Ibrew2or3 (7252) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of dcschiller. It pours mahogany with a tall rocky tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sort of smoky, sort of dusty and also sort of off-ness. Hmm? The taste is prickly with carbonation giving up roasted malts, molasses, a mild level of smoke and some tartness. It end with dark roasted malts as well as coffee and an odd off-putting tartness.
jhamp9 (1204) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, spice, roast and wood. Taste is bitter coffee, smoke, chocolate, and some spice. Smooth texture. Enjoyable.
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to the kind soul that shared this at the last Tampa Weekly Tasting. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is earth, campfire, coal, and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar- woody smoke, earth, coal, and some chocolate up front with smoke and earth lingering around into the finish. Nice blend of smoke and porter. Medium in body and pretty nice.
daknole (10007) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Smoke aroma with some acrid roast and a tart note in the nose. Flavor is smoke, tart, bitter...infection?
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired via trade. Pours a dark brown color with an espresso head. Aroma is smoke and a bit tart? Taste is sweet with more smoke. Dry finish. Decent.
UDBeernut (1956) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
batch 007 courtesy of Kaggie97 via coldbrewky. deep dark oily black with ruby edges. Foamy tan head with amazing retention. Faint smoke and pepper in the nose bound by an inviting element of roast. Taste falls in order with a big but silky body. Sweet smoke lingers. What a treat.
coldbrewky (1477) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was our third installment of the Texas beer roundup I had yesterday in my dining room with UDBeernut. Batch 007 11.9.11. Semi-buzzed rambling to the brewery over a discussion that I realy need to get me one of them there smart phones. My folks were up visiting as well this weekend. Ma stated that this "is like liquid smoked cheese...great cheese" as she reached for the bomber and helped herself. Go Ma! Tingle on the gums biting. Slate black with brown tone. Oily head. Spectacular lacing. Smokey gentle nose. Spectacularly rounded and robust in body. I get light pepper nearing the finish. Other than that this silky smooth beer was clearly the leader of the day. a Solid, benchmark porter. Yeah!
kevinator (1139) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first impression was based upon the mug full of foam, which wasn’t that big of a deal. It only meant it would take a while before I could drink it and this happened with every pour. The smell was predominantly malt with a small hint of smokiness. The mesquite smoke was much more prevalent in the mouth, however. Nothing spectacular about the palate but the color was cool in that I couldn’t see light pass through. Overall, a pleasant beer I would try again albeit not my favorite for this style.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to someone @ The Bottle Shop.
Deep brown with some tan head. Nose of smoke, some roast, and chocolate. Lots of mesquite wood and smoke in the flavor - most roast and some dark fruit. Great BBQ brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: May 06, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: opaque dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: big hickory smoked aroma, dry chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry and smokey, light earthyness, touch of caramel sweetnes brings out nore chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4