islay (2734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2015
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-2-15. Pours a very dark amber to medium brown with a moderate amount of pleasing taupe head. Quite hazy liquid. Looks very good. Lightly smoky aroma. Scents of campfire, plum, caramel, and toast. Pleasant but simplistic smell. Sweet, malty, fruity, juicy taste features a smoky finish. Caramel and apricot flavors. Too sweet for my tastes, and I wish it were smokier, but the dry wood smoke that is present is nice. Medium body. Smooth in the palate. Some liveliness. Ordinary palate effects. Overall, the smoke itself is pleasant, but there isn’t enough of it, and the sweet, fruity, malty undertones aren’t a good match for the smoke. For the record, I love a good rauchbier or other smoke beer; this is a mediocre to subpar one. Mindwarp (276) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours a deep dark dark brown with a thin tan head. Smell of smoke but also hints of chocolate and burnt malts, Not as smoky as I was expecting it to be, Reminds ne a lot like a smoked porter. Thick, and very smoky in the mouth, this was expected. As it warms the different smells you get in the aroma start to come out in the flavors. I bought this beer thinking it would be like eating cold charred embers out of a fire pit, but I admit I am pleasantly surprised by the thickness and flavor of this beer. nuplastikk (6275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at Sugar Maple. Chunky brown=black body, thin steady head. A big, brutal, ugly, smoked beer. Oily, excess crystal malt and a big burnt smoke edge. Ugly. Harsh. One of the worst Smoked beers I’ve ever had. Not meant for human consumption. Skyview (6034) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Picked up a 22-oz bomber at Three Cellars in Franklin, Wisconsin. Pours a clear light brown colored brew with an average sized beige head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of smoked beef jerky, a hint of smoked cherry wood, tart brown bruin essence, some white pepper and floral hops. Taste is not a smoky as the aroma, medium bodied with flavors of smoked Slim Jim’s beef sticks, caramel malt, some mild floral hops and a touch of white pepper. Finish is semi-sweet with a mild hop tartness and a light smoked caramel malt aftertaste. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Murky brown pour. Nose is charcoal bbq with fruity malt and that plastic smell you get from some smoke beers. Flavor is moderate charry smoke with tart fruit and toasted malt. Somewhat acidic, slightly detracting. Creamy mouthfeel.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bomber. Poured clear, garnety-brown with a nice cap of toasted beige head. The aroma picked up a lot of campfire smoke along with caramel and toffee malts.. touches of black pepper and rye too.. too much emphasis on the smoke, but I really dug it. The flavor found similar stuff.. caramel and lesser bready notes at the core, with thick campfire smoke and some peppery alcohol laced throughout.. finished sweet, smoky, and slightly tangy, leaving some belly warmth. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. tanginess from the acidic smoke character actually cut through the sweetness well.. interesting brew. JK (6158) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Skyview Tasting, 2/23/13. A smoked beer. Light on the aroma, it could use more here. Smoked malt flavor, which makes the flavor much more interesting than the aroma. Dry finish. ryanfolty (2553) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
February 23, 2013 bottle at Skyviews. light brown pour with some head and spotty lacing. Smoky and malt in aroma and taste. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber from Bob - thanks! Murky brown pour, white head. Smoked meat all over this one - I’m digging it. Slightly sweet as well. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap at Burnhearts. Dark brown with a large creamy tan head leaving a ring of lace. Aroma of sweet smoked meats, caramel and light fruit. Taste is sweet and smoky with light chocolate, mild fruit and some toffee. Tasty and not overpoweringly smoked like some rauch beers.