czar (9250) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
bottle shared by albatross, thanks! pours hazy copper-orange with a very nice white head, good retention and lacing. spicy, clovey, toffee caramel, few coconut-bananas esters, never overwhelming. nicely toasted malts, some caramel, fruitiness, spiciness, pepper, light acidity, some booze and sweetness. average to soft carbonation, medium body - silky, oily, nice grassy-herbal finish. warming alcohol. much enjoyed it! mcrae19 (59) - - APR 2, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a caramel color with quite a bit of protein sediment. Aroma of whiskey, wood, and a slight sour quality. Flavors of caramel, whiskey, and wood. A slight burn on the finish but enough sweetness to balance it. Very unique. An absolutely fantastic beer. BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2013
Dark Amber Brown with medium white head. Aroma of caramel, rye, nuts, vanilla, oak, and toasted malts. Taste of fruit, rye, toffee, vanilla, and some alcohol in the finish. Medium carbonation, sweet and mellow. Patrickctenchi (6661) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours dirty brown with a tan head.
Aroma is caramel and Rye.....Wood and whiskey.
Taste is much more of the same with a pronounced alcohol sting.
Smooth, but a tad too boozy. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Another well done and reasonably priced brew from the Smokestack series. Nice lustrous copper with with a rocky head. Strong caramel and rye in the nose, sweet and boozy with some fruit, dry hops, and oak wafting out. Flavors are intensely sweet and rich, and if not in the mood for a beer like this I can imagine being overwhelmed. But for what it is, it’s a nice well-done beer.
kambei70 (1091) - - MAR 24, 2013
2013 bomber to a snifter. Pours an amber, orange color with very little head. Smell is rye with a little caramel like sweetness and maybe a hint of sourness. Taste is a caramel/toffee sweetness with a bit of rye and a roasted/charred taste that adds a bitterness. An alcohol taste is also present but is balanced well among the other tastes. A thick almost syrupy mouthfeel that is semi dry with a good dose of alcohol warmth and burn.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jahshuwuh (567) - USA - MAR 23, 2013
A reddish orange ish brown with a little bit of white head. Rye smell dominates, maybe some honey. A spicy, salty carbonated bite at first that gives way to the rye and some sweet, caramel malt. Finishes with some bitter and rye lingers. Dry. Too much of the salty taste. Some char and wood in there too. Not bad overall, could use a little more sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2013
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours deep ruby/copper with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of rye, whiskey, oak and vanilla, bread and caramel, and some light floral hops. Flavor about the same, with the malt profile a little too sweet for my taste. Smooth texture. A really good beer, but it’s a lot like rye whiskey and the malts are just a hint too sweet for me. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap 6 oz. pour at Judges Bench in Ellicott City, MD
Hazy, amber-brown with a small off-white head and only fair lacing.
Aroma of rye spiciness, bread, toffee, whiskey and caramel.
Taste of rye spiciness, pepper, toffee, bread, whiskey and caramel.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet malty rye fruity. Flavor is balanced with a nice touch of rye, medium hoppyness, a bit pungent some fruityness. Finishes pungent dry malty.