leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark brown with small off white head. Smokey peaty cheesy aroma. Flavor is smoke and candied sugars, finish is slightly alcoholy. Overall a good smoked beer.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of a sampler tray at the brewery. Poured a dark brown with a light tan head and minimal lacing. Smelled of smoked malt, with chocolate, peat, and maybe even a bit of smoked salmon. Flavor was brown sugar, smoked malts, peat and a little bit of sweetness. Very easy drinking for a smoked style beer, smooth on the palate and warming in the belly.
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. Aroma is peaty, smoky, with mild sweetness and some anise notes. Nicely aromatic. Mildly hazy amber-ruby body with an off-yellow head. Peated, barnyard, smoky start. Some burnt popcorn flavors follow. This has a real smooth body. Finishes with a bit of a dryness and nice bitter hoppiness. This is really tasty stuff.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Alibi Room. Pours copper in color with a fleeting off-white head. Smells of SMOKE. Smells like an ashtray doused in peat. Very robust. Faint caramel is present on the mid palate. Nice.
noeldundas (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Alibi Room in Vancouver. Nearly no head - but what it has it keeps. Soft nose of peat and some mild fruit and strong clean malt. Body is round, smooth and refreshing. Lightly smoked, and well balanced. Finish is a fruity malty sweetness, not cloying at all though. Very enjoyable and pleased all my companions too!
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the brewery. pours a clear copper witha small beige head. notes of leather, tobacco. boat load of peat. wow. would like a cigar right now. overwealming, very pungent peat. light smoke. neat beer. unique.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peat smoke is strong in the nose with a pleasant smooth underlying sweet malt character. Clear brown body is topped by a low off white head that recedes to a partial cover and ring with some lace. Peat smoke is strong and up front with plenty of roasted notes and even a flavour I perceived as iodine. Bitterness is quite pronounced but sweetness comes out especially in the aftertaste. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Actually quite quaffable if you don’t mind the smoke (and I quite like it). On tap at Alibi Room.
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark copper with a nice beige head and a smoky aroma. Tastes like a rauchbier. There is a lot of smoke and some hop bitterness.
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught.. Dark red amber with medium head. some was poured off to make an honest pint. Smoky aroma with a fruity note. Very peaty flavour, put me in mind of a very old Scotch whisky I’d once had, without the alcohol. Lasting peaty finish.
blackbear (9) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2010 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean pour, aroma is strong. Although smooth, the hyper phenolic qualities separate this beer from being anywhere in the tasty realm. Many friends have backed off of it hoping for something to kill the aftertaste.