GTAEgeek (2411) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Dark ruby brown, with a small, tan ring. The nose is delicate hickory smoke, molasses, cloves, and black bread. Sweet and wonderfully malty, with a touch of bitterness. Medium to heavy body, with a malty, sticky feel. This is a solid, lovely, very well balanced beer. Perfect smoke. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2016
[9/7/2016] On tap at Churchkey : Dark red body. Nose smoky. Taste of meats, and malts and cereal. Smooth texture. DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Dark brown with small lite tan head. A: big bacony smoke, roasted malt. T: roasted meat and roasted malt, some smoke; thinner than expected given depth of aroma. Ok. GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Thanks DCLawyer! Hazy brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, light smoke. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, light smoke. Medium body with a dry finish. Travlr (26070) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Clear brown color. Smouldering aroma. Taste is malty smoke. Really tasty.
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2016
On tap at the brewery October 2014. Pours a cloudy copper with thick frothy beige head. The aroma is spice, toasted grain, smoke. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, light finish, good. andrewje41 (4245) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Draft pour pint at Special Brews. Cool to find this one laying around. I would have expected to see this as a taproom exclusive. Lucky for me I have had a couple chances to see those beers. Pours a muddy brown color worth almost no head. I love that this style is disliked so much, yet I think they are great. Maybe they are misunderstood. Smokey, oak and malt aroma. Very cool flavor, with a toasty, slight smoke, paired with a modest amount of sweetness. Not offended on this one. Actually quite nice. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Draft at SB. Pours a murky dark brown with a scant white head. Sticky sweet bacony nose. Sticky thick body with minimal carb. Sweet bacon mid palate. Heavy and cloying. Such a rad reference for that name and label, though. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Chestnut colored, full bodied. This doppelbock has all the bready goodness I expect from the style with a not-as-subtle-as -advertised smoke aroma and flavor...which was awesome. Great new beer, I’d definitely get this often if I could." solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
A little heavy on the smoke, without much left over. Reddish orange pour and ok head and lacing here. Some light caramel. Tap at Black Squirrel.