maxwelldeux (2226) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with effectively zero head. Nose has some roasting and smokey notes to it. Taste is much smokier than the nose, but very tasty. Smooth drink.
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iím not a big fan of this beer. The smoke is a bit overwhelming and the vanilla accentuates an off sourness to it. Josh brought this back from his trip to Mississippi.
LiMuBai (87) - - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a little, to non- existent head, and a deep coffee like color. It is thick, with a smoky aroma. It has a lightly smokey taste, with subtle vanilla overtones. Excellent beer.
BeerZack (266) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy vanilla iced coffee nose with hints of wood and smoke. I think the smoke comes across as a chili pepper-like spiciness moreso than a salty or umami impression. Big, rich dark chocolate flavors with a boozey undertone that blends well with the hop bitterness. I think the strength of barrel and booziness in the mid through to the finish overpowers any of the smoked flavors, which isnít a bad thing for me.
atlrizzob (83) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good brew. The colour is black with creme head. It smells like smoked roasts. Very smooth taste with a good combo of the vanilla bean with a hint of roast and light smokiness. Wonderful.
Barreras (609) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark deep brown color with aroma of smoked malt. True roasted malt flavor with a mild burnt aftertaste that leaves a nice flavor on the palate. The oak barrels is recognizable but not overwhelming. A complex and flavorful beer that I recommend for the style.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Non-opaque black with thinnish head. Not a lot of smoke in the nose or the taste. Sweet, vanilla flavors. Somewhat sour.
BVery (4257) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with a nice creamy head. Light smoke and oak on the aroma. Taste is ungodly sour - just nasty. Drain pour.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: † Deep brown, nearly black, thin white sudsy head, little lacing. † Roasty nose, a little smoked, some vanilla. † Has an aspect that also seems a bit sour. † Lots of roasty vanilla notes up front, smoke takes a back seat. † Sweet, not a hoppy example. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Tart finish, almost like its getting too old. † Otherwise a bit roasty, some vanilla, and certainly "tangy".
SudsMcDuff (4676) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle .. . pours a brown bread borwn, light foam .. . sweet tar, light smoke, and light vanilla .. . a touch tart, 2 years has done this ok
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