NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABF. Pours an attractive pale copper with a fluffy head. Nose is smoke forward, soft, lightly phenolic with a hint of clove, but otherwise clean. Nice maltiness in balance with the meaty notes. On tasting, quite fresh and crisp, good smoke content and flavorful. More of the meatiness and a good balance of bready malts. Nice beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was thin and tan. Campfire and bacon aromas with a whiff of caramel. Light to medium bodied and a little sweet, particularly at the end. Smoke and light caramel flavors.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at RBC. pours murky caramel with off white head. aroma as a nice beechwood smokey presence, sweet toasty malts. flavors have smoke
and sweet caramelly finish. good smoke character, just a tad too sweet to be really something special.