markextrae (1398) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared vintage 2011 bottle with a friend. poured a dark black colour with a big tanned head. more smoke malts in the nose as i was expecting. chocolate, oak, smoke, maybe a small peat hint of the smoke, vanilla, ash, rye, barrel, whisky spice, licorice, soy sauce, it has a real spicy aftertaste of the barrel. i’m not a huge fan of smoked beers. but this is pretty unique.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown almost black pour with a small tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is smokey malts, oak, rye whiskey, and a touch of molasses. Flavor is super smokey. Tons of oak, smoked malts, and rye whiskey notes. Abv is very well hidden. Pricey but this was delicious.
Shag (2647) - 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 (2516) - 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 (2610) - 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 (4874) - 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.
dlbeer (846) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a little light brown head. Leaves a wine like residue on the edge of the glass. Smells of dark malts, smoke and whiskey. Tastes of the same. Very good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (6288) - 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 (817) - 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!