dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Another super solid beer by Alesmith. Not too much smoke on the nose or in the taste, just a hint. Maple comes through nicely. Pours dark red small beige head fades. Palate is thick and chewy. A really great brew. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Appearance: Pours magogany with some with a thin tan ring atop. Within the dense damp body are tan yeast floaties. I did get the bottom 1/3.tgncc (3136) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Aroma: Alcohol,wood,campfire Brown sugar.
Taste: Dark booze, burnt toast, wood, bitter hops, finishes bittersweet.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Modest carbonation.
Overall: This beer has a lot of promise. I can base that on the fact that I enjoy everything AleSmith pumps out. With that being said, this beer was hot, so hot that it over powered the beer for me. I will revisit it in a year, where it should be hitting perfectly.
Via trade with 48FanInCali. The aroma is chocolate, caramel, smoke, fruit, bread. The smoke is fairly subtle. Very sweet. The appearance is hazy red/brown, off-white head. The flavor is like the aroma, sweet upfront, smoke, fruity. The finish is smoky, salty, sweet caramel, pine. Medium/thick in body. Nice. Thanks, Austin. DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Would like a bit more smoke, but that’s my only complaint. A fantastic beer with a lot of malt complexity. alexsdad06 (10583) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2012
750 ml bottle shared with the local group. Pours a hazy dark amber/copper color with a medium sized, but rapidly diminishing bubbly beige head. The aroma is caramel malt, maple syrup and noticeable, but well integrated smoke. The flavor is pretty much as advertised; caramel, maple and smoke. The smoke is more meaty than peaty. This also has some woody notes that lead to mild bitterness at the finish. The alcohol seems to be well hidden, but with warming the burn slowly becomes more noticeable. Overall, I enjoyed this one and will probably revisit this with some age.
Tmoney99 (14752) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark copper brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark chocolate toasted malt, smoke, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Consumed on the back deck, while watching the girlfriend cut my (massive) back lawn. Sometimes this leg injury has its benefits (heh heh heh). Pours murky/hazy bronze, with a garnet hue. Moderate to thick pale tan head, great lacing. Nose is smoky, with maple, pecans, clean barley sugar, puffed wheat, and rich toffee. Flavours of toffee, maple, gentle smoke, caramel corn, a bit brandyish, with a touch of fruit towards the finish. A touch hot, but delicious. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Bottle... Poured brownish, mahogany with a thin, khaki head. Nose of maple, smoke, dark cereal grains, and oak. Nice alcohol character that acted like whiskey with the maple countering it. Hints of light smoke, charred grains, dark fruits, wood, toffee burnt sugars and a flavorful finish. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber/copper, with and off white head. Aroma is malt, maple, fruit, and a little smoke. Flavor is maple syrup, malt, smoke, alcohol, and hops. Medium to heavy body. bb (9657) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Amber-bronze beer with a tan head. Smoke and malt aroma. Maple and smoke flavor with brown sugar and toffee. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and smoke lingers with maple and brown sugar.