ttoadee (550) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour, toffee colored head. Dark malt and smoke in the nose, hint of leather. Medium sweet and a little salty through the middle. Chocolate and smoked cherries at the backside. The finish is carbonated, creamy, and cut short with a whack of mesquite smoke. What a fun beer...this should go with food but I do not know what yet...probably mole, or Tejas smoked BBQ!
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Spec's. Pours mahogany with a khaki head. Smells of mesquite and pecans. Tastes of smoked mesquite in the front of the palate followed by leather an cocoa. Interesting take on the style.
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle-Bottled on 11-9-11,Batch 007..Pour is black with a thick tan head..Nose is Mesquite, chocolate, coffee, smoke..Taste is smoked malts, coffee, Mesquite, smoked meats, lactose, wood..Palate is creamy with medium thickness..
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
quite tasty. There’s a spiciness to the smoke-gives some tingle to it as if it has some peppers in there. chocolate, roasty coffee goodness.
kerenmk (2002) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, birthday present from beerandbeyond. Big foamy tan head above opaque dark brown body. Sweet, nutty, delicate smoke and a little grass-hop aroma, wooden, smoky, bitter, hickory and a little bittersweet chocolate taste. Heavy body, fizzy, a little malty finish. Good.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours black with a thick and very tall tan head. Aroma is obvious smoke, roast, wet wood, leather. Flavor is nice and semi-sweet cocoa upfront with big dry roast and smoke ending with a very dry mouthfeel. I really like this stuff.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Smokey, peaty, and roasted malt aroma. Mellow smoky, toasted malt, and a good malt bitter and some earthy hops. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/24/12. Bottle at the brewery during RBWG 2012. A nice subtle, but apparent smokiness in the aroma with some sweetness as well with a touch of bubblegum. Slightly sweet caramel flavor with nice subtle smokiness and touches of wood. There’s also a nice presence of chocolate and a touch of roast to cut the smokey sweetness. Nice!
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark, cola brown with a small off white head. Aroma of smoked malt, leather, meat, and bean and bacon soup. Definitely an acquired taste; would have never liked this a year ago. For the amount of smoky flavor, it is pretty easy drinking. Some sweetness and meat, but not the most complex version of the style
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 22oz. Bottle (Bottled 6/1/11. Batch 005).: EXTREME GUSHER! Lost more than half the bottle to gush! Aroma of malt, chocolate, slight pepper, oats, and nuts. Poured very dark brown in color with a large, creamy, oatmeal/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, nuts, a hint of smoke, and slight caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, slight smoke, finish is light to medium sweet.