CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2004: Full dark brown color with a light tan head. Great liquid smokey aroma with hints of roasted malt. Body is a little thin and dry but has a nice smokey blanace. I was glad to see this win the gold.
sethdude (674) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smoked is an understatement. Pours an oily black color, with a decent tan head on top. Aroma is smoke, bacon grease, and sweet malty goodness with mild hop spice. Flavor is more of the same, and talk about smoke! Some ham flavors there as well. Some hops zing towards the end. Very interes ting stuff, and very original as well.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep muddy brown hue with initial large frothy head which settles to a ring, some lace. The aroma hints of burnt caramel malts, chocolate, grassy and aromatic hops, earthy yeast esters, and orange zest. The taste starts malty and smoky, the smokiness reminds me of the aftertaste of a smoked sausage. Mild bitterness and some mocha tones upon the finish. The mouthfeel is watery, lively, and chalky. Overall, not a bad brew, mostly smoked more than porter. Thanks for the bottle Iggy.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 damn dark and almost opaque. head is mostly lasting, nice beige color. aroma is roasted and smoked malts, maybe a hint of chocolate. falvor is fairly dry, with more roasty than smoky notes. in my opinion, this is what a smoked beer should taste like. i prefer it when the smoke complements the other flavors without dominating.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black in color, nice lasting creamy tan head, roasty smokey aroma. Roasted smokey burnt coffee flavors, nice burnt bitternes in the finish. Light-medium body light creamy mouthfeel, this is my favorite from this brewery.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 Dark brown with a moderate head and sudsy lacing. Mild chocolate tobacco aroma with touch of spice. Medium bodied with a roasty coffee and dark malt flavor, touch of BBQ, nice and smooth.