dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the breweryís taproom. I am just starting to really be into smoked beers. I used to think it was weird to taste smoke, now I love it. This beer has a perfect balance between the base beer and the smoke aspect. Not too smokey, just right. I didnít get a whole lot of smoke in the smell but the smoke sort of builds on the palate as you slowly kill the pint. I really enjoyed this beer.
HourGlass13 (150) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is fairly smokey, but not overpowering. Taste is light and clean, with a hint of that nuttiness coming through along with the smoke. A very good smoked beer.
DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are super duper smokey, bacon, awesome
ben4321 (4260) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Ri Ra, Charlotte, 12/2/14
Aroma: It has a clean smokey malt aroma, some peat, caramel, and earthy hop
Appearance: Caramel-red color in the glass with a sheet of beige head and heavy lacing
Flavor: Has a balanced flavor with light smoke, light sweetness, and a light earthy bitterness
Palate: It is medium bodied, with a very smooth and clean feel, and a soft carbonation
I was actually pretty impressed by this. It has a good balance to it. The smoke is present, but not overly so.
ADesenberg (662) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: This is very nice...they didnít overdo the smoke flavor, itís very well balanced in with a nice nutty and sweet amber beer. This is very nice and Iím sure it would be wonderful with a big grilled burger. Awesome job!
bierenjoyer1 (64) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of an amber with a deep copper color with a medium off white foam. The taste is a heavier amber type beer with a hint of smoke toward the back of the taste. The palate is a amber aftertaste with maybe a bit of smoke, overall a nice beer.
jbruner (2569) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beer Camp Across America southeast. Solid amber, light on the smoke but thatís not a bad thing in my book. Would indeed be good with some bbq.
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Nice coloring and aroma. Average taste. Not able to pick up smoke hint. .
Suttree (5293) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Hickory Hops 2014. Clear orange-ish red, with a ring of foam. Smells sweet carame, with a bit of smoke in the background. Itís pretty tasty, but the smoke is more of a bit player than is a featured one.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Daft at revolution ale. Pours kind of an amber brown. Definitely get smoked meaty notes on the nose. Thereís a little smokiness on the tongue but itís bland otherwise. Eh!
jcnielsen (2335) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Block and Grinder in Charlotte. Pours an amber color with white head. Light smoke, caramel, toast aromas. Smoke, meat, caramel, bread flavors. Not bad.