Fritz123 (1001) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Knightley Spirits in Orlando. Shared with Edgar at Universal hotel room. Small glasses. Pours a very dark porter-like color with a small off-white head. Good aroma with smoked malts, chocolate, dark grains, and slight peat. The taste is a combination of the smoked malts and the peatiness with dark grains up front. Very mild tasting compared to the bold look. Nice chocolate and slight caramel in the malts as well. Light body and malty finish.
cobaink2 (66) - seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice toasty malts with some dark chocolate in there. Like most have mentioned a really nice milky head and even though itís a low abc itís noticeable in a good way. Enjoy!
Ontape (295) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours pitch black with plenty of tan foam. Smoky, roasts nose. As promised, thereís a touch of hops that comes through somewhere in there. Took me a while to find the sour mash flavor but it came through as the beer warmed. Body is light but appropriate, definitely an easy drinker with a bit of complexity.
Bill Becker (323) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a pitch black with a 2 finger head of tannish foam.
It smells smokey with some earthy malt and a milk like aroma.
The smoke is more subdued in the taste replaced by, I think, a mild tartness. The milkiness is there big time and I get a mildly pleasant bitterness especially in the finish. 4.5% abv? Pretty darned flavourful for being that, me thinks.
It has a pretty good body for that abv as well. Nice mouthfeel.
Streuth, I reckon my score is going to be higher than the average as Iím quite enjoying this brew. Thatís never happened before. ;^)
Cybercat (3305) - Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Strong aroma has earthy, charred wood, nutty, molasses, and roast malt notes. Smoky flavor gives one the feeling of drinking charcoal - malty, nutty charcoal with molasses, mocha, and subtle fruity notes. Distinctive, and delicious! Texture is firm and smooth, and though it lacks fizz it leaves a satisfying smoky and earthy finish.
Bring on the zombies! Maybe we can get them to go after beer instead of brains. Drunken zombies - can you imagine that?
Gachupines (898) - USA - SEP 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is smokey and a bit pungent. Big smoke flavor with a hint of meat. Little bit of sourness comes through in the finish leaves a lingering bitterness. Thereís a lot going on, and itís almost confusing but I found it surprisingly enjoyable.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at mill town. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Has a bit of salty smokiness on the nose. Itís smoky on the tongue but has a fairly thin mouthfeel. Finishes clean. Itís nice.
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Spicy smoky chocolate aroma. Taste is very unique. Spicy, roasty, smooth, sour, bitter. Smooth body. I like this a lot more than I thought I would. Nice.
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up a bomber of this once I saw it was a FFF collaboraish. Pours black with a good tan head that sticks around and laces the glass. No idea what Iím drinking. Roast, coffee, smoke. Is that dms Iím picking up or am I going crazy? Lively carbonation makes for a nice mouthful. Didnít live up to expectations.
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, beige head. Smoke, watery coffee, leathery. Odd beer. Not a huge fan.
Braudog (5741) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hmmm ... the commercial description is actually pretty spot on. Smoky, wheaty, light bodied. Almost a sour tick. Interesting culinary artistry, but not necessarily something Iíd seek out again. (#5660, 9/1/2014)