Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax. Pours a rich burnt umber color with a fast rising khaki foam that settles quickly. The nose is full of musky charred campfire smoke, medium roasted chocolate and a bit of molasses. The palate follows the nose but the integration of smoke is much better than the nose lead me to believe. Good roasty chocolate, wet smokey wood, a bit of licorice and salty caramel as well Very heavily carbonation.. could almost use less bubbles and a thicker fuller body to make it delicious.
Wolfenkopf (166) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma has sweet, sugary qualities consisting of mild vanilla, dark chocolate and smooth malt. The head is almond in color and high in volume. They are not kidding about pouring this with caution. The body is black as pitch. As in the aroma, the taste has deep malty goodness adorned with chocolate and coffee. The rich malt takes command and is very enjoyable. This has a thick silky feel on the tongue after the carbonation fades. The aftertaste is chocolate and heavy malt. Brilliant.
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin bubbly light tan head. Aroma is rich malt, dark chocolate with a notable smoky character. Smoke is not dominant but adds a richness to a dry roasty malt body. Somewhat thin, light carbonation.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a very dark brown with about 2 fingers of frothy khaki head. Aroma is mostly smoked malt with a decent bit of coffee. Taste is very smoky. Roasty smoked malt, beef jerky, a little coffee and something a little fruity. Full bodied with a thicker than expected texture. Lively carbonation and a very very long finish. Overall, very good. I’m betting this would pair great with some grilled burgers.
MrHangover (1790) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thnx to themicuda1971. Has a very dark brown pour with a thick, beige head on top. Aroma is certainly smokey with touches of caramel. Smokey, bitter barbecue flavours ful of smoked and burnt malts. Quite smokey, a bit unbalanced to the smokey side, but considering the style it’s a good thing. Decent brew!
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by DanielCoor- thanks again, Danny! Batch 86. This one opened with an absolute gun shot as soon as a bit of air got in. Stopped the room cold. Pours a deep brown, just about opaque, with reddish undertones and a massive head because this one gushed. Aroma of smoked, chocolate, and toasted malts, some peat and cured meat, and the odd dark fruit that comes out in some smoked beers. Flavor is exactly the same. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a dry, earthy mouthfeel. This one just seemed a wee bit off; not bad, just off.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Big pop when the cap was popped. Very active foam in the bottle. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has barbecue and bacon. Tastes like barbecue and bacon. Like it a lot.
Ed5388 (1238) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber. Pours a dark brown/thin black color with an huge over carbonated tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, and caramel. Taste is bitter coffee, roasted malt, lots of smoke, but a little too thin for the style.
Errl (1104) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to MAr..Pour is dark with a tan head..Nose is peat, smoke, chocolate, coffee, caramel..Taste is chocolate, smoke, dry, caramel, peat,..Palate is smoke and choocolate;
jmgreenuk (2614) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a dark mahogany with a thick off-white head. The aroma is a little flowery and medicinal leading to a peaty, earthy, smoky, medium to weak bitter flavour. The texture is a little oily. A super beer and highly drinkable.