solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes together ok. Finishes with some light bitterness. Pretty good. Smoked malt with roasty chocolate, very nice for smoked beer. Bottle shared at Epic Sour Tasting.
GenDV138 (5511) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting. Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate. Tastes of light smoke, dark chocolate, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
peteinSD (1456) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with a huge, overcarbonated tan head. Smoke and thin, light roast in the aroma. Taste has nice smoke but it’s followed by thin bitterness and a watery malt backbone. Light mouthfeel. Okay.
dls13dls (60) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Nice and fizzy but I gotta play disc golf so more to come.. I think it has kind of a bitter finish and definitely a smoky flavor.
high_on_hops (806) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a foamy brown head and lacing. It has an aroma of dark malt and smokey mesquite, and a similar flavor profile that includes a slight tobacco backbone and a long, sweet finish over a medium, slightly fizzy body.
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Ferris (11085) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sweet wood and bacony smoke, dark and rich malts. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Raisin, molasses, smoke and a bit of a vinous, peaty almost acidic finish. Very nicely done.
andrewlol (63) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown, tan creamy head and smoky flavor. All the flavors blend perfectly, the chocolate, coffee, roasted flavor and the smoky part are all great. Definitely will buy again
marcus (8820) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a slightly sour smoked malt and chocolate flavor that is not overly smoked.
jkwood04 (5223) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of light roast, a little smokiness, some metallic notes, a little dough, light bitterness, and some barbecue notes. Flavor not the best mixture of these. Average texture. Not the best beer.
brewballs (215) - USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong oaky, smoked aroma. A wet leather sensibilty.Liquid beef jerky. Lacy head. Thick like a Turkish coffee, Strong, bold and robust. It has an after taste that lingers in your belly with a warmth. By no means is this a brew to be drunken quickily. For such a low ABV it feels more boozy than it is. It’s meant to be enjoyed slowly in winter. I think it has been advertised as a year round brew but I think it should be released in the thick of winter. Given that this is a complex beer. I totally enjoyed it for that fact. I would dare not drink this in the heat of summer!