bu11zeye (11760) - 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.
brokensail (9828) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to djd07. Pours a clear, deep ruby. Giant tan head formation. Big lace. Vanilla, dairy, thick nose with sweeter strawberries. Taste is smoked, soy, savory with raisins. Odd combination. Dusty finish. Chalky. Not bad.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a lightly hazed brown with a thin beige to tan head. Soft banana and smoke on the nose, malty. Medium-bodied, soft malt, toast. Light malt, sweetness with toffee notes and light smoke on the finish.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
drowland (5893) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 rerate!
after having multiple samples of the 2nd year release. WAY different, the smoke level has been chopped down in a big way. not all that enjoyable any more. oh well. it was fun while it lasted.... rating goes from 4.4 to a 3.7
YES! a local smoked beer!! if there is a god- he drinks smoked beers!! .. . pours a deep molasses brown .. medium foam, light lacing! .. . slick stuff! good sweet smokiness .. . awesome stuff, i really hope this becomes part of their regular lineup!!! .. . . Well, I mean, you know, gypsies. I don’t want anyone shrinking my head and shit.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at CGBD. Pours dark brown, near black with a beige head. Toffee malts, some light earthy smokiness, and light bready notes. Not bad.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - 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.
thirdeye11 (5378) - 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.