merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a deep brown and opaque body with a two finger tan head. Good retention and patchy lacing. Aroma of campfire smoke, roasted coffee beans, and dark chocolate. Creamy carbonation supports a slightly fuller than medium body. Taste has elements of smoked meats, almost like good barbecue, earthy hops, campfire smoke, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee. Reminds me of the smoked beers from Bamberg. Best Tennessee beer I’ve ever tasted by a longshot.
Karsa_Orlong (4) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Median level smoke character, not overpowering the chocolate malt. Medium dry with perhaps a little ashy black malt and light hop bitter in the finish that sticks around. Not noticeably warm for 9%
bluejacket74 (1428) - 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 (295) - 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 (5057) - 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 (666) - 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 (2270) - 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 (1031) - 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 (121) - 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 (938) - 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 (3714) - 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.