FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750 to Surly coffee mug, 2011 vintage:
Pours a near pitch black with two fingers of light brown head that lasts a few minutes before receding to a collar that produces some average lacing.
Still a shit load of smoke on the nose. Not nearly is faded as I’d imagined. A bit of dark fruit and woody character as well.
While the nose is still pretty beefy, the smoke has faded considerably on the tongue which is what I was hoping for. various brown ale qualities have surfaced to balance out the aggressive barbecue profile.
Overall, an extremely unique beer. Not my favorite beer from Surly but it definitely showcases their creative potential.
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000 bottle thanks to Tim. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong smoke, pepper, and wood. Thin mouth, light malt, very strong smoke and pepper with lingering dryness, very good.
VeinAle (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smokey and delicious, coffee and molasses notes, hints of biscuit and light grain. Worth having!
DrSilverworm (7798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. Black color. Thin off-white head, decent bits of lace. Good savory smokey taste, dark chocolate. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, moderate bitter. Light warmth. Awesome bigger chewy body, lighter carbonation, light slick. Very good smoked lager. Good chewiness to it.
rdixon77 (1188) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG. Really nice rauchbier-baltic smoked beer. Smoky bacon and campfire over a nice sweet body. Maybe some fruit and vanilla flavors to balance out the smoke. Not too overpowering to drink like some smoked beer. Good stuff.
Ferris (6594) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Sweet smoky and some pale malts. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Dark and smoky malty notes. Nice.
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG GT. Nose is strong campfire and bacon, dried meat (drippings). Taste is a sweet, luscious smoke and meat. Reminds me of bamburg onions.
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013. Dark beer with a foamy beige head. Big sweet nose with lots of meaty smoke. Rich smoke flavors of bacon, molasses, brown sugar and honey baked ham. Really intense smokey beer.
crajun (1035) - , Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rate #997. Bomber from trade to glass. Unique beer that got better as it warmed and the more I drank. Slightest of smoke in aroma slight dark fruits and a couple other I couldn’t quite identify. Mouthfeel was a 4. Nice carbonation. Different type of hop slight bitter finish. Taste is aroma and a little bit of roast. Good not great
jkwood04 (4365) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of smoked malts, some roast, oak and vanilla, some light dough, notes of chocolate and coffee, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average to smoother texture. A solid beer for sure.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"An aggressively sour ale. Light in body, prickly. Berries, vinegar and oak are the main players in both aroma and flavor. Some lemony funk in the flavor as well. Really nice brew."