JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on tap at Alesmith. Nice combination of smokey & chocolate with a nice mouthfeel and finish. Well done
DiarmaidBHK (3408) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hamilton’s Tavern. Pours dark, dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam that doesn’t leave much lacing. Big smoked malt notes on the nose which suggest bacony pork. Kind of sweet and mapleish on the tongue. Coats the tongue nicely. Nice!
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Alesmith. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha head. Aroma is burnt roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate and faint smoke. Taste is the same with the smoke lasting on the end. Medium bodied, good balance, and decent carbonation. Not my favorite style, but a good beer.
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ The Beer Company, San Diego, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma with weak smoky hints. Roasted malty smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate smoky finish.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #3. Pretty awesome beer, nice smokiness too it, seemed pretty dark for a brown ale, but a tremendous beer all the same. (2576)
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of lots of burnt toasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke, and meat. Taste is lighter, of burnt toasted malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of smoke. Lingering burnt smoke flavors. Very nice brown ale.
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Toasted bread, sweetness, smoke, nuts, gritty coffee, and light chocolate. Very nice brown ale.
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Alesmith. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is smoke with heavy chocolate/roast and underlying coffee. Taste is smoke with chocolate, bitterness, roast, nuts, and darker tart notes. Clean mouthfeel. I like it.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at brewery. Dark brown with red tints and dark tan big head. Nose is deep tart and lightly smoky malt. Taste is thick and rich. Deep tart hints and chocolate. Gooiness behind.
bytemesis (3169) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at AleSmith. Pours dark brown with a medium brown creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is smoke, wood, with something a bit odd that I can’t place. Flavor is about the same with light cocoa and nutty notes coming through. Full bodied and creamy in the mouth.