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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5295) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Poured a nearly opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoked meat, burnt wood, and some caramel. Taste of of light cocoa, burnt wood, smoke, roast, and caramel, with some fruitiness, and a bit of alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3367) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Growler filled at Big Z. Pours black with a moderate creamy tan head that lasted until mid-glass and left lots of sticky lace. Very pleasant aroma of smoke, chocolate, and roasted malt. The flavor is roasted malt, wood smoke and a touch of chocolate. Rich, fairly creamy mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness at the finish. A very enjoyable smoked beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Draught at TND: Aroma of light smoke, light bamburg wood, light dark malts, and slight roasting. Poured very dark brown in color with a medium-sized, dense, light brown head, that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of chocolate, slight bamburg wood, roasted malts, and light vanilla. Medium to full body. Viscous, lightly dry textue. Average carbonation. Slightly sweet, malty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Growler at Big Z. Poured opaque black with a thin beige head. Nose was intensely smoked with chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor was similar, mouthful on the mediun side. Kind of a crossover between a porter and a stout, but that is just mincing words. The fact seems to be that Sierra wants to stay current and is releasing new beers worthy of notice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
tap at the maproom....close to black pour with redditsh brown edges and a silky light beige head... roasted malt, smoke, and chocolate in the aroma....chocolate, roasted malt, light on the smoke but still fairly noticeable. creamy mouthfeel with smooth carbonation. nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3257) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Pours a rich opaque sable with a fine-bubbled light tan head. Rich aroma is smoky and has an undertone of fine roast coffee. Mouth-filling flavor is smoky and has a strong coffee undertone, as well as hints of toffee and licorice. Texture is pleasingly smooth and lively, leaving a roast coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Tap at Earth. Pours a deep brownish black with a medium tan head. Aroma of lightly smoked malts, nuts, chocolate and toasted grains. Flavor of smoked meats, chocolate, roasted malt and even some hop presence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Growler. Aroma of smoke (meats and firewood), earthy hops, distinct malty sweetness, grapey almost. Flavor filled with rich, sweet-sweet malt, earthiness remains, smoke (mostly meaty now) combines with tart notes for a pronounced finish. Oil-slick mouthfeel. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Growler from Big Z. Pours black with a small chocolate colored head. Aroma of light smoke, smoked meats, rich roasted malt, and some bitter chocolate and toffee. Flavor is sweet smoked meats with roasted malt in the background. Slightly sweet, but very rich too. Nice bodied. Ok, it’s not my favorite smoked, but it’s pretty damn good. 8/4/8/4/16 (4.0/5)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2009
on tap at the Maproom. pours black with creamy biege head. nose is smokey wood and bacon, with sweet malt notes of chocolate and toffee. flavors are pretty sweet malty, wood, chocolate, with a soft smoke and roast finish. heavy body but still very drinkable. very well done.


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