radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Draft at the brewery. Pitch black pour, I had a small tan head but my friends did not have a head to speak of. aroma is sweet, touch boozy on nose. Flavor is touch smoke, dark malts. Some alcohol warmth at the back of the throat.
That was February 1st’s rating. After 6 months, they put it back on tap at the brewery. Rich, creamy notes. Some smoke, mostly a nice array of roasted malts. Would love to try this one in a few more months... again.
TylerGreenDC (293) - - AUG 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft. Big smoke aroma. (Beechwood?) Little smoke flavor, instead prunes, raisins molasses. Too sweet.
MadRobin (1900) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque, brown-black with a tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of licorice, chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, sweet dark fruit and a bare hint of smoke.
Taste of sweet dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, licorice, roasted malt and smoked meat.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small brown head with black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, smoked meat, caramel, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoked meat. Sticky medium-full body.
BLADT (595) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap pour. Near black. Large smoked nose. Hidden porter notes. Smoke dominates flavor too. Some fruit cake. A tad harsh on the palate
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At proletariat with my dad. Aroma is dirty smoke. Taste is huge smoky notes up front, that smooth out into a malty roasted malt bite, finishes with light smoke and some chocolate. Way too smoky gross. I don’t understand this style. Are there really people out there that love smoked beers?
njnut (228) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into snifter at brewery a very dark brown almost black. Light head with limited carbonation. Aroma is a nice level of smoke, dark chocolate, and roster malts. Taste was smoke, dark chocolate and roasted malts esp in the finish. Alcohol is warming. I really enjoyed this one.
TheBeerGod (5230) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at DoG Street. Black bodied with a short tan head. Aroma is loaded with smoked malts and smoky, processed meats. Hints of burnt wood and dark chocolate as well. Taste is smoked malt, smokey meats, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, smoldering wood and burnt caramel. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation and mild warmth. Ends with more smoked malt, burnt caramel, smoldering wood and dark chocolate.
ABeerVixen (17) - - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Very dark color. Smokey, roasted aroma. Hits the palette at tip of the tongue and back of the roof of your mouth. Minimal carbonation.
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Noticeably woodless smoke and charcoal. Black, medium tan head. Sweet smoked malt. Smokiness is good, but a tad cloying.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Inky black pour. Medium red foam. Nose starts with excellent bacon and smoked malt, moving to Grape Fanta. Purple drank taste. Mild chocolate, smoke, roast. Decent body. Minty finish.