phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yes, that is "Smoke" and not "Smoked". Draft at Six Row, served in a goblet. Pours a hazy grapefruit-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of applewood, earthy peat, overripe fruits, and sweet and faint smoked malts. The flavor is big on peat but not smoke of the dry, woody variety; earthy hops, grapefruit peel, applewood, tea, and ripe red apple. Has a bit of Scotch character. More smoke shows up as it warms, especially on the finish. Light-medium bodied, with a peaty, bitter mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Interesting for sure, and worth a try. Just not really my thing.