Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, and smoke. The flavor is chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, and some smoke. This is very sweet and boozy over smoky. Palate is thick and boozy. Overall nice beer in small amounts.
YogiBeera (2567) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep burnt sienna , like molasses. No head. Charcoal wood nose. Intense. Thick and silky chocolate berry taste. Smoked finish building up.
pivo (2657) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head. Looks like flat Coke. Big thick middle made of sweet molasses. Light smokey taste. Overall an awesome beer.
Beerman6686 (6116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of lots of smoke, whiskey, and dark chocolate and roast. Flavor was heavy smoked mats, good but of whiskey and chocolate. Good, but sweeter and hotter than the bourbon one.
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish-brown just shy of black, aroma is whiskey, alcohol, and smioke, taste uis the same. Finish is lingering mesquite barbecue. Incredible.
slowrunner77 (9420) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"It’s really hard to say definitively if this is just shy of the awesomeness of the bourbon smoking wood. I had the tap version of that at a 4.6 and the slightly meatier bottle version a 4.4 or so. This isn’t quite as smooth as the bb version on tap, not as meaty as the bb bottled. Yet another great beer from the Bruery either way. Slight smoke, chocolate, roast, whiskey...very nice."
zvsn (1501) - ISRAEL - SEP 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at The Bruery tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Deep brown almost opaque black with a small tan head. Very rich aroma of chocolate, roasted barley, peat, coffee, vanilla, oak, soya and carobs. Taste - sweet, roasty flavors with chocolate, coffee and caramel notes, prunes, licorice, vanilla and smoky undertones, very complex and well balanced. Rather full bodied, syrupy and sticky on palate, smooth mouthfeel. Getting better and interesting while warms up. Can sip this beer all night long. Wow!
Sunni05 (33) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
WOW!!! That's all I can say! Nice wood aroma...the smell of barrels. I've never had rye whiskey before but this could make me try it. Nice smoky flavor. You can taste the alcohol as you sip. Warms the throat for sure. I'll buy more of this while it's still around.
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rayaron (1270) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Dark black with quickly diminishing low brown head. Great aroma of blue cheese, dark chocolate, woody, licorice, vanilla. Very complex flavor, vanilla, smoked malt, dark chocolate, soya, licorice. Mouthful and creamy. Heavy body. Sweetish aftertaste. Amazing beer!
piscator34 (2284) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Near black in colour with moderate carbonation. Heavy barrel aromas of oak, vanilla and iodine, along with notes of molasses, toasted nuts, and chocolate syrup. Tastes a bit like a smoky Islay scotch, salt, dried fruit, and more chocolate syrup. Heavy bodied and not lacking in boozy heat. An intense experience. Definitely a sipping beer.