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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21190) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12684) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12420) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9741) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9548) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....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.

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