WillRunForBeer (1412) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Chris says it’s not awful, so we’re off to a good start. Aroma is very smoky, liquid smoked sausage? Wow. Flavor is dark chocolate, molasses, a bit of roast, then it finishes with a smoked sausage flavor that doesn’t quite overwhelm the stout. Better than expected.
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml received in a trade with SHIG. Oily black color with fast dying tan head. Aroma is smoke without question. Ash, burnt oak and light traces of chocolate. Thankfully the flavor is mild in smoke, shows a good amount of chocolate in a fuller, hefty body. The texture is rather slick and oily. Good stout character with hidden alcohol. Better than I was guessing, not awful.
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops via SHIG. Pours dark cola with a thin brown head. Aromas of smoke peat and malt. Taste is similar to aroma with hint of dark chocolate and lingering bitterness.
johnnnniee (2922) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared last night at the meeting.
Solid black color, roasty smokey body a bit thin. smoke very faint. Decent.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
black with thin coffee head, drops to oily ring. Heavy roast and smoke, light ash. Flavor slightly sweeter, ashy roast all over with Islay level smoke, faint sugar, sticky thin body. Pleasant if singular.
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
got in a trade, not worth the effort unfortunately .. . pours a dark black .. medium foam .. . some mild smoke, tar roast, and wet charcoal .. . mild feel, not very focused .. . . i can get that item, with buffalo sauce, you say?
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Darkest black-brown. Nice smoky malt. Creamy body, soft chocolate. Creamy. Nice.
GenDV138 (3355) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I brought to the DC Tasting. Black with tan head. Aromas of peat, smoke, roasty notes. Tastes of peat, smoke, dark chocolate, roast. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (5254) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and well balanced for a smoked beer. Pours black with decent head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Some caramel. Light but well done smoke infusion. Bottle.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s place. Deep brown with a small head. Nose isn’t particularly appealing. Soy sauce and accents of smoke. Some chocolate. Taste is moderatelY sweet. Cocoa puffs. Ink pot. Smoked ham. Black pepper. Full and rich. Soft carb.