daknole (8557) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black. Nice brown head. Ham, bacon and chocolate. A bit of overkill on the smoke IMO.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at BSB location. Great smoky character without the burnt/ashy notes that are all-to-common in this style. It drinks very easily.
b3shine (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a semi-opaque dark cola with thin light beige lacing. Smells solid; a well-balanced mix of smoke and dark malt (in that order). Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Dark brown pour with light tan head. Aroma is Smokey, malty and sweet. Taste follows nose with more emphasis on the smoke, but not overwhelming. Very well balanced and a nice mouth feel.
jkwood04 (3438) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some light smokiness, a little bit of dough, and some very light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer for the style, but not exceptional either.
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle very generously sent to me by shrubber85, thanks Roger! It pours with a dark mahogany body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma has a nice malt sweetened smokiness that has a slight bacon feel to it. Wow, as the smoke clears there is an inviting rich chocolate bar aroma that lingers to the end of the draw. The taste has a pleasing mix of dark roasted malts as well as firm malt sweetened smoky notes edged with some smoky bacon. Like the nose a chocolate note rises up about midway adding to the enjoyment. Great taste, balance and richness.
SSSteve (3666) - - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. meaty jerky smoke aroma. smooth lager palate. silky, velvety. full bodied. long lasting smoky aftertaste. incredible palate.
Strykzone (4480) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at esbls. Black. A smoky and meaty aroma. Tasted, too. But fruit is nice. No hs tobe found. I am not a fan of smokedbeets but this is pretty good.
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a thin and dense khaki head that evaporates gradually. to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Campfire aroma with some malt behind it. Medium-bodied with a smoky malt character and notes of dark chocolate and adhesive bandage. The finish is smoky with a burnt malt aftertaste. Decent overall, but veers a little too far into smoky territory for my taste.
Quercus (26) - - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at bank street. Whole hearted off the grill smoky flavor and aroma. Like baked beans bacon and the likes. Good beer.