tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall this is a really well-made beer. The nose is big bacon fat, yet has the subtlety of uncooked bacon. The flavor has nice subtle hints of smoke, smoked meat, and then has some sweet, almost dark-fruit flavors. There is a slight breadiness to the malt as well. This beer is pretty good, and the alcohol is well-hidden, but not non-existent. Solid effort from Boston Beer Co.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Rating #69. Dafk amber with a red hue and a white head. Smokey and a little fruity in the aroma with a bit of sweet caramel. Flavor is a little smokey as well, lightly burnt caramel and maybe raisins. Interesting but good. (2252)
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/19/2012. 22oz bottle. Amber pour, clear ruby under the light, with a nice khaki head that sticks and laces plenty. Rich smokey aroma hits first, along with some sweetness, but further investigation shows a big malty aspect, lots of caramel and robust malts. Savory smokey flavor hits first followed by the sweetness and maltiness again. This goes down like light smoked meat with a touch of sweet barbecue sauce, but not in a bad way. This is pretty well balanced - the smoke is there but not overwhelming and the malty sweetness of the base beer comes through. Not bad at all!
Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey colored with a thin brown head. Aroma is muted with a bit of maple syrup. Taste is phenolic and smoky with an even sweetness. Some booze peeks through, but it's just right. $6/220z
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SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. clear amber with a small white head. nose of smoked gouda, floral hops and toffee. the smoky flavor is like a smoked cheese or even fish rather than hearty red meat on a smoldering campfire. i get a faint tart quality. the bock itself has notes of honey, nuts, and butter. palate is medium with a slight abv burn in the beginning and moderate carbonation.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Very dark reddish color with a white head. Aroma of smoked sausages, malt, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty, caramelly and smoky flavor with alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. Not bad.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is smokey but overpowering it has alcohol and sweet malt as well. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a smoked beer even non-smoke beer drinkers can drink.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is a real smokey beer, with a nice clean taste at the end. has a definite sweetness that is overridden by the actual smoke of the beer. its not too hoppy. but the rest of the beer work as a great beer, for the BBQ
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: deep clear amber, with coppery, reddish notes, a short light tan, and average lace rings. Aroma: toasted malts, light smoke, a bit of wood, with caramel and toffee coming through as it warms. Taste: caramel, brown toast, smoky notes of bacon and a little steak, with a bit of earthy, mellow hops. Finish: smooth, crisp, and quick, with a bit of lingering smoke. Notes: With all the smoke beers available these days, this one didn’t do anything to stand out. It was a decent complement to the pig roast we had today, but overall it was just an average smoke beer. I will say the high abv seemed well-hidden.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate smoke sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium complex sweet smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.