GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - Herring Creek beer tasting
First, a HUGE thank you to my southern brother, bluesandbarbq, for sending me this wonderful brew. Yazoo was all over this one when they made it, and the proof is in the beer. The beer pour out a mahogany brown/blackish body with a beige 1/2" cap. Aroma is smoke, tar, a litte leather, rosted malts and charred fruit. Flavor steers more towards the roasted malts, than smokey malts, and it’s almost stout-like with the flavor. Woody, roasty, smokey, lightly figgy, light bitterness with bit of a twangy/alcoholic finish. Definitely blurs the lines in my mind between a smoked ale/porter/stout. Love when beers do that.
fluffy (1251) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this was a smoked beer? meh. definitely needs to be smokier than this. ive had better.
jkwalking05 (3392) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle. Black in color with a large beige head. Aroma is of smoked bacon which is one of the things in life that makes me salivate any time I smell it (this beer is no exception). My mouth waters very time I take a whiff. It’s sad...I know. The initial taste is like biting into a hunk of smoked honey ham...how in the hell!! (Crap! These folks have figured out my weakness!) the flavor fades to smoke, leather, and and roasted malts. This beer makes you think..."maybe my dream of liquid bacon really can come true!"...
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brownish black, and cashew colored head. The smell is bacon, smoked meats, smoke, roasted malts, ham, dust, and burnt. The taste is meat, malty, rich, smoke, ash, and bbq.
LiMuBai (147) - - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep rich dark brown. Smokey aroma with a deep tan head. Subtle smokey flavor with a hint of chocolate and a smooth finish.
knickskicks (606) - - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, wispy light brown head. Nose is big chocolate, burnt wood, some smoked lunch meats. Taste is chocolate, smoked malts, roastiness. Slightly bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel but pretty thin and watery.
Maarten1993 (168) - - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Dark. Nice amount of foam. Strong smoak taste. Alcohol is hardly noticable. A bit thin beer, not much depth.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by StFun ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, berry - cherries, smoke, tobacco, light peat. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, smoke, dry, wood. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. 
jhp40219 (236) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Pours black with a decent tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma of smoked meat, bready malt, cocoa and coffee. Taste is cocoa, smoked wood, hints of coffee and toasted white bread. Long but dry finish of roasty malts and cocoa with a nice earthy hop resin in the background. Like others have said the alcohol is well hidden. There is no alcohol taste or burn I’d expect with a 9%er. Full bodied, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Excellent beer here! Exemplary of the style! Yazoo is missing the boat, they’d do great on a national level.
gerbewa (195) - - NOV 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had 10 oz at mellow mushroom. Good aroma and really nice smoker flavor. Did not taste boozy for a 9% beer. Very good.
Lupulucid (185) - - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While billed as a smoky beer, Sue does not have the offensive over toasted malt of many similarly described beer. Malt is rich and balanced by hops. Higher gravity and toasted malt flavor add creaminess which is especially evident in the vigorous head. There is some modest complexity and a fairly long clean finish.