dmac (5088) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber feom SHIG, thanks bro . Poured a deep dark chocolate brown, almist black with a foamy average sized dark beige head. Aroma of light pork smoked skins, wet camp fire, old chocolate, wet dark toast, bad honey sweetness. Flavor is actually pretty close to the aroma. Body is sort of meh, thinner body, average carbonation. Decent.
Ernest (7032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, cookie), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of smoke (campfire and smoked meat) and toffee. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A bit syrupy and rather sweet, but nice smoke character and overall a solid beer.
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: smoked flavours, savoury, bacon, caramel, toffee. Appearance: dark brown, small, off-white head. Taste: light to medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, caramel, toffee malts, grain and bread, followed by smoked flavours, soft carbonation, medium body. Overall: excellent Smoked, nice savoury bacon flavours combined with some sweet caramel notes. Bottle from the brewery, Anchorage.
mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Andy..amber/brown with a fluffy off white head..aroma of smoke,spices,dark fruits..malty,smoky flavor..pretty good.
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Humpys
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, smoky and dark fruit. Taste is not as smoky, toasted malts, sweet caramel and smoke
Nice, easy drinking
douglas88 (7797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass at humpys. Pours a clear brown color with a medium white head. A big sweet smoky malty nutty nose. The flavor is big smoky chocolate, sweet malts, cherry. Solid.
mcberko (11200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Uber Tavern, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out smoke notes upfront, followed by toasted chestnuts and a touch of dark fruit. Flavour is extremely well-balanced, with moderate smoke notes, followed by caramel, and toasted nuts. Very nice stuff - equal stuff between doppelbock and smoked beer.
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice smokey and well balance smokey ale. What can I say, hits all the buttons.
Prufrockstar (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Uber. Clear dark ruby pour with ring of bubbles. A few splotches of irregular lacing. Aroma: bandaid smoke; dark fruit; mild chocolate. Taste: mouth full of smoke, with leather, lush malts. Malty without being particularly sweet, with a minimally bitter, warming finish. Palate: full body, average carbonation, smooth texture. Overall: this is a smoked beer I can get behind. Nice.
Bulk_Carrier (3164) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. The lacing was there and somewhat filmy as it dissipated.
The smell started off with a boozy sweet semi-dark chocolate. A light sweet meaty to smoky wood inessential entered in nicely.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined to taste, meaty/enticingly sweet with an ample amount of woodiness.
A nice sweet and sticky woody / meaty aftertaste lingers about.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent smooth and velvety graceful glossy sticky finish. I say this was a pretty good sipper.
Overall, as a smoked beer I dig this. As a double bock, still it’s a good one.