BOSSbrewer (2255) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at their place on Locust Street. Pours dark brown to black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is smokey and roasty. Slightly sweet malt. Creamy mouthfeel. Really nice.
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csaso (1556) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - small tan colored foamy head, black color, definite smoke aroma and flavor but not over the top, very well balanced with roasty notes and a dry finish, very good overall
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kraddel (4251) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black . Smell is smoked, with bacon aspects . Taste is bitter, smoked in the back , rather than upfront . OK , as far as smokebeers go .
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Meridian Pint. Reddish ber pour with a small head. Aroma is honey and smoked ham. Some ink pot. Taste of ham and nuts. Cocoa cola. Coho plate and red berry. Mild fire pit. Medium body, soft carb.
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Meridian Pint. Clear deep reddish briwn, beige head. Aroma of straw on fire. Taste is slightly meaty campfire.
GenDV138 (2659) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint during their Schlafly Total Tap Takeover. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of smoke, tobacco, chocolate, roast. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, light smoke, roast.
seymour (1561) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 9/17/2012: Sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. It poured a nice clear, deep brown color with lasting beige foam. Faint malt, tangy hops, and fruity ale yeast esters. Struck me as a mild or brown ale, too thin and weak to call porter. The "smoke" aspect tasted artificial like that liquid smoke stuff they sell at the grocery store. Not a very good beer.
01/30/2015 UPDATE: Tasted again at their Taproom. Definitely smokey, but in a natural way, and not overpowering. Well-suited to the toasty and roasty porter traits. Some malty and caramelly sweetness balanced by nice earthy hops, with a fairly dry finish. Good appearance, aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, an all-around well-crafted beer. Infinitely better than I remember their 2012 version.
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown. Very dominating smoked flavor. would pair well w cheese or gamey meats. Ok.
Narnad (1485) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color with a low off-white head. Aroma has a mild smokiness that comes through with a low dark fruity presence, mild chocolate and lots of hefty deep roasted presence. Flavor has a slight acidity from the smoke that reminds me of venison smoked sausage as opposed to the smoke/ash flavor you can seen in some beers. Light dark fruits adds some sweet notes late with a solid roasted malt bitterness at the finish. Beer has a modest body with fine, high carbonation that delivers the flavor and accents the slight acidic nature of the beer/smoke. From a guy who typically scoffs smoke beers, this was pretty damn good. Smoke is well integrated into the beer and the slight sweetness and strong roasted notes pare well with their smoke choice. This would be one of the best bottled smoke beers if it were offered up for sale.
Tmoney99 (11475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy smoked malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy smoked sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good smoked brew.