kegbear (437) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Bruery tasting room. Black pour with tan head. Aroma of smoke , bacon. Tastes of malty smoked bacon, chocolate and caramel. Nice velvety and creamy texture. A great smoked beer.
boFNjackson (3569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Brouwers... Poured black with a moderate, wispy head. Nose had a mild smoke tones, but mostly roasted grains came through. Smoke was more evident in the flavor. Campfire and tobacco tones with roasted malts, charred grains, cocoa, dark fruits and some sweetness. Mildly bitter but not astringent.
dreadnord (993) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick and black with a thick dirty brown head. The nose is ashtray, chocolate, bacon, coffee. The taste is high sweet, medium high bitter and smoke! The texture is smooth and creamy, body is heavy and finish is long.
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phaleslu (4427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared at the Beer Download table at DLD- thanks, everyone! Pours a deep brown color, mostly opaque, with a tan ring for a head. Mellow smoke throughout, with dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits (plums, raisins), and earth. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a rich, smoky mouthfeel. Nicely done smoked imperial stout.
beersearcher (1948) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This collaboration pours a jet black with a thin head. I was expecting a bit more smoke from this one but I do get a certain wood note underneath the Bruery Imperial Stout. Some dark coffee notes in there as well.
thome50 (571) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the tasting room. Pours a deep black with mild tan head. Aroma is roasted to burnt coffee beans, toffee and some other various sweetness. Taste is like a burnt marshmallow with some stale coffee beans. The sweetness comes in to finish it off otherwise. Too much smoke.
bytemesis (1400) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan head, creamy, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cigarettes, touch of smoke. Flavor is the same, little sweetness, medium bitter, wood, light astringence, smoke. Medium body, ABV quite well masked.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A medium coffee aroma, with a fair amount of smok that lasts. This is quite smokey, which is its best characteristic. Easily the thickest beer available at Bruey, even including the special ones. And thankfully the coffee isn’t too much.
Steve_0 (1230) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a frothy brown head and good lacing. Smoky, light raisins, toffee, chocolate, red wine, oaky, campfire, and coffee in the aroma. Taste is roasty, bready, big dark chocolate covered plums, somewhat ashy, firewood, and light spruce notes. Think mouthfeel with soft carbonation. The smoke isn’t overwhelming and its really well-balanced. Nice stout.
adnielsen (6152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a small brown head. Anise, big dark chocolate, roasty, light vanilla/coconut, a bit woody aroma. Roasty, campfire, s’more, dark chocolate, vanilla, somewhat burnt flavor. Pretty tasty.
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of white oak, smoke, hints of bacon, bread, nice chocolate, coffee, roast, finishing fairly bitter. Taste is a mix of roast, smoke, nice bbq notes oing into bacon, chocolate, some slight ash, hints of oak, finishing fairly bitter, roast.