Cakes (345) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Selinsgrove Brew Fest on tap.
Pours a cloudy amber color.
Aroma is slight smoke and roast.
jredmond (4846) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Brewpub with Andrew, Brendan and big boy PJ. Pours a red body with white lacing. Aroma is slight smoke and roast. Mouthfeel is very spicy and meaty.
DiarmaidBHK (3122) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown from tap with an inch or two of khaki foam. You definitely get a smoky malty thing on the nose. There’s a fair amount of carbonation as well which seems to deepen the taste. Thankfully there’s as much malty goodness on the tongue as there is on the nose. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite styles as this is a pretty good version.
kramer (4548) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a tinge if orange under a small tight bubbled off-white head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is lightly smoky, with a good bit of sweet and toasted maltiness. I think they got the description right on for this one, smells just like a smoked Oktoberfest. The flavor has a decent amount of smoke, but the sweetness of the malt plays it down quite a bit. Nice campfire quality to the smoke, tastes authentic. The sweetness on the finish is what turns me off a bit. I’d prefer it a bit drier. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and chewy with nice soft gentle carbonation. I like it, but I’d like to see it a bit tweaked.