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 (1853) - 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 (1797) - 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 (8792) - 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.
womencantsail (6906) - Garbage Grove, 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 (1857) - 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.
MaBeer1972 (1131) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Bert’s in Hooksett. Pours out a jet black color with a medium tan head. The aroma! Oh, the aroma is fantastic. Unique in character. I don’t know if applewood makes the smoke smell like apples, but it does! Flavor is very smooth. Lots of smoke, but nicely balanced by a variety of chocolate and toffee malts. Just enough hop balance to keep everything in check. Lingering smoky finish. Very fresh tasting and well made. I am really quite impressed by the stuff from this brewery so far.
Peacehammer (483) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
distinct smoke aroma. Very black just a little head. A very roasted tone on the flavor. Light medium mouthfeel. Some smokiness in a firewood sort of way. Not great or terrible
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber: Pours a cloudy ruby with a medium tan head, aroma has smoke, cherries, and rich malts, starts and ends lightly bitter with a smoky ending, medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel.
jimhilt (2275) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a five+ finger brown head that fades very slowly to thin layer leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Smoky coffee nose, flavor is similar smoky roasted coffee with hints of caramel. $9.95 for a 22oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.