Steasy66 (1114) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Black with no head. Super smokey aroma with some malt. Taste is sweet with tons of smoke. Something about the combination of sweetness with smoke really disgusted me. If the beer was drier I would have totally dug the smoke flavor but with this weird sweetness I can’t take it.
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into an english tulip pint glass. The beer is dark and oily dark woth a rich cola hue and a light tan colored soap head that has a moderate retention and very light lace. The aroma is a smokey, charred note with roasted coffee beans, and a cookie dough hint with late developing aromas of vanilla and raisin. The taste is a medium high roasted sweet with a complimentary medium slick bitter. The beer is syrupy smooth with a soft fuzz carbonation and a medium full body with flavors of coffee and smokey grilled meats with some undertones of chocolate. It finishes sticky with mostly a spicy clove and coffee that carries to the aftertaste that’s mostly clean with a smokey charred quality.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from tytoanderso - thanks! Pours a brown black with not much head. Aroma is sesame, oak, coffee and smoke. Has a nice smoked pine/oak aroma and nose. Not overkill, and not too little. Finishes clean. Flavor is lightly sweet, but not too sweet at all.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ABR. So. Much. Smoke. Holy cow, I love smokey stuff so I love this beer!
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at Darkness Day right at the brewery. More smokiness than I expected, but great beer. Just tough to drink it right after Darkness...
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 A great smoked flavor that only Aecht can beat, but all in all just a bit small to miss the higher rankings.
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!
vikingguy (1034) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black with thick foamy brown head. Aroma- touch of smoke along with some slight fruitiness. Taste - sweet malt with caramel, brown sugar, roasted malt and cream. Prominent but not overpowering smoked malt. Nice smoked lager.
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ljthiessen (1031) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Surly. Wow, this is great. Really nice and smoky, yet smooth and palatable. Tastes like a delicious complex brew underneath too - just great.
Getbetter (1029) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle into a glass. The pour is a dark ruby red with no head. The body is thin body with a raisins,bacon,slight salty taste. It’s good.