smroush (294) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2016 hopma (6) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Eccentric....definitely smoky, but not too smoky. Like the flavor a lot. Great with a sweet desert.
Aroma dominated by smoked beechwood flavors. Malt comes across as somewhat harsh and burnt. Hops aprovide a generalized bitterness.
Color is pure black; head is small to average and off-white.
Moderate sweetness and bitterness.
Body is medium; carbonation average; finish is long, bitter and smokey; al obols average.
Overall it’s not bad, but for my taste the smoke is just too dominate, resulting in a one-dimensional beer. mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Bailey’s, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a good mix of roast and light smoke. Flavour is quite smoky and ashy, with lots of campfire notes. For what it is, it’s well-done. But not a big fan of this. Smoke bomb. Decent. raphael (1286) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Smells like smoked pork, almost bacon, plus espresso & caraway (great breakfast.) flavors of smoked meat, borwn sugar & toffee. light on the palate. just so nice (especially in this dainty 4 oz glass.) somehow the smoked flavor & aroma are more rounded, are strong but don’t seem as sharp as smoked beer often is,
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Sample at Bell’s on 1/28/16. Pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt and ham. Malty flavor with sweet chocolate before a hammy finish. Ferris (16268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft - Smoke and dark roast. Jet black with a decent brown head. Tons of rich smoke and peat with some roast. Lots of smoke, not for the feint of heart.
JStax (7123) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour at the source. Pours a darker brown to black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has bacon, smoke, roast. The taste is really bacon forward. Smoother mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Really enjoyed this one. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pour on tap, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, molasses, slight smoke into a bit of earth, roasted malts, slight coffee. Taste is a mix of cocoa, roast, slight coffee bean into toasted bread, smoke, slight yeast, finishing bitter, dry. DiarmaidBHK (5649) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Sampler at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Nice smoke notes on the nose. A bit subdued on the tongue though still flavorful and well crafted. Finished clean. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Tap @ Bells: Completely black with a light-tan, leathery layer of film that build up on top. Aroma of liquid smoke, mild charcoal, a hint of smoked meat, woodsy campfire notes, & hint of charred cacao beans. Big smoke flavor up front with mild ash, campfire wood, roast, & charred malt. There’s a nice little hint of malt sweetness to peek through & give balance to the beer. Notes of charcoal & sweet smoke with a faint meatiness lingering into the somewhat dry finish. A nice smoked stout. KPD (59) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours midnight black, fine beady head. Aroma is dark malt with smoke in the back. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is dark malt with mild to moderate ish smoke, tending to mild. Fairly dry finish. Lingering malty mild smoke. If you like smoked beers this is an excellent beer.