hockeybeerguy (212) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a dark brown and has a foamy off white one inch head in a regular pint glass. It slowly concaves into the body leaving some clingy filmy lacing. The smell is smoky and roasty with a bit of tobacco, and is slightly malty underneath. The taste is sweet, smoky and roasty through the grains and malts, however some bitterness through light coffee grounds comes in to balance as the beer warms. The palate is light with nothing harsh on the tongue. There is a dry aftertaste and a smooth finish. Overall, I like this one, but haven’t had too many "smoked beers" to compare. I would come back to it.
chawkfan (26) - USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice ale. Although a smoked beer, the smokiness need not come out. Still a nice brown ale.
VT (796) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
660 ml bottle shared with czar, minderbinder and friends. Pours a dark brown, almost black-reddish, with a short lasting beige head. Smell is smoke. Taste is molasses,sweet, salty, woody. Finish is tons of smoke, like biting into a log after a campfire. Medium to strong body, sweet, creamy mouthfeel. Weak carbonation. Super solid smoke.
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near-black with low beige head. Aroma is of smoke, malt. Taste is of smoke, malt, sweetness, cream-like. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Pretty good.
czar (2232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared with friends. hazy very dark brown with a nice beige head, some retention and lacing. tons of dark roasted malts, smoked malts, light acidity, umami, mushrooms, brown sugar. smoky on the bacon side without it being overdone or overbacony. average carbonation, medium body, some sweetness, nice grassy-resinous finish. rich and tasty brew.
Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Winooski. Could be the best WB I have had. Significant smoke and not overpowering, with great malt base. It works. Very Good drinkability.
davey101 (495) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber into a pint glass, January 2012, Batch One, Bottle Count 1152.
A - Dark brown/black body that lets no light through. Silky one ginger high light mocha head. Great lacing and retention.
S - Subtle smoked malts, dark fruits, chocolate, cigarette ash.
T - Smokey malts and a layer of chocolate and nutty flavors. Finishes ashy with an acrid red wine like flavor. Mouth feel is smooth and medium bodied.
O - Sub-par beer. This beer is more ashy than smokey with an oddly harsh aftertaste.Its drinkable, but not very tasty.
GRM (2491) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample, from a bottle, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 8 2012; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, no head; nose: dark chocolate, roasted barley, light black coffee"; mouth: dark chocolate, roasted barley, slight burnt barley, light dark coffee, slight hops, finale in coffee with presence of dark chocolate, medium body, average carbonation, light acridness, slightly bitter, a bit thin; overall: correct
Échantillon, en fût, Mondial de la Bière, savourée le 8 juin 2012; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : chocolat noir, orge torréfiée, léger café noir; bouche :chocolat noir, orge torréfiée, très léger orge brûlée, léger café noir, très léger houblon, finale en café noir avec présence de chocolat noir, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légère âcreté, très légèrement amère, un peu mince; en résumé : correct
Pawola22 (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Downeast Beverage Co in Portland, ME. Bottled in January 2012, Batch One, Bottle Count of 1152. Pours a deep brown colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing. Aroma is really nice. Big smoked malt presence with a light roast mixed in that is nicely balanced with a pleasant caramel sweetness. Some woody ash, touches of chocolate, and a light nuttiness. Flavor is solid as well. More caramel up front with a nice sweetness before a good amount of smoke comes in, but this stays somewhat sweet in the middle from a light nuttiness. Lots of ashy wood comes in with a light roast to really take over, yet balance the malts extremely well. Touches of chocolate and a light nutty caramel as this finishes smokey, ashy, somewhat woody and earthy, and moderately bitter before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Smooth, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, I was a big fan of this one. Lots of smoke, dry ashy wood, and some roasts all balanced really well with a nice nutty caramel and light chocolate malt backing. Highly enjoyable beer.
Radek Kliber (5912) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma tasty, smoky, slight acidic hints in aroma. Soma alcohol is shown. Late dry hop , leafy accents..
Appearance pours neat mahogany brown. Clear hint of ruby with light beige top. Some lace is shown.3+
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. frontal is spicy, woody character. Not most refined. Thinner finish. Notes of charcoal and licorice. Low vcarbonation.