GT2 (5810) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL red wax pours a cloudy deep red looking maroon. Weaker tan head. Excellent smoked sausage and bacon nose. Mild chamomile and honeysuckle. Taste is quite smokey, nice lemon, flowers, mild hoppiness and dark cherry. Pretty good overall. Drinkable- thinner body than expected given SRM.
CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle shared by Noodleuser: pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a big smoky and sweet dark malty nose with some complex whiskey notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet toasty dark caramel malts with a touch of espresso and oaky smoke before aslightly drier bittersweet finish. True to style, complex and enjoyable.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is smoked malt and meat, dates, light spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt and smoked meat, peat whiskey, dates and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation .
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Completely black color, small beige head. Aroma of smouldering cocoa bars and burning coffee beans. Taste is campfire, bacon, licorice. Delicious.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber (from backlog). Near black pour with minimal head. Lots of roasted malts and even more smoke. I wish I could have gotten more flavor from the barrel and less smoke.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to tooch for this bottle. Pretty good lightly smoked porter with subtle oak characteristics. Kept from being great by a strange meatyness that I got out of it. Almost a touch salty?
Boutip (4024) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and some light lacing. Aroma of smoky malt with light rye notes and some warming alcohol is quite nice. Taste is a great mix between some smoked malt with dry rye whisky notes which kind of help ‘’rounding the corners’’ of this beer with light roasted malt notes also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Quite a lot of complexity in this one with some nice balance between the barrel-aging and the smoked malt notes.
Ernesto987 (2442) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to tooch, some light whiskey barrel but overwhelming smokey flavors, lol bacon
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Smoked malt, chocolate and fruit in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of charred malt, vinous oak and subtle adhesive bandage. The finish is smoky with a bitter chocolate aftertaste. Decent overall.
tkrjukoff (3393) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber red wax shared with Per. Pours black with a nice brownish head leaving some lace. Aroma is acidy roasted smokey licorice. Flavor similar to aroma drinkable nicely bitter Finishes bitter smokey fruity.