rayg1 (532) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Charlotte. This stuff wasn’t bad at all. Pours a hazy yellowish brown with a big head on it. In the aroma I didn’t smell any smoke at all actually kind of weird really just some sweet malts. As soon as I took a sip I realized that the smoke on this was very light and actually kind of nice. Toasty and lightly burnt flavors are balance by a touch of sweetness before bitter hops. Not bad for my first smoked.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Charlotte. Ugh not really that great. Lighter on the smoke side, but too smokey for me to enjoy it. Yellow looking pour, thick white head. Smoked flavor, not so much as a typical smoked though, but enough smoke that I did not find it too pleasing. When compared to something like Alaskan smoked, this has no chance. Interesting beer though, even for a smoked.
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap. Was served offering in spoiled glass. Either the glass had been recently washed, anyways beer came across tasting like bad perfume. Spoiled was to have been great brew.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blind Tiger. Murky brown pour with nice lacing. Aroma is slight roast, chocolate, a touch of smoke... more the smoke you’d smell from a campfire than a traditional peat smoke or the whole bacon thing you usually get in smoked beers. There is more of the peat in the flavor, with slight sweetness. Very lethargic. Fruitiness comes out as the beer warms.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber brown witha tiny head. big smoky aroma of sausage. smoked meated flavor up front but quickly smooths out with a light sweet undertone and finishes very smoothly with little to no carbonation. was not bad but I am not a big fan of smoked beers and the aroma of smoked meat with its initial flavor throws me off.
mjg74 (2435) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, O’Brien’s. Dark amber in color. Malty aroma with a hint of barbeque. Roasted malts make up most of the flavor. Some smokey flavors.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The body’s caramel colored and spots a thin off-white head. Very little smoke in the nose, mainly some grainy malt with a touch of sourness. Thin drink with some caramel and a quick passing of smoke. Disappointing.
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JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade. Pale amber beer with a white head. Lovely soft smoky aroma over a soft munich/caramel malt base. The smoke is well-balanced by sweet malts. There is also a light blackberry fruitiness in the flavour that seems a bit strange, but not unpleasant. The hops are quite subtle, but they serve to balance the combination of sweet fruit, smoke and berries. This is a quaffable, tasty pint from Sierra Nevada.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange color from the draft ale at San Diego Brewing company. Couldn’t get much aromas out of it. Some maltiness touches of spice, kinda like a marzen. Flavors were much better. Smokey and malty. Not too much hops which is a departure for SN. Not bad.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber hue with a thin head. The nose was very muted (Thank god, though sampled at the same bar as frankenkitty, I did not find the same sour egg gassiness...He who smelt it, dealt it; he who detected it, ejected it; he who sensed it, dispensed it, Joe) Very tame smokiness, really just a hint, and the flavors were more in the area of lightly roasted caramel malts. The body was very thin and watery. This was more than a bit of a disappointment for me.