kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: August 09, 2008
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste
Appearance: black, fine beige head
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with lots of smoke
Flavor: dark chocolate flavor is well integrated with the smoke, dark caramel sweetness adds the needed depth and balance
Date: May 28, 2010
still smoky yet well balanced,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Lubiere (10787) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark lager with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a peaty chocolate malt with light smokey notes, not bad. In mouth, a nice sweet dark fruity malt with light peated notes, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at End of Everything beer fest Dec 22 2013.
Ratman197 (10720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured an opaque dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of smoked meat, carmel and cocoa. Palate was mediuym bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoked beef, cocoa and light vanilla with a smooth lingering smokey finish.
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black coloured. Small light Brown fluffy head. Aroma of smoke, Caramel, sweetness, chocolate. Flavour of smoke, chocolate, Rye Bread and some liqourice. Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and chocolaty
BeerandBlues2 (10542) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 GABF 2008 and again in bottle October 2010. Pours black with an average, frothy, dark brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, nutty), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of smoke and brown sugar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
jtclockwork (10306) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBSG. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of smoke, BBQ and lager malt. Some oak and roast chocolate malt. Medium body.
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to nbutler! Dark brown pour, nice tan head. Light bacon, chocolate, roasted malt, prunes and some toffee in the aroma. Flavor has some smoke, but not overly insane amount. Good chocolate and roasted malt too. Very well done beer. One of my favorite smoked beers to date.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at GTMW 2011. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, cherries and smoke. The taste is smoke. Big smoke. Caramel and berries also. Medium bodied.
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours a murky dark brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet is of dark chocolate, espresso and charcoal with a somewhat reserved campfire-smoke component. Full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. Sweet, nutty, chocolaty, light smoke flavor with a splash of deep roast coffee. Sweet mocha finish with a rumor of smoke at the wee end.
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Granny’s house in Exira, Iowa. Deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Huge smoky nose as soon as you open the bottle. Burnt dark malts in nose also. Dark, burnt, roasted, smoky, malty flavor. Fairly easy drinking while still having the smoked, charred tasted. Slight oak flavor also. Good.