madmitch76 (17497) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
14th January 2012
Clear amber beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Mild carbonated sting in the tail. A reasonable level of smooth smoke. Slightly sweet malt with a little citrus underneath. Semi dry finish. All right.
cgarvieuk (16818) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... copper .. thin tan head ... big fishy smokkey nose... soft toffee malt ... juicy malts ... smokey wooody toffee malt ...
Travlr (15210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Bottle. Clear beautiful ruby color, medium tan head, great lacing. Aroma of subtle smoke. Taste is pumpernickel roasted over a campfire. Nice.
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours an amber/mahogany color with an off-white head.
S: Very, very smokey. A bit of salt and meat, sort of like bacon, with a definite toffee undertone. A little bit of nuttiness and a mild chocolate aroma. Not much rye in the nose.
T: Like with the nose, a dominant smoke quality to the beer. A hint of dark fruit, along with some more meat and salt. Also as the nose indicated, there is a bit of toffee and nuts.
M: Medium in body and carbonation.
O: Not bad, but the smoke is really overpowering and you have to really reach to find anything else.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoke, burnt plastic, dry latex, and toasted rye. Flavor of smoked fish, burnt rye, earth, and caramel.
jcwattsrugger (11380) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-thanks PatrickL for sharing-pours a thin tan head and copper color. Aroma is campfire/peat-medium malt, some acidic. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/campfire/peat, slight hops.
Ratman197 (10928) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of smoke, rye, light fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smoth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, ryeand ligt fuittiness with a smooth dry lingering smoke finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention
with light lacing. Aroma is ash, smoked meat, spicy rye, pear fruity esters, and spicy hops. Flavor is spicy and earthy rye with moderate smoked meat, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jtclockwork (10487) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper amber. White head. Nose and taste is mostly medicinal with smoke, BBQ meats, rye and sweet caramel. Medium body.
daknole (10163) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown caramel color. Aroma is so nice with some smoked wood notes, toffee, malt, light hop note. Flavor is such a perfect smoke, malt, hop blend. This is awesome.