anders37 (18740) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty smoky aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty smoky caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty smoky finish.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear dark brown beer. Starts off quite creamy malty but then the smoke hits. Okay but need a few mouthfulls to get used to the smoke.
Travlr (14773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark and clear brown, tan edge head. Aroma of smouldering campfire and charcoal. Taste has burnt chocolate. Nice.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a short lived off-white head.
S: Very smokey aroma with a fairly evident rye smell. A light fruitiness hiding in the background with some roasted malts and a little bit of a salty character. Some charred wood in addition to the smoke.
T: Lots of smoke and burnt wood flavor. Slightly salty and meaty with the same light fruit character. There is a bit of rye along with some toasted bread and roast.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Perhaps a bit too much smoke and not really very balanced.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 (22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of smoke, rye, lunch meat, wood, and caramel. Flavor of smoke, caramel, molasses, grilled pork, roasted malt, and rye.
bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Archer Liquors. Pours a dark ruby brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is very smokey. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is smoky. Not exactly bacon, but close enough. Smoke tingles the tongue. Not all that much other than smoke. Slightly malty finish. Some treacle. Quite an experience.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, smoked meat, light molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, smoked meat, caramel, light rye, chocolate, raisin. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11611) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Party Source.
Poured cloudy brown hue with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and had excellent lacing. Moderate earthy rye, wet burnt wood and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate earthy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: January 26, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear dark burgandy, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet smokey aroma, caramel sweetness, nice woody smokeyness, earthyness follows the smoke
Flavor: rich malt flavor, caramel sweetness adds a touch of candy, well balanced smoke keeps the sweetness in check and adds lots of depth, light bitterness rounds it out
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Lubiere (10787) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish copper brown ale with a thin moka head. A lightly smoked and peaty malt, quite interesting. In mouth, a smooth smoked malt with light fruity esters, caramel, not too intense, light sweetness in finale. On tap at Brewvvival, Feb. 26 2011.