Nero55 (765) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with thin head. Aroma of smoked malt (smoked meats and jerky). Medium body, medium sweetness, dark fruit, strong notes of smoked meats, and a sweet finish.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"pretty much the aroma and flavors you’d expect from the style, but nothing really stood out. definitely on the dark side with a little toffee and dark fruit aroma, similar taste with some caramel as well and a bit of alcohol. medium bodied. just ok for a barlwywine."
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ale, strong falvor, but smooth to drink. Alcohol is high, but not overpowering. Would definitely get again, great value for such a strong beer.
brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle @ home via Secret Krampus courtesy toss from Andy. Mahogany pour with a short lived khaki head. This smells like Red Man chewing tobacco. Smoke, caramel, band aids, and candied orange peel. W@? Tastes of tobacco, beef jerky, smoke, and plastic. This is gross. According to vacax: "the lake may be superior, but this beer is a fucking piece of shit."
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark pour with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, sweet sugars, and dark fruit. Medium palate, some carbonation. Taste is rich dark fruit, ABV is well hidden.
BeerKurve (509) - - JAN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black which turns into a dark crimson when held up to a light. Aroma of licorice, caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla and chocolate. Rather smoky upfront with licorice, chocolate, oak, hops, chocolate and roasted barley; Very chocolatey/roasty finish. Light weight body and carbonation. Very smooth tasting!
Trev (1956) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola brown pour with a thin tan head.
Aroma is smokey and dark fruit.
Flavour continues with smoke, roasted malt, hints of licorice.
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marcus (6692) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with an attractive beige head and a smoky oaky molasses aroma. There is a very woody brown sugar flavor with a dry chocolate finish and a mild alcohol trail.
bhensonb (11382) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Guerde - thanks man! Pours very dark brown/amber with a creamy off-beige head. Aroma seems woody. And smoky. Full bodied, almost. Flavor is woody, smoky, lightly brown sugar. It’s near dry. It finishes smoky and a bit bitter. A little chocolate after a long time.
ryanfolty (1886) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Winterfest 2013. Muddy brown pour with limited head. Aroma and taste of smoke, oak, fruit and sweetness.