hockeybeerguy (249) - Juneau, Alaska, 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.
ken1 (711) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A roasted smokey aroma. Flavor is also roasted and smokey with notes of coffee and chocolate. Color is very dark brown, almost black with a light brown head.
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ken1. Hazy very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and bonfire. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. Smooth and soft. 160813
rondphoto (1249) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque brown/black with a thick rim head surrounding a light cover, streaks of lace. Caramel and malt are dominant from the start, growing nicely in the palate, adding light bittering, alcohol, and just a wisp of smoke (I might not notice the smoke if I wasn’t looking for it). Simple, yet big, and vfery drinkable.
chawkfan (27) - 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 (1181) - 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 (1287) - 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 (3246) - 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 (7714) - 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 (562) - 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.