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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This collaboration Belgian beer is brewed with local Riverbend malt smoked in 12 Bones Smokehouseís smoker. The robust flavors of chocolate malt and Belgian yeast build upon the smokehouse flavor of the 12 Bones malt. We spent hours with the 12 Bones team to create this wonderfully complex and very special ale. Also, look for 12 Bones Smokehouse ďWicked Weed BBQ sauceĒ infused with our Freak DIPA.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Appearance: Deep amber-hued body, fair clarity, with a medium-small, ivory-hued head.

Smell: Lightly grainy, toasted malts. Sliver of caramel, chocolate. Heavy, cooked raisin note. Medium-light smoke component that is noted with a thoughtful nod but is not overbearing. Lightly phenolic Belgian yeast hints beneath it all.

Taste: Well-toasted grains wrapped in a little bit of caramel and chocolate. Subtle sweetness falls out quickly. Raisin dusted with ground coriander seed. An integrated smokiness followed by a nibble of pear. Earthy spiciness on the drying, lightly smoky finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Overall: While I would prefer a bit more sustained sweetness, it is fairly decent and nicely walks the line between its Belgian and smoke qualities.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2013
On tap at WW - thanks, Mike! Viscous burgundy pour, creamy medium head. Hardcore nose of rich choc, smoke, and tang (both from yeast additions and from the sauce). Definitely an interesting beer, with a body somewhere between a rich porter and an oud bruin, and a taste profile thatís not far off that either. Very distinctive, and very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3380) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Pours the color of barbecue sauce with a thin khaki head. Big smoky notes on the nose. Hides itís alcohol well. Another fantastically drinkable brew from Wicked Weed. Nice and meaty on the tongue with blends nicely with the smoke. Finishes clean. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kralmajales (25) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
A collaboration with President Obamas favorite BBQ place... A smokey dark Belgian ...cocoa hints ...smooth. Bacon flavor lying around

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Growler from my incredible mother-in-law. Pours a dark brown, nearly clear. Nose shows hickory smoke and meaty notes at first, but I acclimate to the beer, subtler flavors appear, including chocolate, bread, and a great Belgian yeast note that works really well with the beer. As with all smoked beers, it seems like a smoke bomb at first but turns into something quite lovely.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (860) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Tap. Amber with dissipating white head. Smells like smoky wet dog. Tastes smoked, too. Round mouth feel, tad watery on the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joet (2137) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Oh god. This is definitely perfection for barbecue. Lush wood smoke sits on top of Belgian yeast driven pome fruit esters -- largely apple, bits of pear. Lightly creamy, nothing of a binding or particulate nature to clog up your tongueís buds. Long lasting lightly tan head. Fine foam. Clear medium dark brown. Touches a deep hunger. Big enough not to sit as backseat to substantial smoke, acetic sauces and barbecue yet confident to hold its own drunk solo. Among the best smoked beers Iíve ever had. Truly American. Truly barbecue. Fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2734) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours near black. The aroma is of meaty smoke with hints at anise, light coffee and wood. I tried to recall if Iíve ever had a smoked Belgian ale before, canít think of anything. Itís pretty interesting. The banana and clove are prominent in the flavor with a constant meaty smoke in the background. I would have liked more smoked quality. The finish suggests cacao, grilled fruits and wooden bitterness.


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