SudsMcDuff (6347) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
wow, was looking forward to this- but quite the let down .. . pours a deep copper amber .. low foam, almost no lacing .. . messy sticky mouthfeel, and damned alcoholic .. . light maple smoke and boozy bacon drippings .. . no, this is so out of whack.. . i’m surprised about this one; the mouth + abv kills this one, just very messy and one dimensional- oh well .. . . Who asked for fruits drunk at a bar? l asked for new recruits drunk at the bar...
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Cinder Bock
Date: March 02, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy beige head, scattered streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet smokey aroma, candy caramel bock sweetness, lots of woody smokyness
Flavor: sweet bock flavor, caramel sweetness with that malt candy character, big time smoke balances the sweetness, light earthyness falls out of the smoke for a smokey earthy finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
bth122 (1313) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
#499. Thanks joel. Bottle, poured a clear, amber copper color, med light head. Aroma is very interesting; getting bacon, smoke, wood, cocoa, caramel. Med light sweetness, light bitter. Lite on carbonation. Medium body. Nice smoked flavor leads to malt body and slight hop. Glad I tried it.
jsmerig (1304) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma strong with smoke and bacon. The beer pours a ruby red with an off-white head. The taste is very much like the aroma, smokey up front and sweet and malty. The alcohol comes through a bit at the end and the bacon lingers a bit on the tounge.
beernovice39 (3220) - Montana, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear red/copper with a thick tan head. Scent is smoked pork, dark sugar and toffee. Taste is smoke, caramel and sweet.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red brown with small tan head. Aroma bacon-like smoke and a little caramel. Medium-full body with alcohol pretty hidden. Flavor is smoky but not unpleasantly so, strong background of malt and bread and mostly dry finish. Enjoyable.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one surprised me. Dark brown color with creamy off white head that fades quickly. Aroma of malt, smoke, and caramel sweetness. Taste is the same with the alcohol well hidden. Excellent.
annunz123 (899) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel malt and some smoke in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and malty, then finishes with some smoke that provides nice balance without being overpowering. Carbonation gives very creamy mouthfeel. One of the best beers I’ve had from Sam Adams in a long time.
Strykzone (5213) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. I brought it. Coppery hued with a light tan head that lasts nicely. Not a big aroma but it has smoke. I also taste smoke with meat and cinnamon. It is sweet and just a bit prickly. This is fairly hot. Not a bad beer at all.
unclemattie (4305) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Sam Adams bottle, Batch #1. Vintage 2012. Dark reddish-brown color, light tan head. Sweet smell of smoke. Aroma of smoked meat. Sweet malt has flavors of toffee and heavy caramel. Finishes with a hearty flavor of smoke and a touch of spice. (3273)