JorgeLee (711) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Lovely deep reddish chestnut character, thin white head. Nice hoppy aroma, main character that of the creamy malt hop interplay of these red/amber malt IPAs. The finish becomes more bitter, dry, pine. The smoke is very restrained, less of the rauchbier and more of a vague sensation of something slightly smokey in the background. Flavoursome and drinkable.
Dashimus (158) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours chestnut brown, unfiltered with a thin off white head. Aroma is smokey, but quite faint, malt, fruits, mango and grapefruit. Flavour is moderately bitter and sweet.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, smoke, moderate to heavy hoppy, hops, fruity hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration, hoppy, caramel, spicy, smoked, peppery, spicy hops, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
zimbo (328) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super huge mangolia head which stays and stay leavy sticky drifts all over the inner glass. Nice reddy brown slight slight haze colour. Appetising medicinal TCP nose. Lovely clinging radiating rye grip, dark chocolate, earth with a slight spritz end. Balance and complexity. Smokey too.
Sure works for me.
Two thumbs up.
shoulderbroken (1144) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Islington. Dark brown colour, creamy beige head. Aroma is smoke, meat, bit of creaminess. Taste is bacon, smoke and citrus in the background. Bit unusual and not sure how successful it is, but definitely interesting. Quite easy to drink.
Essex (46) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hot Box is an "Indian Smoked Ale", which basically has been defined by the brewers as an American IPA with smoked malts used to create a new style and flavour, to give the beer a great level of hoppiness as well as a nice smoked flavour akin to a Rauchbier.
Poured from a 330ml bottle into an Orval goblet glass.
Pours a mid-dark brown colour with a short lived white head. Clearly unfiltered, and it looks good.
Smells faint to me, but fairly smokey and hoppy.
Tastes like heaven in a glass. Very hoppy like an IPA but with an amazing malt presence that balances the whole thing out, and to top it all off it has smoke flavours too. Itís like some sort of crazy but awesome hoppy cigar. The smoke isnít too overpowering though, none of it is. Itís just all perfectly balanced.
Overall this beer is brilliant. Itís so drinkable yet tasty at the same time. I love it and I wish I had more.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP with Essex Jim, 01/01/13.
Pours dark dark amber/chestnut brown with a thin off white head that assumes a frothy bubbleness clinging to the outer circle.
Nose carries juicy hops, pine, mango, light grapefruit, subtle background rausch.
Taste comprises hops, pine, grapefruit, mango, caramel malts, mineral tones, great blend of smoke, enough to be noticed, enough to remain a well balanced hoppy IPA.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hoppy bitter finish with a touch of smoke.
Great stuff, the Tiny Rebel folks never seem to produce a dud !
Bis meine StraŖe !
cgarvieuk (10933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... dark brown/black ... thin tan head ... soft sweet berry fruits ... soft toffee nose ... light fizz ... dry roast ... soft smoke .. dark malts ... soft berry
olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.BBE 06/2013.
Pours dark hazy red color with a large thick head. Aroma of mild fruits, some malts, yeast, mild smoke, mild nutty notes and hay. Flavor of malts, caramel, mild fruits and some hops, faint smoky ham also. Mild bitter palate.
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a thick white head. Aroma of smoked wood, berries and roasted malts. Flavour of roasted malts, smoked wood, perfume, sweet berries and ash. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, malty, slightly bitter finish. A bit weird.