toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Pours amber with a quickly deminishing haed. Aroma of smoke sourness. Not really sure what that means. flavors the same. Not a big fan bigbish (712) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
I wasn’t a fan of this beer when I tried it. It was my first smoked beer and it just reminded me of BBQ sauce. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2004
Lots of smoke! Honey, peanuts, roasted. Hazy brown-red body. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately salty finish. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: too salty/smokey to handle without smoked foods... pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
No sir, I donít like it. In all fairness I am very picky on my barley wine selection.
Smokey, Murkey, good with a cigar.
cellar beer for sure, this has been in the draft free basement (cellar) for a year. See ya next year #5000... Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Tap at Belmont Station.
A: Cloudy red color, creme color head.
N: Strawberry, molasses, toasted biscuit, smoke, and more smoke, BBQ sauce, hint of cider vinegar, wood, spruce, and caraway.
T: Sweet and smokey.
M: Medium body, no alcohol, prickly carbonation.
O: I really cannot get the comparison to KC Masterpiece out of my head. Thereís some otherwise good flavors here, but really, this should be used on ribs and thatís not something I particularly want to drink.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Beuatiful mahogany and black wlanut color and a good mouthfeel - not too thin, not overly viscous. But the aroma and serious liquid smoke flavor were too much for me. Iím not a fan of Scots ales to begin with, so ratcheting the smoke up a notch into this style probably wasnít a good choice for me. My first and last smoked beer unless someone can convince me otherwise ... Ernest (7661) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body
is murky dark orange-brown, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (dark bread, molasses), with a strong note of
smoke, light note of alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately
acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic,
lightly bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation,
moderately alcoholic. Quite sour and syrupy with a burning finish, and
Iím not a big fan of smoked stuff, so this one was rather disappointing
overall. jsquire (4424) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Iím one of the nay-sayers on this one. I remember not liking batch 4000 either. I have another bottle of this that I will cellar for a year or two, but for now, I just donít enjoy this beer. Deep red color with a thin tan head and a smell of greasy, smoked bacon. I like smoked beers, but not this one. Maybe its the smell, but it tastes greasy. It is cloyingly sweet like mixing your pancake syrup with smoked canadian bacon for breakfast. It would be better with food, I suppose, but I would take any other Bellís over having to drink another one of these. aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Smoke, burnt tobacco, smoke, roasted malt, smoke. This is a very good meat marinade but does nothing for me as a beer, just way over the top smoke. fonefan (48669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by Bobby91w ]. Unclear dark red amber color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, smoke - meat, modrate caramel, dark berry - raisin. Flavor is moderate to heavy plum - raisin sweet and moderate to heavy rubber - peat smoked bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Normal i like very much smoked beers but this was strange !