Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Big Hops Huebner. Clear maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of lightly toasted brown bread. Taste is sweet and smoky chocolate. decent.
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, 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.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bu11zeye (12684) - 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.
Ferris (12420) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.
djd07 (9741) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a dark amber with a a small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is pepper and smoke. Medium mouthfeel with a smokey malt and dry finish.
j12601 (9548) - 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.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, 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.
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....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.