NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house. Thanks Baker! Dark brown orange appearance with a decent tan head. Somewhat meaty smoky, caramel, nice sweet malty aroma. Dark caramel malty, meaty moderately smoky, rich malty flavor. I like it!
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dirty amber pour with a smaller off-whte head. Nose of tea and malt. Medium palate. Taste is tea, dark fruit, and maybe a hint of smokiness. Decent.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a chestnut/dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is slightly roast with light coffee and mild smokiness. Flavor is roasty with mild nuttiness and subtle but noticeable smoke...tasty. mouthfeel is medium and silky with a roasty finish that has smoke and faint coffee.
DrSilverworm (4732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Thin khaki head, fading to minimal. Little head. Clear mahagony color. Shared with Andrew over spring break, who asked, "Is there bacon in this?" Nice, rich smoky malt aroma. Some savory, salty taste. Lighter, crisp carbonation, drier, smooth texture. Decent smoked ale, but not worth the $3.50 I paid for it at the Sarasota Whole Foods.
IndianaRed (2154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear mahogany color. Plenty of smoke in the aroma. Thin crisp astringent and smokey flavor. Feels highly attenuated. Quick finish.
TheHopster (723) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle). Caramel color Mild, malty with slight smokiness. Smooth palate.
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obguthr (3384) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tree bark smell, and perhaps some gym socks, but the cleanliness of the glass is questionable. Dark tea colored, thin yellow head. Fig and dried leaves flavor, but dry. Faint smoke and rancid meat finish. Alcohol well concealed, velvety mouthfeel, medium body. Smoke was tastefully done, but the base beer wasn’t remarkable.
JonR (40) - - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not smoky on the nose, but very malty. Initial taste hits you as quite smoky. Not sure if I could drink a full case, but is tasty, unique flavor. Smoke dissapates as you work more into it. not too heavy though
nittanytide (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark brown, with a foamy white head. Aroma is biscuit with a hint of cinnamon. Taste is rye bread with a touch of caramel sweetness. Dry finish that lingered.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and smoky with caramel notes, malt, hints of fruit and smoked malt. Taste is smoked wood, toasted malt, caramel, fruit notes and faint hops. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more smoked malt, toasted malt, burnt wood, caramel and fruit notes.