alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - pours a dark brown with fluffy tan head . Mild smoked malt aroma . Light easy drinking body . Hints of chocolate and a nice smoke note . Solid brew .
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vipinvelp (2122) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smokey aroma, black light lacing. Real smokey taste, have to get used to. (Houston 201408)
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matty (187) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a black color with a thick, tan 1" head leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is primarily smoky with some coffee notes as well. The smoke goes with the taste as does the coffee. Finish is dry, the smoke still lingers. Not a fan of smoked beers, glad I tried this one.
miyauchi38 (199) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is great with lots of malt and smoky notes... but the aroma of smoke is not over the top just an added extra. Smoke works good as an extra...some smoke beers are just so over the top they create a terrible combination... smoke should be yummy like a smoked piece of meat not like a bond fire of your neighbor’s garbage...the taste is not over the top yummy... but reminds me of an okay brown ale...overall it falls short of exceptional but is a tasty example of a brew with smoke...
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown Gratzer with a thick creamy brown head. In aroma, nice bitter chocolate and coffee with grassy hops, light peated notes, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with coffee grind, light smokey character, woody notes, restrained yet good. On tap at emporium, Milwaukee Ave.
slowrunner77 (444) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks nice, dark brown, fluffy kahki head. We’d have guessed 7-8% from the body alone, though it’s 4.5%. Didn’t really get it, though. The very light smoke aspect and the slight sour together just didn’t do much for me. It was interesting, but I neither hated it or liked it. Too expensive for that...
beerbaaron (1193) - Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black. Fair khaki head. Pretty dry. Toasty. Dusty cocoa. Very light coffeeish. Light Smokey. Very mild sourness. Lactic. No fruitiness really. Quite unique and interesting.
hockey9930 (84) - - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blacker than black with a lasting tan head. Sweet aroma of roasted dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and spice. Like mexican hot chocolate. Flavor of dark chocolate, campfire coals, and spices. Strange sourness kinda kills the flavor. Seemed medium to heavy bodied to me. Really interesting style, but I wish it didn’t have that funky sourness. I like smokey beers and sour beers; i just think the two flavors don’t go well together.
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Surprised on how dark it is and also surprised by the lack of pronounced smoke. It is more akin to a Schwartzbier than anything else. Also the slight lacto sourness seems out of place. About the only redeeming values are the use of Midnight Wheat and the lowered alcohol. Come on guys, this is a lame dick effort... MEH!
Jur (282) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Smoke & Barrel, D.C.
Hazy brown-black, little head. Smokey nose. Dry, liquorice, almost chalky. Mild toast, nicely balanced. Little lacto. Kinda nice.