fitwitchik (234) - USA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into a Thirsty Dog pint glass black brown with a thick tan head.
Aroma is roasted chocolate with subtle smoky sweetness.
Flavor is sweet cocoa upfront with a roasted coffee bitter finish. Pretty decent smokiness here. Flavors balance well on the tongue. Definitely would like to try this on tap when I get a chance. Very well done!.
umich03jm (1767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head that quickly fades to a very thin ring. Aromas are smoke, roasted coffee, milk chocolate, and nuts. Tastes pretty smoky with a light sweetness throughout. Also get burnt coffee and very light chocolate. Very low carbonation. Really smooth. Really nice schwarz that more smoky than most I’ve had.
Enwiebe (99) - - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/24/14. Draft at Bull McCabes. Pours smoke dark with one finger head. Malt dominant with a light hop finish. Not too much smoke with nice roasty coffee and chocolate notes.
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LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
May be the best beer I’ve had from them. Aroma was nice. Mostly sweet milk chocolate with some roastiness to it. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was delicious. Could not pick up smoke in the aroma, but it was there in the flavor. The roastiness and chocolate were delicious and the smoke was just an enhancement not a major flavor. Normally I would complain about that, but it just worked in this beer. Very light carbonation made the beer taste lighter than the 6.7% it is. Slightly bitter roasted malt finish with some lingering smoke. NIce
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lactic, lightly smoky chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with nice tan head and lacing. Sweet milk chocolate malt and lightly bitter ash flavor. Mild smoky finish. Body on the lighter side. Pretty good.
beerandbeyond (656) - ISRAEL - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Pretty dark brown with a decent mocha head.
Pleasant aromas of coffee and mild smoke, with some carobs and roasted malts.
Chewy roasted maltiness, lots of dark coffee, lo-med bitterness, some creaminess, and greenish flavors.
Medium bodied, alcohol well hidden, soft carbonation and quite balanced. Nice.
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bbotmc. Black and opaque with tan ring. Chocolate and some vanilla in the nose and hints of smoke that become more apparent while sipping. Bitter, a little dry and woody. Full body, long smoky finish. Nice and balanced.
chucklemation (405) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with an off-white head. Aroma is dominated by smoke. Flavors include smoke, sweet caramel, and chocolate. Has a light body feel, but not too watery. The flavor is consistent and strong from beginning to end. Very tasty.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BBOTMC. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of nuts, caramel, fruits, chocolate, flavor is slightly smoked and roasted with nuts and raisins, chocolate and coffee, medium bodied.
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark/smoked malts and almost BBQ/smoked meat aspects. The flavor is dark/smoked malts, smoked meat, light earthy notes and a tangy/dryish finish.