Strykzone (4837) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at ITAP Columbia. Dark brown with a lot of amber. A thicker layer that leaves a lotbof lacing. There is some smoke but it was not over done. This is quite bitter with a bigger hop profile than most. Citrus. Malts are just about right. A nice balance of sweet and bitter. I love the lw ABV.
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at 1839 Taphouse in Columbia. Pours a brown color with white head. Nutty, syrup, roasty flavors. Kind of fake syrupy, nutty flavor.
thegreenrooster (3175) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice smoke at first followed by some leather tannis. Flavor is smoke to start then comes an ok breadyness. The low alcohol is a plus but I think adding more malt to amp the alcohol up a bit would have helped with the flavor. Still this is a decent smoked beer as the smoke is there but not in a meat bomb kinda way.
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Fest - Pours clear brown / bronze with a soapy tan head. The aroma is toasty, nutty, soapy and has a touch of smoke along with some minerals. The body is pretty thin with somewhat sharp sharp carbonation, but not a lot of carbonation. The flavor starts metallic and medicinal and a bit of nuttiness. This one didn’t work for me.