paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at the Newhall Refinery. Pour is clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is smoke and biscuit malt. Flavor is lightly smokey, bready, biscuity maltiness. Finish is light smoked maltiness. At 7% this one was quite sessionable and very dangerous, great beer!
joeneugs (3118) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours a nice clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is fruity, salty and smoked with some jerky. The flavor is nice with good jerky smoke character and a decent caramel malt backbone. The smoke takes center stage but is off set nicely with the maltiness. Very impressive.
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice smoked lager, on tap at Smog City, nice golden pour and strong smokey flavor
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Smog City. Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is smoke, bacon, salt, and sweet fruits. Bready malt and a bit of orange peel. Flavor is fairly sweet, surprisingly. Salty, smokey meat (bacon). Fairly citrusy/orange peel notes. Sweet bread and perhaps apple.