Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Pours dark black with a mocha head. Aroma is roast, coffee, dark chocolate, peat and smoke. Taste is acrid bitterness and a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, slick and oily. TBone (17699) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Tap @The Pony Bar (1st Ave)swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Almost opaque ruby-black color, small beige head. Papery, smokey aroma with hints of caramel. Medium-bodied. Smoked bacon, caramalt, rye in the slighlty sweetish flavor. Somewhat Schlenkerla-like, hides alcohol well.
draft at Buffalo Beer Geek Fest. medium to fuller bodied black pour. roasted malts, medium smoke and chcolate notes. 12% is not noticable at all. nicely done zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
(draft) Dark black pour with a very thin tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma very briefly and then you’re hit right in the nose with a big whiff of smoke. Smoky flavor with some dark fruits and roasted malts and a slightly oily finish. Nice smoky aftertaste with a lingering bitterness. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Rated with a different app and I am unfortunately not able to import my comments here.
mansquito (6503) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pony Bar, 10th Ave Manhattan tap ($6): Pours dark brown with a brownish head. Aroma is smoky meat, roasted malts, and a bit of burnt chocolate, whatever it is that smells like. Taste is smoky. Heavy body and high alcohol content and seamlessly covered by this smooth high abv beer. Nice body, excellent balance. Ain’t much more a man could want. Huhzubendah (3709) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer appears a dark brown color with hints of crimson. The head is a light tan hue and leaves a fair bit of lacing on the glass. The nose brings smoke, roast, and booze. The flavor is decent, with alcohol prominent throughout. Smoke is the primary flavor element, with alcohol and roast coming in behind. The feel is medium bodied and slightly hot on the palate. Overall, a decent beer, but I prefer smoke beers / rauchbiers to be easier drinking and lighter on the palate.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 03-20-2011 LIVEFAST (62) - Mount Misery, Valley Forge, - MAR 2, 2012
Growler shared @ TJ’s 8, poured into a oddly shaped tasting glass. Jet black with a khaki head that takes its time disappearing. Nose is full of meaty smoke, some vanilla and roasted malts. Taste follows nose, along with appearances from dark fruit, malted chocolate, more peat. Velvety smooth and drinks more like an 8%er. Probably my favorite smoked beer to date. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Lots of roast, chocolate and toffee. thick molasses, prines chwey, creamy body and bark, earthy roast, nutty, touch of carbonic sour, brown sugar and sticky sweet, meaty notes. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Huge, huge thanks to capra12 for grabbing me a growler of this from DeCicco’s. This one has been a longtime coming and I’m glad Jon was finally able to grab this for me. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours near black with a good light tan head and a bit of lacing as it falls down the glass. The nose brings some night roast and light chocolate and also a bit of a mild coffee presence. Behind this comes a moderate amount of smokiness. Nothing too complex or in your face, but it’s certainly there. The flavor also has smoke as the dominant characteristic, though it doesn’t overwhelm or wow me. Similarly, the background notes come together cohesively, but don’t really stand out too much. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and moderate dry smokiness in the finish. Drinkability was quite good. Hard to believe this was 12%. I’d love to revisit this one eventually to see if there’s something I’m missing.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 03-08-2011