swoopjones (5244) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, medium gusher. Highly carbonated black pour, tons of bubbles. Chocolate, light smoke. Weird mouthfeel, a little weight then body turns into bubbles. Probably infected.
Drake (7837) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of queenholly. Thanks! Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a monstrous fizzy brown head. Average head retention. Tart aroma with notes of smoke, nuts, chocolate, earth, stone fruits and a bit of plastic. The taste is chocolate, nuts, herbal notes, mild smoke and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Seems just a tad bit off, but not bad.
nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber split at DC tasting. Infected gusher, but the flavor is still OK to me. Cocoa chocolate, smoky aroma. Gushing thick rusty beige head. Maybe its not infected? Meaty brown chocolate. Some astringent mineral tones. OK, I guess.
jtclockwork (6908) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. A bit of a gusher. Nose/taste of smoked meat, rich smoked chocolate malts, burnt molasses and smoked hickory. Lots of smoke. Richer than expected. Medium body. Hints of sour notes - possible infection, but still quite good right now.
jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a thin wispy brown galaxy for a head. Smokey meat nose. Flavors of dark brown sugar, molasses, smoked ham and buttered toast. Long ashy finish. There is something a little artificial in there.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provided by Travlr. Thanks! Poured a brownish color with a small light-tan head. Aroma is notes of sweet malts, smoke, some notes of sour in there too. Sweet taste. A little too much smoke for my tastes.
Huhzubendah (2229) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by Travlr. Thanks Gene!
Really cool name for a beer. The beer is black with a small brown head. The aroma brings some lager scents, roast, smoke. The flavor lacks cohesion. I love the idea of combining the attributes of a black lager and a smoke beer, but this marriage just doesn’t make it. Slightly sweet, with some chocolate and smoke notes. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, this was ok.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks Travlr. Light brown head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, smoked meat, roast, some sour. Taste is moderately sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, some roast, smoke. Medium body, some stickiness.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the source. Gusher! Murky brown color, massive brown ice cream cone head. Aroma of smouldering burnt coffee and cocoa. Taste is highly carbonated coffee soda.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to queenholly, pours a dark brown/ black with a large tan head. Aroma of musky smoked roasted malts, chocolate, and molasses. Taste is very sweet, chocolate, molasses, nuts, with a subtle roasted smoke. Very nice!