b3shine (3471) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber to tulip (shared by Brigadier). Looks good; a cloudy dark cola with ample fluffy light beige head. Smells of dark malt and smoke with metallic notes. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color, light brown head. Loads of smoke, bitter roasts, molasses, tar, dry and ashy.
BroSpud (1513) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. On the thin side but somewhat tasty. Subtle smoke flavors with hints of vanilla and coffee. OK, not great.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is smoke, dates, prunes, plums, earthy hops and roast, chocolate malt. Flavor is dark malt and tart dark fruits, smoke, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of smoked meat, jerky, mild molasses, but also watery. Taste is too mild. Again, watery, faint chocolate or malt sweetness. Peculiar, chemically aftertaste is the worst part of the beer.
AirForceHops (2338) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Village Market, Hampton Falls. Deep brown color in my pint glass. Very thin beige head that left light lace. Smoke on the nose for sure! Flavors of coca powder, chocolate, mild traces of toffee and smoke throughout the sip. Mild lingering smoke after the sip. Soft level of carbonation with a Medium body. I have to admit, smoked is NOT something I drink often. Not a style I normally enjoy. But Throwback has one here that I can share with a friend and not be put off.
StefanSD (1919) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from secret santa. Thanks. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a medium khaki head that has fair retention. The nose is mildly smoky with, old campfire ashes, molasses, dates and burnt toast. The taste is that of a porter first and a smoked ale second; roasty porter flavors of blackened barley dominate this one, followed by what I guess are cascade type hops which provide a nice bitterness. The smoke fills in the sides and back. The palate is full, creamy and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes long, dry and slightly acidic. Overall: Very nice take on the smoked ale.
Tmoney99 (9573) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with an average light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate smoke and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt andf smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex beer.
brokensail (9096) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in color with a thin tan head. Not surprisingly, quite smokey. There’s a hint of vanilla and toffee to it, plenty of roasted malt, too. A mild fish food note to the aroma as well. The flavor is smokey, but despite the name, not really over the top. The malt flavors are allowed to come through and give some roast, coffee, chocolate, and toffee characteristics to the beer. It is a little watery in all aspects, however, and the fish food aroma is a bit much for me.
queenholly (2407) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Initially smoked meat and an underlying rotted type aroma, but as it warmed, chocolate, dark fruits, and vanilla become apparent, and the rotted aroma disappeared. Black brown with a small tan head. Fruity smoked meat, chocolate malt, dark fruit, and light acidic flavor. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice smooth smoky flavor without the bitter acrid flavor that sometimes comes with smoke. Nicely done.