Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber brown color, massive thick cream colored head with good retention and solId lacing. Aroma of caramel on burnt toast. Taste is ashes, burnt embers. Decent enough.
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke/meat, light burnt/ash. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoked meat, light burnt/ash, faint cherry. Sticky medium-full body.
bhensonb (11512) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours ruddy copper with a 3 finger creamy beige head which does some ring lacing. Aroma is smoke. Not harsh, but very present. Full bodied. Flavor is smoke, and it’s fairly strong. There’s some treacle. It’s malty. The smoke sort of comes and goes. Strong, but not among the strongest. No heat. There are some hop/herb flavors, but they at best support the smokiness. Well done, and compares very well with the German rauch beers. Arguably among the best of American smoked ales. With time the smoke lets loose of the taste buds and nose a bit (fatigue!) and the rich malty bock can be sensed.
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours copper with a tight tan head. Aroma is soft smoke, medium malt, some medium fruit. Taste is smoke, medium malt, some medium fruit.
Tmoney99 (11075) - 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.
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
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of smoke, molasses, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of smoke, molasses, carmel and dark fruit with a crisp lingering smokey finisah.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours clear tawny with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is smoke, oak, meat, caramel and cookie malt, light nutty notes, dark fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with a good layer of smoke, lightly sweet caramel malt, some dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle... Clear copper lager with a large, pillowy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose is an intermingling of campfire smoke, singed caramel, tawny port and medium sherry. Full-bodied and mega creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is caramely and smoky, but also harsh and medicinal. Lightly smoky, cough syrup finish. Everything is nice except the flavor, and at the end of the day, it’s all about the flavor.
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. A touch hazy, dark red orange appearance with a light brown head. Smoky meaty, rich malty, toasty caramel aroma. Creamy, quite sweet toffee malty, smoked ham flavor. Not excellent but not all that bad either.