
drowland (6502) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.