Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown to near black with a thin tan head. Aroma of smoke and roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts, smoke, light chocolate and had a hint of coffee.
deyholla (9750) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at Black Squirrel. Pours a clear brown with a slight amber hue and a tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has a nice light smoke and some roasted malts with a bread backbone. Flavor has light roasted malts and smoke throughout with a light sweetness.
Travlr (19908) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Black Squirrel. Black color, tan head. Aroma of campfire. Taste is burnt brownies.
Nejhleader (1420) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
has a smoked, slight bologna aroma. A smooth body with a nice slight chocolate malt taste. not bad.
NikkTwist (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Eulogy. Black pour with some lasting soft tan foam. Roasted malts with some smoke in the finish. Medium body. Mild notes of molasses, coffee, liquorice, chocolate and dark fruits. Mostly just feels roasty. The smokiness is not hidden - but also not aggressive. Not extraordinary, but very nicely balanced.
rumproasts (4719) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. near black with small head. smoked malt with a bit of sweetness. this isn’t a style i dig at all, but it’s not bad either.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From growler, courtesy of TVD. Nice sweet smoky aroma, with chocolate, coffee, and night smoked malt aromas - not meaty. Dark black body with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Nice smoky presence but not overly aggressive; mellow smokiness. Finish is light bitter with sweet-smoky notes. Smooth light smoky sweet after.
Darkmagus82 (2197) - - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-15-12 - \
Served in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown-nearly black color with a medium off white head. The head faded to leave a moderate amount of lacing.
Smell – Roasty malt aromas are heaviest and are mixed with some smoke. There are also some hints of sweet chocolate mixed in the nose that meld well with the smoke and roast.
Taste- The taste starts out a bit on the more roasty malt side. Some hints of chocolate are also present initially. The sweeter chocolate fades over time with a smoky flavor that takes its place. At the very end a very light bitter coffee flavor comes into the flavor, giving a slightly more bitter smoky chocolate flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is a bit on the creamier and thicker side with a medium level of carbonation. Rather appropriate for the smoky chocolaty flavor.
Overall – A nice easy to drink brew. One that is well worth trying.
jflopsu (1045) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black (clearer towards the bottom) with little head. Has a coffee and chcokate aroma with some smoked malt. Tastes starts sweet dark fruits (prunes) and has some spices and malt. Aftertaste has some prunes but is also a little smoky.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a lasting cream colored head and lots of lace. Aroma is smoked, roasted. Taste roasted malt, smokey, sweet malt, well carbonated medium body, smokey almost watery dry finish