hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber recapped from nbutler. consumed 4/17/10.
opaque pour is a very dark brown shade of black with a small tan head.
nice mellow, rich and sweet smoky aroma... along with chocolate, ashy roast, light sourness, wood and a raisin-like fruitiness which play a secondary role.
rich fudgey flavor... sour smoky salami, umami, raisins, molasses, roast, faint vanilla and a tart finish are all in great harmony.
it is full bodied and hearty yet terribly easy to drink... especially with some tasty welsh cheddar! 8/5/8/4/17/+
Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared by footbalm
Appearance: Pours black with a small tan head, no lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Toasted malts, smokey and nutty
Taste: Thin mouthfeel, smokey and metallic flavor
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small off white head. Has a smoky smell to it. Taste is of smoked malt and a little chocolate.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, toffee, caramel and chocolate. Flavor of smoked malt, tea, toffee and toasted malt.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to Ryan. Poured a dark black with brown edges and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of smoke, caramel, chocolate, and some dark fruitiness.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from the Four Firkins. Deep, dark brown colored pour with a small tan head that immediately vanishes. Sweet, smokey aroma with a hint of oak. Flavor is also sweet, smokey and oaky with some nice malty balance. Finish is sweet smokiness. I paired it with Mexican food for a great combo.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light smoke aromas with malty notes on the nose. Pours a dark amber, brown. Very malty with caramel notes and hints of molasses with just hints of smoke. Not bad but I could use more smoke.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head that quickly fades. Smoke in the aroma along with some chocolate. Flavor is smoky, chocolate, oats, and somewhat sugary. Finish is sweet. Smoke isn’t too intense, but is still quite prominent. Pretty solid.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Pours cola like where its black and you can see through it. Light tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, smoke, and some dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and is really smooth and tasty. Great beer!
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by tokyogoat at our Surly tasting. Pours a dark coffee brown with a frothy beige head. Nice roasted malts and like smoke on the nose, liked it cause it wasn’t over powering. Very tasty.