tbsb (17) - san marcos, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 Aroma: not much there. A little bit of smoke.Appearance: this beer looks great in the glass.Taste: lots of smoke and a bit of medicine, not much else.Palate: medium mouthfeel.Overall: There might have been something wrong with this batch. I sent it back and got another beer.
wchesser (1013) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Errl. Thanks! Pretty mahogany brown. Peaty smoke dominates nose. Astringent peat, honey, malt. Interesting, much smoker than I expected. Different but not great representation of the style.
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Jack Macís - cloudy ruby brown, fine offwhite almost pinkish bubbles. Nose of raisin, sweet malt, light peat, brown sugar, and bits of green apple. Taste is very bandaid forward, peat, smoke, sweet malt, most of the good characteristics from the nose, palate linger is also a bit undesirable.
jkwalking05 (3517) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a decent sized cream colored head. Aroma is of chocolate, peat, campfire, light ash, and toffee. Taste is of peat, smoke, leather, roasted malt, light vinegar, and caramel.
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of smoke, toffee and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, toffee and light dark fruit with a smooth lingering smokey finish.
Mora2000 (5359) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of peat malt with a hint of dark fruit and a lot of toffee. The flavor is fairly similar. There is some cherry and grape notes as well as some peat, smoke and toffee. Woody tasting. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep burnt caramel, small frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Peat and iodine on the nose.   Softer campfire and charred wood.   Canít say I have smelled this much iodine since the Islay BA beer from
Nogne O.   Strong peat and iodine on the tongue.   Campfire, ash, and charred wood are all second fiddle.   Those that like iodine or Islay Scotch will probably really enjoy this.   Thankfully its not overpowering.
Nice malt base.   A little sweet even.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   I am warming up to this one.   I just wished if it were to have that Islay flavor, that it would be as potent.   Not as sweet,
caramel, or perhaps even as campfire/charred wood as most, but its entertaining and more importantly, different.   Thanks Bill!
edgallow (1663) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, malts, toffee and fruit. Taste is smoky malts and toffee.
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roxtersoxter (231) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oaky aroma with herbal flavor. Weird flavor and did not enjoy very much.
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Beerenberger (1281) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(If you are a fan of smokey scotch, youíre going to love this one) Aroma of smoking peat, toasted malts, toffee, with hints of dark dried fruit. Pours a hazy brown with amber highlights and a none lasting tan head providing no lacing. The taste is overall on the bitter astringent side. (Pleasingly so.) A smokey peaty flavor initially, followed malts, woodiness, some bitter notes and just a hint of a sweet fruit finish. The aftertaste is peaty. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, this was a very nice surprise! Great aroma and a wonderful complex flavor. Should have bought two more bottles.
degbert (1008) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with garnet highlights. The head is tan and fine-grained. The nose is complex, with tea, toffee, smoke, malted milk, and a touch of dark fruit in the mix. Very smoky on the palate, with definite iodine and seaweed notes -- more like an Islay scotch than some beers Iíve had aged in whisky barrels (Iím looking at you, Brewdog). Astringent and drying on the palate, but paradoxically generous and wide. An amazing beer.