sebletitje (8116) - 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.
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trip to Montreal back in April, so nearly a year on this one. Whoops. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a fairly sizable dense light mocha colored head. A little bit of metal, some slight fading smoke, a touch of jalapeno on some dark roast. Medium bodied, light apple and smoke, with a touch of chocolate. Finishes with a faint bitterness and a touch more smoke. As this warms a couple of the early flaws fade and it opens up. Definitely need one of these fresh.
marcus (8001) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7912) - 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.
mabel (7712) - 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)
Ughsmash (7426) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (7267) - .....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...
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty dark caramel and smoked malts with some bready yeast. Starts with good fullness and a light toffee sweetness with good light smoke flavor and a hint of dark fruits before a drier smooth bittersweet finish. A pretty good smoke beer.
after4ever (6925) - 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.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, husks), with light notes of smoke and charred wood.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Rather dull, with some rough edges (poor malt character, unpleasant twang and aftertaste).