jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013-04-12. Lightly hazy brown body with a small tan head. Smokey iodine in the aroma, dominates over sweeter malt in the base. 5+ Flavour is similar - smokey iodine ruins a lovely sweet malt core. Light bitterness, the malt grows as it goes but it still finishes dry and smokey. Fruity malt comes out a bit as it warms up, the dubbel aspects are nice. Smooth average plus to medium bodied Palate is pretty nice. 3++ Pretty interesting but ultimately the smoke is very much not for me. Bottle shared by
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of blankboy. Deep amber-brown pour. The aroma is rich and smoky. Nice beechwood character with a touch of spice and smoke. A little bit of fruitiness behind the smoke along with some light clove. A bit of peat and a lot of fruit with a nice peppery character. Tasty and pretty lovely.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Slightly hazy deep ruby-amber, average lasting tan frothy head. Aroma is fruity and smokey. Taste is quite Islay - fruit in the background, some bitterness. Light body, astringent, quick finishing. Lovely
Reynolds314 (2332) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oddly boring smoked beer. Kinda meaty and nutty with medium sweetness. Im not sure what there is to like or dislike with this. Boring which is strange for a smoked beer.
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just a smoky brown ale, very smokey and not much else, ok but very onedimensional
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, dirty, moderate frothy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Smoked malt nose, slightly meaty, but also a bit of band-aid.   Smooth on the tongue, smidgen of smoked meat, but overall its a lot of that band-aid like plastic like so many other American examples.   Needs to be smokier with more meaty attributes.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Plasticy finish.   Luckily it isn’t too strong, but it does give off that medicinal band-aid like flavor.
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Nose has some strong smokey notes to it with just a hint of sweetness underneath. Taste is very slightly sweet, but has some bitter smokiness to it.
Sammy (8659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 A very drinkable smoked beer, with complexity. I think having for 1.5 years helped (note on bottle said 5 year shelf life).
Moderate smoke aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Lasting small head.
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked cherry raisin chocolate malts throughout. Don’t think smokeed ales are anyone’s go to beer but this was interesting. I drank it all myself with a half rack of ribs. Probably not a better way to drink it food wise.
atlrizzob (157) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep amber. Smell is smoky with a note of applejuice. Taste is smoke with a malty ash aftertaste. 2.8 mainly because the unique style, but kind of unpleasant to drink, more so than the other smoked beer I have tasted. Probably just didn’t suit my taste.