TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown with a light brow head. Aroma of smoke dark fruit and dark malts. Very smooth smokey dark chocolate w/ cherry and plum taste, with great carbonation. Overall its a very complex beer that was born for cooking and enjoying while cooking or any other time.
jtclockwork (11248) - , 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.
Modularman (132) - - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of roasted malt and chocolate, appearance is dark cola with thin khaki head, taste is chocolate roasted malt with carbonation
Travlr (16923) - 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.
drfabulous (5055) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Friendly Spot. Dark pour. Malty with some brown sugar and spice. Did not really get the smoke on this one.
BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a light caramel colored head. Has a slightly smokey malt aroma. The smokey flavor is very dominant with notes of chocolate and bacon.
ben4321 (4881) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Central Market, 4/1/14
Aroma: The nose is full of smoked malts and meat, and some other malty notes
Appearance: It pours a brown-black color without much head or lace at all
Flavor: The taste is mostly smoked meats/malts, some peat, and a little roast
Palate: The body is medium, it has average-plus carbonation, and a bit of a roasty feel
This is a nice smoked. The meaty/smokey flavor dominates over mostly everything else. Overall, this is a pretty nice example of the style.
Ferris (8487) - 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.
GT2 (9410) - 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.
blipp (7202) - San Diego, 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.
j12601 (8000) - 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.