arminjewell (8603) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some smoky, meaty notes into a bit of toasted bread, some grassy notes with some red fruits as well. Taste was a mix of caramel, toasted bread, some sugary notes into some smoky, campfire notes with a touch of bacon, some red fruit, with some earthy, grass notes, finishing slightly sweet.
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Lightly soured malts and bacon with smoke. Hazy copper with a decent white head. Light bacon and smoke with a bit of bitterness and a long smokey finish. Smoky and nice.
paintedmaple (534) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting take on a wheat beer,,,some smoke is discernible in the flavor as well as some other flavors not normally found this style. Rather thin body and watery mouth-feel detract from what otherwise is a decent beer.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Smokehouse 52, Chelsea. Murky medium-dark orange-brown body, thin cream head. Light toasty nose. Sweet body, with brown sugar and berries and a bitter, grassy finish. Modest smoke, mostly like sweetened, lightly tannic tea. Not bad.
umich03jm (2761) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample draft at the brewery. Pours a murky dark orange-brown color with a nice head that lingers a bit, leaves oily lacing. Aroma is dark bread and light smoke, interesting. Whoa, the smoke is way more present in the taste than the aroma. It’s more like a pepper smoke than a roasty smoke, very spicy in the finish. Slight sweetness helps to balance the smoke out. Unique beer and I enjoyed it a lot. Note: Listed as 7.3% on the board here.
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some sweet grains with a bit of roast and a backing smoke. Flavor is light with roast and light smoke with a bit of light fruit in the finish. A bit odd.