sonnycheeba (3586) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Yazoo bar in Nashville airport. Pours cola brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and lightly roasted malts, light smoke, faint black cherries, fig, and faint vanilla. Flavor is roast malts, chocolate, faint ash, smoke, light earthy bitterness, and faint pork; smooth with a chocolate bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (2180) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Nashville Airport. Pours dark brown with a fizzy, bubbly tan head. Smells like smoke and ash, sweet hickory and roasted malt. Flavor is a nice smooth balance of sweet smoke and roasted malt, light chocolate, toast, and a hint of bitter coffee. Light body and low carbonation.
Clownoisseur (222) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BNA. A flight delay put me in need of a beer and the Yazoo Brewing station was a glorious sight! The pour was a fairly dark brown, copper hues and a thin tan head. Minimal lacing. Aromas of bold smoke, almond, sweet malt and a nice bouquet of floral hops. Taste is smoked with a nice glaze of barley, light tobacco and wood. Nicely balanced and just the assertiveness I wanted. A nice and crisp bitter finish is rounded out by more smoked wood.
Stuu666 (2795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Quite dry, light smoke, chocolate, liquorice, bitter.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from East End Liquors, Knoxville. Dirt cheap too. I think this was $4.99. Not factoring that into the score, but it’s a great price for a very nice beer if you can get this regularly. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of smoke, citrus, roasted malts. The taste is smoke, chocolate, roast, citrus hops, mild nuttiness. Thin-medium bodied, good balance, lingering roast and smoke. Nice beer.
crajun (974) - , Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from trade with springslicker. I have kind of given up on smoke beers after being mostly disappointed by them. But not this one. Perfect balance of smoke in aroma. Not overpowering. Some ash and wood with smoke. Taste is an underlying brown/porter with slight smoke and acidity. Better as it warms. Thanks jay glad I got to try this long time want
BenH (2386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Smokey aroma, some fruity licorice. Taste is very smokey, caramel and toffee. Little sticky and bitter.
cgarvieuk (14658) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ,,, thin tan lacing ... soft funky malt ... light smoke nose ,,, dark swet roast .. dark meaty smoke malt .. light fruits ... light fruits ...
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: Tar, dark chocolate, a bit of licorice - coffee, slight sherry.
Ap: Black center with brown edges, opaque - very small tan head with no retention, leaves just a thin ring and slight web.
T: Coffee and char up front, lightly sweet - mild smoke and warm, clean alcohol - beachwood smoke, dark cocoa - medium-low bitterness, slightly herbal and earthy - burnt caramel and toffee - touches of sherry oxidation.
P: Medium-full body with medium carbonation, very smooth and creamy - finish is medium-dry.
O: Delicious imperial smoked porter - the age has really melded the flavors and the oxidation is just right - still a fair amount of smoke, and it blends beautifully with the coffee, chocolate, char, and caramel flavors - the mouthfeel is wonderful, too.
WVHouseofBeer (831) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with a decent sized tan head that left a little lacing. Aromas weren’t as prevalent as I thought they’d be but consisted of smoked meat and roasted malt. Flavors were more of the same along with some dark fruit--mostly cherry. Nice lasting bitterness with a medium body. A good beer with no flaws to speak of.