Jasjin (6) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was most like sipping a bottle of liquid smoke. Almost overpowering. The description "like drinking a campfire" is perfect. Even though I wouldnít have this again, it was easily one of the most memorable beers Iíve ever had. A wonderful new experience. If you like this style, I would imagine it is one of the best- as is most beer from Rogue. Cheers to Rogue for trying something different. Equally memorable was the Chipotle Ale from Rogue. Although I didnít care for that one either, I put the remainder of the bottle in my homemade chili and it was awesome.
brokensail (12899) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Arturo. Old as hell nip bottle. Chunky dark amber pour with some brown and a bunch of floaters. No head. Smoke, ham, and caramel nose. A bunch of apple as well. Slight raisin sweetness on the tongue. A bunch of smoke, some savory qualities, nuts, and salt. No thanks.
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"i ind of liked the smoke flavor, but donít think i particularly liked the beer behind it. just too harsh, and a little too bitter, with a nut flavor that didnít go well with the smoke. iíll pass."
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes like an IPA soaked smoked salmon fillet. Yes, it actually tastes like that, and I was okay with that.
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 8-12-2009 (Bottle) This beer forms a medium sized fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, hazy amber body, fast rising carbonation, and very little lacing. The Aroma is malt, pine hops and smoke. The Taste is semi-sweet, pine hops, mildly smokey, and a very dry finish. The Palate is fizzy and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer does not taste overly smokey which suits me just fine as I do not like overly smokey tasting beer. This beer is worth trying if one enjoys this beer style.
merc7186 (2525) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Good White Head, Good Lacing
S: Smoked Ham
T: Liquid Smoke, Roasted Nuts
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Smokey
Overall, a decent smoke ale but not much for taste beyond the smoke.
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, listed as "Johnís Locker Stock 15k". Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, light smoked meats, roasted malts. Flavor of roasted sweet malt with light smoke and bitter chocolate in the finish. Starts off a bit sweet but the finish is nice. Pretty good mild smoked beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably the first Smoked beer I ever had, as it was described to me by the fine folks at Samís Quik Shop as "bacon beer." What kind of philistine would not make an immediate purchase? Itís not going to crowd anything from Bamberg from the top rank or anything, but as a modestly tweaked malty beverage (enough peat and caramel here to suggest the base might be a scotch ale), itís reasonably satisfying.
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Newport. Hazy brown with an off white head. Scent is smoke and roasty. Taste is sweet malts and smoke. Good stuff.
BillKismet (3464) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-black with thin, but perfect chocolate cream head. Wonderful salty chocolate sea air nose with a whisper of steamship smoke. The flavor yaws toward the smokier end with a thick, oily, sooty black patent-forward body with a salty, caramel underpinning. Wet sooty, roasty mouthfeel. Very thick stuff, though I wish the flavor would develop a bit mroe.
solidfunk (5171) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Underwhelming. No initial smell. Pours black with great lacing. Average carbonation. Has booze and roast malt in aroma. On tap at Hopcat.