crosamich (430) - Naples, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Completely different profile vs the rye barrel smoking wood. Smoke falls into the background and seems more burnt and ashy. Huge chocolate hit. Took some time to pull this out but you would swear this is whisky-aged. The smoke melds with the bourbon to give a peaty feel to it; definitely get some phenol kick in there. be interested to see how this one plays out.
BlowOffTube (58) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked it. Pours dark brown, almost black. Tan head. Smells of strong smoked wood, imagine that. Taste is chocolate, small coffee, smoke, and very prominent oak. Small burn. Reminds me of a smoked BBQ sauce. Definitely share with a friend or two.
djd07 (2318) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head. The aroma is a strong oak, toast, and smoke. Thick mouthfeel with wood smoke and oaky finish. Hides alcohol decently, a very good smoked beer from The Bruery.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one poured a very dark brown color with a small miniscule brown head. Aroma was of dark fruits, predominantly cherries, broubon, vanilla wood, smoked meats, rye and molasses. Flavor was just a punch in the face of smoke, vanilla, chocolate, sweet dark cherries and burnt brown sugar. Extremely complex and delicious.
dimenhetfield (2357) - , Florida, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by my good bud Randy, thanks brotha! Finally getting to try this version. Tons of smoky qualities here, mixed with bourbon, chocolate and malty goodness. I real treat of a beer.
Boutip (3979) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a medium size dark brown foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon with medium smokey notes and some roasted malt with some residual sugar. Taste is a complex and well balanced mix between some bourbon and vanilla notes with some medium smokey notes and some residual sugar with light dry roasted malt. Body is full with an oily texture and some medium to low carbonation. I really like the balanced between the flavours and the fact that the smokey notes don’t overshadows the other flavours. A bit rich to drink a whole bottle by yourself though.
wnoble (920) - French Lick, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour-kinda brown. Little head little lace. Nose is complex-figs, wood, caramels, malts, sweet breads, nuts, cashews. Flavor is oak, bourbon , vanilla, smoke. Really nice.
Doodler (301) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 shared with the missus. Poured into a Cigar City snifter black as motor oil with a thin tan head. Nose is serious bourbon and campfire smokiness. Loads of charred barrel with added whiskey and vanilla backbone. Yummy flavors with loads of dark malts. Buzzy alcohol in each sip. Finishes with flavors of caramel, wood, dark fruits and tobacco smoke. Velly nice.
SudsMcDuff (4710) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle .. . pours out black .. . is quite smokey.. . good roast level, some old coffee pot ... very good beer! .. . . who are those assholes?
Dixonian (1478) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near pitch black brew with a bit of tan head. Nose of smoke, vanilla, wood, bourbon, some chocolate, rye. ABV there but not overpowering. Boozy, warming, smoke.
mikem409 (1142) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours thick black thin trace tan head. tons of smoke on aroma. taste is very smoky hides most of the barrel. slight band aid taste on finish