Sandman2222 (42) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
after drinking this the only thing that I could taste for the next 3 hours was "god-damn ham". It lived up to it’s name... If you were looking to drink a ham sandwich.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Three Floyds. Poured amber in color with a small beige head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked rye malts. Tastes of rye bread, smoked malts, smoked jerky meat, with some mild spices. I love smoked beers and I’m becoming a big fan of rye malts. I could have drank this all night. It was really a pleasure to try.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial pint at the FFF Brewpub. While the smokey flavor is definately in the forefront here, this beer still has a nice sweet malty balance that makes this well rounded. yum.
marcus (5644) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. This amber ale poured with a thin off-white head and a smoky aroma. The flavor, too, is smoked malt and quite spicy with a carbonated mouthfeel and a slightly bitter finish.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a light amber with a small head. Nose is smokey with beef jerky and spicy rye bread coming through. Taste is nice, with your mouth being hit by salty ham washed down with rye soup, light spicing, some cinnamon and spice. Nice body and mouthfeel. Very nice.
djcoolhark (21) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a cool beer. Tastes like a rye beer with a sweet smoked ham aftertaste. Upon ordering, the waitress told me to get a small glass, which I’m glad I did. A good taste, but not something I could drink a lot of.
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber in color. Smokey aroma, alot like Christmas Ham. Tastes like the name in liquid form. Good smoke beer.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a tight head. Big spicy smoke aromas of a really good split pea and ham soup. Medium body and smooth. Great spicy smoky flavors of a ham sandwich and split pea soup lunch riding on a lightly sweet bready malt base. A nice smoke beer. Draft at the brewpub.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is clear golden amber with a thin sticky off white head...smell is smokey bacon and a subtle sweetness of toasted sourdough...taste is lightly sweet at first with a caramel note, then smokey and spicy with some black pepper...well done!
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 Oh my God, this stuff was delicious. Pours orange and murky. Smells just like a damn Ham sandwhich. Tastes just like...you guessed it, a damn ham sandwhich. Exactly like a ham sandwhich. Not so much deli ham, but a big slice of home, oven baked ham. Sound silly? Iím being very serious. But, the thing that makes this beer truly special is that the ham is the dominate flavor, and yet doesnít overpower the malt and rye character of the beer. My only suggestion would be to figure out a way to make a "Ham on Rye with Cheese and Mayo" beer, since thatís how I like my ham sammitches...but that might be kind of terrible, so this one is fine as is! This is a big chewy beer all around, and if there are no plans to ever bottle this stuff, I will be making a trip to FFF to get a growler.