Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of hickory smoke and mild stone fruits. The taste is smoke, caramel and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
rougeau13 (2114) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, clear, orange-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoked pork and malt. It tastes like a hop-deficient amber ale and smoke. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Ok.
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. caramel colored pour. Mild smoke in the aroma. Seems like a pretty boring ale with a touch of smoke, a smoked amber. seems like it would be an incredibly boring beer without the smoke, however i like drinking it
djd07 (4899) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a smoke and pepper. Thin mouthfeel with a very dry pepper and smoke finish. A decent Smoked from Rogue.
rob6239 (661) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cole’s Buffalo. Rogue John’s Locker Smoke Ale. Very strong smoke aroma and lighter taste of smoke in this dark ale. Medium body and slight bitterness.
alobar (2963) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber color with a heavy smoke aroma-like a smoldering campfire. Almost exclusive smoke flavor with some hints of meat. If you like smoke, this is a good beer.
Vignale (2326) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lättdrucken. Lätt rökt, lätt kropp och måttlig beska.
yespr (33547) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is smoked, meaty and light caramelish. Sweet malty, meaty, malty and distinct smoked. Bitter, dry and herbal. Smoked and dry malty into the finish. Ends dry and lingering smoked meaty.
Leighton (13011) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gravity cask at GBBF, Day 4. Pours cloudy amber with a dense, foam head. Big smoke nose, beach wood, not dark and roasty, subtle ham and minerals. Medium sweet flavor, some honey-cured ham, smoked cedar, cheese, light caramel and toast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Plenty smokey on the finish but not at all overbearing. The sweetness counters the smoke wonderfully. Bit more honey and caramel, rocks and minerals. Excellent.
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber. Nose and taste of smoky BBQ, brown sugar, light hops and some roasted caramel malts.