5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Somewhat of a chocolate milkshake color, thin to moderate sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Super strong mesquite smoke on the nose, slightly roasted, a little cream and sugar sweetness.   Smokey on the tongue, definite mesquite in its smokiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not as heavy or roasty as others, but the mesquite is nice.   Not a big roasty example, more smoke than others, but clean and entertaining.   Thanks Bill!
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is wonderful - mesquite wood, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Flavors follow the aroma.
A truly nice and unique beer. I’ve had it both on tap at Ranger Creek and in bottles; both are excellent. Can’t believe I hadn’t put up a rating on this yet.
Ratman197 (8830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Bu11zeye (thanks Markus!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of mesquite smoke, roastiness, bakers cocoa and coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of mesquite smoke, bakers cocoa and roastiness with a smooth lingering smoked finish.
Headbanger (2859) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle Batch 11 12/14/12 (Whole Foods)-AUS Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke and more smoke. Taste of smoke, chocolate, and malt. This medium bodied brew is more smoke than porter but is still tasty.
crajun (866) - , Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice aroma; wood or smoke combined with toastedness and chocolate. dark cola pour. palate was thinner than I expected? Taste was toward bitter side a combination of the coffee and slight hops. will try again..
BelgianBeerGal (2961) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at a Scardello tasting. Very big and bold smoked beer. Great porter base beer with notes of semi-bitter chocolate and coffee. The smoke is nice and not overpowering. I couldn’t tell you it was definitely mesquite but it reminded me of BBQ. well done.
GODiSSOUTHERN (341) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice porter. Dry, chocolate, good maltiness. The mesquite is interesting but not overwhelming.
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque dark brown with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt wood, smoke, some cocoa, and smokey meat. Taste of roasted malts, smoked malt, spicy mesquite wood, cocoa, and light vanilla bean. Dry finish.
Damico (2292) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick dark coffee black in color with a big creamy cocoa head. The aroma brings smoked barbecue sweetness really smooth in the nose. The body is quite creamy but lighter. Flavors bring smoked malts with a peppery ending from the mesquite wood or the hops, not sure. It is definitely present though.
dyetube (1153) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are mesquite, smoked ham, pepper, and roasted coffee. The mouthfeel is slightly watery and dry with a medium body, heavy bitterness and light carbonation. Excellent beer. Cheers!