dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours deep amber with a tan head. Aroma shows spicy rye, good doses of smoke, caramel, and earth. Flavor shows sweet malt surrounded by dry peaty smoke and finishing with some peppery rye. Overall body is moderate and the smoke definately lingers on the finish.
Billicus (283) - @Hot peppers!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma very smokey and malty, color, light meduim hue small foamy white head, taste wow smoke was good, nice strong mellow smoke flavor, then malty background, overall, Thanks Lushawn, was sent to me as a gift, i wish I could find this stuff around here, I really enjoyed it!
radagast83 (3104) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Split a 12oz bottle. Poured a dark amber color, small off-white head. Aroma was smoke, roasted and slightly toasted. Earthy. Flavor is smoky, with notes of earth. A bit sweet. Perhaps not my most favorite brew, but interesting enough that Iím not disappointed I tried it.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (trade with arkurzynski - huge thanks). Campfire smoke and sweet rye malt aroma. Amber color with moderate head. Sweet citrusy rye malt with moderate smokiness. Mildly bitter herbal hops finish. Nicely blended. Probably the sweetest smoked beer Iíve had but works well.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Deep smoked aroma light rye malt and some hops. The flavor was thick with smoke and rye malt. This was a super tasty beer.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of northernbrews. Brilliant copper, minimal head. Aroma and flavor dominated by smoke, in a good way. Fatty/meaty, much like my smoker after some pork butts. Very woody, some sweetness and spicy rye through the finish, help to balance a bit. Very clean. Medium body and mouthfeel. While the smoke dominates, this is really nice. Another solid offering from NG.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely beer. Amber hazy pour with compact head. Smoky nose with sweet rye and caraway seen. Flavor is the same, with a smooth finish. Very good to sip and enjoy.
watson1977 (2288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma has immediate notable smoke...a bit of a band aid aroma...and a bit of underlying roasty earthiness. Flavor follows suit...still some of that band aid flavor from the smoked malt...also a brief sweetness I can place...slightly cloying. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky but lively and the finish is dry and smoky/hoppy.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of smoked malt, Bamburg, wood, smoked cheese, smoked meat, smoked fat, and a hint of rye. Poured amber in color with a a tiny, tan head that lasted around the edges only. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes, much like it smells, of smoked malt, Bamburg, wood, smoked cheese, smoked meat, smoked fat, slight caramel, and slight rye. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium sweet, smoked malt, Bamburg, wood, smoked cheese, smoked meat, slight caramel finish is lightly dry. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
fata2683 (2165) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours light brown with a thin off white head that fades quickly but leaves a steady film the length of the glass. Aroma is big cherry wood, smoke, salt pork, peat. Flavor is sweet molassis up front with big waves of wood and smoke layered in with pepper and peat that lingers in the finish with the smoke. Very nice smoked beer!