GG (2326) - 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.
Poobah (292) - 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 (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (634) - 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 (2128) - 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 (1000) - Vermont, 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 (94) - 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 (851) - 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 (3624) - McLean, 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 (6077) - 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!
stevoj (2319) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Toby. Tennessee , check! Nice American version of the German rauch style. Dark and smoky, like sitting around a campfire.