chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at FFF. Pours a cooper color with an off white head. This beer has a very strong aroma of...well, ham on rye. It has a nice smoky aroma and flavor, which was enjoyable. The beer was incredibly smooth and drinkable. Nice smoked malt. I liked the beer, it was different. Always a big fan of Piece and FFF.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hard to believe the previous raters were drinking what we were drinking,we could smell the smoke a mile away. when those glasses were ploped in front of us,you would hav ethought a fresh Sunday Ham Sandwhich was placed in front of us,the smoke was so prominent and lucious it was hard to detec anything else. Taste was incredibly smooth and rich smokey malt,with little jabs of the rye for balance,if it had been a little more carbonated,it may have seemed thin,but because it was smooth it was just right
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at FFF. Coppery pour with slight off white head. Nice lacing. Nice lightly spiced rye in the nose with a touch of smoke. Nice smoked flavor, not to overwhelming, little bit of fruit in there. Made a nice pairing to their chilli.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 On tap at FFF. Red brown with a healthy white creamy head. Lightly sweet smoke. Caramelly to Vienna like malt character. A little bit of grassy kick. Creamy full mouth, low carbonation for on tap. Caramelly sweet smokey apple wood bacon. Sweet really. Where’s the rye? I’m not sure, maybe there’s a hint of that spice. A bit of that sweet lingering marzen.. Creamy, clean. Fun!
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Three Floyds Brewpub and served in an English pint glass. This beer poured a golden brown with a thin, lasting head of off-white foam that lasted throughout most of the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of sweet and spicy rye malt and just a touch of campfire smoke. The flavor consisted of sweet, toasted rye, light smoked meat, and a bit of earthy yeast. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. A nice session beer with a mild smokiness to keep things interesting.
railcat1 (672) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was more of a rye beer then smoked,pale orange in color with a nice white head but it did not have the smoked flavor i have had in other smoked beers kinda faint and mellow,people said it was a rye stout ,no way i have never had a clear stout so this was more of a rye style beer ok but not one of my favorite styles CHEERS to nick for trying something different but stick to the hop goodness and heavy dark beers.I may have to try again by it self and rate again.CHEERS!
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
EBF 08. THey had a bottle sitting there, but I coudlnt see if the volunteer was pouring from a tap or bottle behind the booth. Pours a deep coppery brown with some woody tints on the edge- fluffy yet diminshing head. Aroma is nutty, toasty, some cola, and smoked meats- with some phenolic spice and smoldering wood- smoke is kept in check. Flavor has a decent light nutty sweet maltiness- smoked meats, spciy rye malts, light campfire, smoked salmon- toasted malts turns to a drying fizzy finish and not much aftertaste. Decent smoked beer, but not outstanding- at leas t they didnt fuck it up with shitloads of amarillo.