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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft at Big Hops Huebner. Clear maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of lightly toasted brown bread. Taste is sweet and smoky chocolate. decent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13234) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12268) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10818) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of smoked cherry wood, smoked caramel, smoked meat, smoked toffee, smoked chocolate and earth. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9312) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7662) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft - Little bacon, wood smoke and roast malts. Dark mahogany with a thin beige head. Malty molasses, wood smoke and lots of raisin. A bit on the sweet side and not enough oomph to float my boat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at CGBD. Pours dark brown, near black with a beige head. Toffee malts, some light earthy smokiness, and light bready notes. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6831) - 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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