bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a very dark brown color with about an inch and a half tan head that stayed around a very long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like smoked malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. It tastes like smoked malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. The 9% ABV is well hidden. I thought this was a good brew, if you’re into smoked beers then you should probably give this one a try! $5.99 a bottle.
Poobah (381) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a medium, tan head and a malty sweet, coffee, smoky nose. Medium carbonation with a smooth, pleasant mouthfeel and a coffee and chicory, smoky, dark chocolate, slightly warming, dry finish.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is smoky. Some Cocoa and chocolate. Rich roasted nut. Taste of smoked chocolate and ham. Coffee. Not bad.
fiveacestx (930) - Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber - dark pour (obviously) with a light cream head. Has a light smoke aroma and the flavor of a smoked beef stick or jerky. Medium creamy body and finish.
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprisingly smoky aroma overpowers everything else.
This carries over to the flavor which is as smoky as a rauchbier.
O: too smokey for my taste.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To oversized snifter, it pours a mahogany-tinted murky light brown with which an off-white sudsy sienna head half a finger in length stood. Aromas of pine cones, cocoa nibs, smoke/ash, graham root, pecans, topsoil, spent grain, almond butter, and London yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of caramel malt, white chocolate, tar, and shiitake mushrooms.
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle nice dark coca cola color with a lacey white head. Aromas are sweet and bread with a nice mouth feel. Not overly bitter with a slightly smoky aftertaste.
WillRunForBeer (2341) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at my place. Pours coca cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, smoke. Flavor follows. Caramel, chocolate, licorice, smoke.
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Beer Heads MeetUp bottle share event in October 2014. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Flavors of licorice and a touch of smoke. Bitter roast finish.
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"aroma heavy on the smoke, with chocolate and roasted malt coming out too. started nice and got better. dark brown-near black, with a chocolate colored head. body is awesome - robust and super smooth. they call it a malt bomb at 93 ibus and somehow it manages to be. milk chocolate and smoke flavor. i can’t inagine how awesome this would be with ribs. lasting finish too. super well done and my new favorite TN beer! thanks Lou!