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.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beer Study. Slightly hazy amber, thin creamy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of smoke, nuts, caramel. The taste is caramel, smoke, nuts. Thin-medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering smoke. 100th smoked beer!
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours reddish amber. Nose/taste of smoke, smoked red fruit and smoked malt. Medium body.
Ferris (6594) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft - Sweet bacon like smoke with caramel. Cloudy copper with almost no head. Smoke, vegetal notes, caramel and a dry finish.
HourGlass13 (183) - 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 (3534) - 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 (4383) - 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.
GnarlyGnome (713) - Fairfield, 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 (69) - 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 (2732) - 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 (567) - 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. .