TheHOFF43 (1439) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black, nice smoky aroma. Some chocolate, lots of smoke on the tongue. Taste like summer campfires. Really pretty good. I like smoked beers.
RABinVA (995) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Picked it up from the grocery store the other day but I think it says itís a 2011 bottle? Pours a deep brown with a persistent pillow of light tan head. Aroma is woody, sweet, lightly smoky, a bit of vanilla, and spice. Taste is sweet smoke, vanilla, a dry wood finish. The taste really lasts. Nice and warming.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark brown pour with a thick mocha head. Nose is of smoke and coffee. Taste is smoked malt with a rich roasty awesomeness. Body is silky. Finish is good smoke that doesnít overpower. Very solid beer.
BMMillsy (974) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade, can't read date. Pours dark opaque brown with a tall dark kahki brown head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, booze, and lots of toasty roasty malt. Big smoke flavor and roasted malts dominate. A but of coffee in the background and not too much bitterness. Blows Stone's versin out if the water. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Goes down easy but certainly not a light beer. Pretty good.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from trade with Jzzbasman. Thanks Monte. Pours a dark brown-blackish color with a small beige head that has good retention. The aroma is big and bold with a smoked aroma that conjures up memories of smoked sausage and smoked brisket. The flavor is more of the same, lots of smoky goodness with smoked meats, some plums, cola, a bit of burnt toast and very bitter roasted walnuts. The palate is full and silky smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and bitter-smokey with a bit of acidity. Overall: Iíve waited a long time to try this and it did not disappoint me. This is definitely a smoked beer for smoke lovers, all other beware.
boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks to AlexFields for this bonus beer)... Poured dark black with a easy forming, khaki head. Nose had some smoke on it. This really hit you with smoke with a nice cocoa and coffee undertone for dimension. Low roast on the malt which rally allowed the smoke to shine like a campfire. If you like smoky beers this will hit the spot. Stay away if you donít care for them.
madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours deep cola with a bubbly tan head. Nose is dry campfire smoke, tobacco, and some dark sweet malt. Taste is about the same, with dry smoke, a bit of bold malt, and some sticky sweetness. A little watery in the mouth.
Dfonorow (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is viscous and dark with a thin tan head. Aroma is of burnt malts, light cigar smoke, chocolate, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is heavy on the smoke with a finish of sweet malts and booze. Notes of vanilla, dry earth.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Taco Mamacita. Brownish-black pour with a medium thin tan head that dissipates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt and chocolate. Medium to full body with a mildly smoky character and flavors of roasted coffee, malt and a bit of dark fruit. The finish is charred malt and coffee. Above average, one of the better Yazoo beers I have tried.
HighWizard (2) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Great looking dark beer with tan head. Sweet smoked smell. Good balanced flavor with little bitterness bite at end. Not near as heavy as it looks.