sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at FFF. This was a huge surprise for me based on my general dislike of smoked beers. Pour was golden with a smallish off-white head. Ham. It’s the one and only thing you can think of when you smell it. The smoke and spiciness of an Easter ham are all right there in the glass. Taste is much more subtle than the aroma. The smokiness is still there, but is nicely balanced by the dry, bready rye. Finishes dry and smooth. Low carbo and a light mouthfeel. Awesome stuff.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2009 Sample, on tap at FFF Brewpub. This actually smells like ham...very odd. Strong rye taste, and the ham pursues through. Relatively smooth drinker, with slight carbonation. If ham on rye is your thing, this is a Must Have. It’s not really my thing, though; at least not in my beer.
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 (8894) - 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 (3439) - 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 (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, 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.