durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Highland Package in Birmingham. Bottled on date is... blank. Pours black with a think light tan head. Nose is smoky at first, with wood notes... but the beer opens up to show more complex chocolate and dark fruits. Lovely beer.
Poobah (294) - 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 (4980) - 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 (635) - 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 (2145) - 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 (1001) - 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 (95) - 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 (862) - 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 (3643) - 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 (6089) - 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 (2336) - 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.