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 brewery’s 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 didn’t 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.
ADesenberg (626) - 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 didn’t overdo the smoke flavor, it’s very well balanced in with a nice nutty and sweet amber beer. This is very nice and I’m sure it would be wonderful with a big grilled burger. Awesome job!
bierenjoyer1 (58) - 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 (2358) - 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 that’s not a bad thing in my book. Would indeed be good with some bbq.
arventresca (564) - 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 (5190) - 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. It’s pretty tasty, but the smoke is more of a bit player than is a featured one.
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - 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. There’s a little smokiness on the tongue but it’s bland otherwise. Eh!
jcnielsen (2190) - 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.
Lubiere (10164) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lightly hazed amber ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet nutty malt with light grassy hops, OK. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with light peated notes, grassy hops, not bad.
NachlamSie (2784) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint at the brewery. Pours hazy amber. I could use more smoke in the aroma, but the fruity cherry smoke that is present is very nice. Malts are very biscuity which plays well with the smoke. There are even hints at coffee in the finish. Sessionable and enjoyable, just needs more smoke.
emacgee (4054) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean amber brown pour with a thin white head. Rich smoky/meaty nose with a light grainy sweetness. Smoky and malty notes in the flavor. Lightly sweet on the finish. Very nice.