Chuckaduck (502) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red-brown with little to no white head. Aroma is smoke, wood, earth, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel. Taste is smokey, sweet, booze, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla. Medium carbonation. Nice aromatics. Syrupy. Initial thought; reminds me of brown sugar-candied bacon. Something about this beer is just sort of fun. There’s a flying pig on the label and it tastes like candied bacon. This is a win in my book.
GRM (2491) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, brown bottle, 650 ml, savoured on September 7 2012; eye: dark ruby, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: smoke, roasted barley, dark fruits, caramel, peat; mouth: smoke, roasted barley, dark fruits, caramel, peat, light hops, light salt, finale in smoke with presence of caramel, medium-full body, good carbonation, slightly bitter, mildly sweet, sticky texture; overall: once is enough
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 650 ml, savourée le 7 septembre 2012; œil : rubis foncé, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : fumée, orge torréfiée, fruits noirs, caramel, tourbe; bouche : fumée, orge torréfiée, fruits noirs, caramel, tourbe, léger houblon, léger salé, finale en fumée avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture collante; en résumé : bien
maxwelldeux (2240) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate white head. Nose is extremely smoky, as you would expect from the style. Smoke comes through in the taste amazingly, too. Would be AWESSOME with meat.
QuezXLV (372) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drink this slightly warm so a lot of the flavor came out. There were no SUDS but a lot of bubbles. The barrel is apparent in the aroma. Gentle on the palate with good effervescence. This is a very unique beer with lots of flavor.
EithCubes (4201) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Vintage 2011, this one 21P / 8.4%abv. Nose is smoked, beautiful (and very obviously) cherry wood with some kriek notes even in the main -- not sure if they’re from the wood itself or s.t. else. Alcohol fumes a bit raw out of the bottle. Pours a dusky dark reddish chestnut with a deeply tanned fizzy head. Smooth lagery body, light, smoke lingers long into the aftertaste, better than many whiskies and without the sting. Indeed, the alcohol is much more civilized than expected from the nose. Smoke has none of the meat associations of the style, rather uncommon grace. Subtle caramel and a touch of complementary apple with light rye ’spice’. Smooth and yummy, though I could see many become bored after a half-bomber.
hayduke (2935) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone sent me this great beer. Pours an opaque red brown with a medium sized beige head. Light lacing. Nose is very smoky. Medium body with a Aroma is very smokey. Medium body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is dominated by the smokiness, but there is some ripe fruit and a molasses base of sweet caramel malts to hold its own. The smoke is more like bacon than anything. This is an outstanding smoke beer and can stand it own with the ones from Bamburg, Germany.
DrinkEmUpJones (1010) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a hint of red. Strong nose of campfire. Palate is full, round and rich with flavors of smoke, leather, meat and campfire. I love this style and this one is very good.
pushkinwow (1339) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Mahogany with no head. Smoked fish, crystallized brown sugar, bit of bacon, molasses, roasted and smoked malt, hint of salt. Moderate carbonation and body, smoky and sweet, palate isn’t quite as nice as the aroma but its still interesting and worth trying.
Onslow (928) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 22oz oz bomber. THick dark brew with small head. Aroma of sweet malt, smoke aqnd ethanol. Taste is smoke, nitrate, sweet malt, ethanol, sweet through the finish. A little sticky and sweet. Smoke flavor passes after the first few swallow and becomes much more restrained. Interesting but not something I’d go for on a regular basis.
TheHopster (596) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle). Keg_Juggler's pick of the week. Smokey aroma with malt. Deep brown complexion with dissipating tan head Flavors predominantly of smoke a complex malts. Alcohol well hidden.
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