Bulk_Carrier (4536) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a ruddy golden orange sort of muddy color. Thin white foamy head. Moderate lace.
The aroma had some smoke, apples, soft caramel malts and then some breadiness.
The flavor had a sweet smokiness to it, really nice blend. Malts are clean and full with a nice smooth aftertaste rolling into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. Smooth smoky silkiness clings appropriately to the ABV and feels very well done along my tongue.
Overall, holy cow, what a damn good smoked beer. I never would have thought! Wish I could get this on a daily basis.
riversideAK (6256) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of moderate salty smoke, caramel apples, some soft sweetness. Pleasant moderate aroma. Pours golden orange nice clarity with a thin head. The flavor starts with a medium salty smoke, moves through some caramel apple, light toast, and more moderate salty smoke. Clean finish. Medium carbonation, good balance. Good stuff.