crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Kedzie. Dark brown pour. Smoke dominates the smell with a hint of cocoa and roasted malt. Flavor is smoky with some tartness and a bit of ash.the mouth feel is quite light for a stout.
deyholla (8858) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a light smoke roasted malt a bit of dark grain backing. Flavor has some smoke dark grains with a bit of roast and a touch of sweetness.
jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and smoky malts, coffee, a light bitterness, and light dough. Flavor a nice blend of it all. Average texture. A cool smoked stout.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewpub in Chicago. Came in the glass jet black with a small beige head. Nose of roasted pork, ,Medium body. Flavor is smoky with citrus hops.. This is a very good smoked beer and not like licking an ashtray like all too many. Love this kind of beer when it is done this well. Very good..
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of pork and smoke. The taste was similar to the aroma with some nuttiness and malts. Tasty.
Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Black with a beige ring. Some red in there. Campfire smoke and ashtray aroma. Tons of maltiness, too. Anise? A thick substantial feel. Meaty smoked ashy. All kind of those going on. A little citrus hops deep down underneath. I am not a fan of this style but do like this.
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Almost black, beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is similar, with a bit of ash. Nice.
17thfloor (2440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic beer. Perfect body and balance of smoke, light fruitiness, ash, burnt rubber, so drinkable with great carbonation, this is a winner for sure.
Newk (299) - - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
had on tap at revolution. Poured into a pint glass with a solid dark brown color.
good aromas of smoke, toffee, spices and malts. nice depth, but while there is a smoke aroma it isn’t as defined as you’d want a smoke beer to be.
medium bodied with a really good feel. The smoke flavor is there again, but not as prominent as I expected. It is well balanced with flavors of toffee and caramel as well
If there was more of a smoke flavor to this, it would be a lot better. This does have a really good feel and was very easy drinking
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours nearly black with a small creamy light tan head. Aroma is nicely balanced with roast and smokey woody notes, plenty of rich cocoa and some burnt toast along with the meaty character. Flavor is much the same, good balance of sweet chocolate, roast and smoke, some earthy meaty notes towards the finish which is crisp and smokey. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Very nice