Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 Pours a lacing tan head with a dark brown body. Aromas of smoke and roast. Flavors of roasted grain, b/c description says cherry, I want to say cherry flavor, but truth is it makes me think of cedar. Bacon leading into dark chocolate. Smoky. Finish is silky, bitter, leading to sticky lips.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Rauchbier style ale - takes some getting used to. Acquired taste. But I like it. Thanks for the Christmas gift.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, smoke, chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruits. Flavor of smoke, roasted malt, subtle chocolate, and earthiness.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Knoxville Brewers Jam-on tap-pours a rich brown head and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is ashy/peat-dark malt, northwest hops. Taste is ashy/peat-sweet dark malt, northwest hops. A bit big for me, but good.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 2009 Knoxville Brewers Jam. Pours black-brown with beige head. Aroma is strong roasted barley, some chocolate, some light smoke and caramel. The flavor is a nice beef jerky type smokiness, robust and tasty. A chocolate sweetness lies beneath it. I’m very happy with this.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Pours dark brown with a thick creamy light tan head. Aroma of peaches, wood, roast malt, honey and toffee. Taste is smoke, chocolate and toffee. Medium thin body with a lingering roast finish. Re-rate on the bottle. Has a thicker body, much creamier, lots of hops to go with it. A little too hoppy maybe for a smoked Porter, almost reminds me of Stone or Sierra products. Definitely better and probably even better with a few months of age on it. .... Another bottle, much less texture than what I am used to, kind of a murky watery flavor and texture.
Darugo (4) - USA - AUG 24, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this one at the Music City Brewers Festival. Stong ans tasty. Dark and malty. Sweet with a hop finish for balance.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2009
Source:Rerate from one of the new bottles, after the recipe change.
Appearance:Dark brown pour with a thick brown head.
Aroma:Roasted malt, meat, smoke and some cherry earthiness.
Flavor:Heavy roasted malt flavors, with a pronounced cherry smokiness.
Palate:Much fuller body than the original recipe, but not so much body that it graduates into the Imperial Stout category. Slightly lower carbonation than the original.
Overall:In the great context of things, this was pretty disappointing. It is great that we finally can get high alc Yazoo brews, but this needed more body. The first part was my original comments. I wanted to praise Linus and the gang for addressing the seemingly consistent opinon of the original beer, making the changes and churning out the BEST beer that has come from Yazoo. This beer excites the shit out of me, because it shows the tremendous potential of Yazoo on the National scene. They aren’t there yet, but this beer should make Nashville proud.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2010 Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewer’s Festival. Dark brown nearly black, red hints, tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate and a light sweet smokiness. The taste is the same big roastiness first, then chocolate, an astringent malt finish. Not really a smoked in that sense of the style but a fantastic porter, the cherry smoked malt gives it a touch of fruitiness. Re-rate. Bottle thanks to Butters. I never had much problem with the original draft version that many thought was thin. So that said, the differences to this beer don’t really make it a better or worse beer in my opinion. It is still a rock solid smoked porter. Dark brown-red, tan head. Smoky aroma, woody, cherry wood, smoky but not ashy or dry, chocolate and roasted malts. Nice bigger body, smooth and creamy. Taste is roasty, sweet chocolate, bitter cocoa, light smoke, cherry wood, lingering ashiness. Original rating 8:4:7:4:16
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Nashville’s Music City Brew Festival. Dark and rich. Nice smoke quality with not much else. Good smoke though.