sebletitje (9263) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown, off-white head.
aroma is loaded with Bamberg style malts, hints of chocolate that seemed for upfront as the beer warmed up.
flavor, light roast and smoke, hints of bitter chocolate and toffee. Contrary to the aroma, the chocolate was more present. Finish is similar, chocolate and light smoke. Well crafted and tasty.
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dry chocolate ashtray malt and stale coffee grounds in the nose. Smoked malt shows up more as it warms but doesn’t redeem the awful malt in this beer. Burnt and smoked nut shells and a mild plastic note join the old coffee grounds and ashtray. It turns slightly sweet (bacon/maple) in the finish but is killed by a watery and thin body.
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown beer poured with a generous tan head and a smoky aroma. There is a very smoky malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter, slightly sour finish. It tastes like a good German rauchbier, but the smoke is a bit more restrained.
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle rating from notes. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have big woody and meaty smoked malt, caramel, some fruity character, ash, earthy, interesting beer. We get quite a few of their beers locally now.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2010 [2334-20090726] 750mL bottle. Smoky cigarette ashes and roasted grain wood aroma. Black body with a long-lasting foamy light tan head. Roasted smoke flavour has a long lingering roasty aftertaste. Full body. Roasty and smoky and a nice blend of everything. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(c/o manuchampions, w/ him, jerc)
[2778B-20100219] Bottle. Smoky wooden cask aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy light brown head. Roasted wooden peat continues in the flavour. Full body. Smoky, pretty good. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml BoTTle @ The Beer Kitchen .. . Pours a dark plum, head is medium size, lacing is quite good too .. . raisins, plum, molasses and a touch of smoke .. . very smooth, gets better as it warms .. . hi, my name is josh and strawberry kiwi ruined my life...
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye or blutt59... Pours with a dark brown body and a large tan head. Aroma of chocolate and smoke. Taste is beef, jerky, chocolate and smoke. Medium carbonation.
czar (7711) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours copper, slight haze, with a creamy off-white head. malty and smoked, of course! smoke is present but it really allows other esters to show. good malty profile, caramel and roasted malts, average carbonation. another great offering from LTM. all for one!
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. thanks, dany! pours nearly black with a dense, creamy tan head, lots of bubbles. big coffee and beef jerky nose. creamy medium body with beautiful light carb. some lightly tart acidity, lots of coffee, roast, and bacon on the mid. long tangy bacon finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Poured lower-viscosity deeper brown with a short-lived, fizzy tan head. The aroma picked up dark chocolates, a pinch of cherry, and molasses with mild accents of smoked malt (could’ve been cherrywood, which would’ve explained the cherry I found).. soft overall, and very welcoming. The flavor found black patent and chocolatey malts at the core, with lightly sour smoked malts laced throughout.. well-balanced, with few flaws, but it really wasn’t that interesting.. could’ve used a bit heavier malt bill and more smoke. Medium-bodied at the very most on the palate.. lower carbonation.. overall a fairly enjoyable brew.