lambicboy12 (14) - salt lake, Utah, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1- light smoke, chocolate, roast, no esters and no diacetyl
2- dark brown, tan head
3- molasses, raisin, alcohol
4- med-full body, slight astringency, finishes a bit dry
5- A nicely smoked beer. Many times a smoked beer is over done and tastes like an ashtray. This is very well put together.
mcberko (5372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium tan / brown head. Nose brings out light smoke, oxidation, vegetal notes and cocoa - not very pleasant. Flavour is light on the smoke, with notes of chocolate, vegetal notes, and oxidation. Not very elegant at all, with some off-notes. Not good.
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Mike. Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Jet black with a thin tan head. The smoke dominates the aroma, some soft caramel notes. The flavor its very Nice, smoke, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Very Nice balance.
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a thick black color. Nose is very smokey with some subtle roasting to it. Taste is also pretty heavily smokey and feels heavy, but rather smooth. Seems like it would be great with some barbecue.
Maverick34 (2065) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled - inky dark pour, smallish head. Mostly dark chocolate and some espresso, a lot of roasted malts. Some smoked oak.
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle trade with SHIG-brown-black. Asmoke/ashy-dk malt, peat. T-smoke/ashy-dk malt, peat, earthy hops. Interesting.
douglas88 (5575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a dark black color with a small white head. A malty rich smoky nose. A big sweet flavor, burnt caramel, smoked meat, berries, licorice. Quite good. Stout like.
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pours black with dark brown head. Nose and taste of smoke, beef jerky, roast chocolate and BBQ pork. Medium body.
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Colour...very dark brown, to nearly black with a thick tan head. Nose...lightly smoky with bonfire, bacon, cafe au lait and malted milk. Palate...thin, frothy and quite smoky with charred pork, beef jerky and smoked brisket. There’s a sweet barbecue smoke flavour and a tangy BBQ chip flavour at the back of the palate. The smokiness lingers nicely!
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Smoke, plum, bacon and some molasses and chocolate. Jet black with a thin red/brown head. Lots of chocolate, smoke and some dark fruit. Smoke isn’t as prominent in the flavor as in the nose.