vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Flat, touch of oxidation, sweet and, light dark malt tones, mild smoke tones. DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottled. Love 110k. Has a great amount of alcohol and some sweetness to it. When batch one first came out i was surprise and blown away how great the beer tastes. Hopefully you had the opportunity to taste this baby at its prime! Godofthecellar (678) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Not the biggest smoked beer fan but for style, this was great. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Poured motor oil color with a thin tan head. Nose was burning wood and smoked meat.
Flavor was smokey, dark chocolate, with a viscous mouthfeel
Very little if no oxidation despite other reviews
I swear I rated this last summer after the RBSG in philly when I had it but gosh darnit I don’t see not rating here. anyway, this beer did not hold up so well. some smoke was still left but it was a rather thin mess of a beer at that there point. some sweetness and heck of a lot of oxidation. oh well, fun to try, thanks jason. sebletitje (10421) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
Entering old-rates .75cl @ 2010 RBWG, Orlando. Petite merveille des premières brassin de CCB. Couleur brune col ocre. Arôme est agréablement fume avec des notes de malt fume et fruits noirs allant vers les dates, figues et prunes. Carbonnation reste active sans être trop en avant. Au palais, même chose, bière fumée à souhait sans être dérangeant. Garde un somptueux volume fruité au palais avec un malt bien fumé ainsi que une once de chocolat.
jtclockwork (17343) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle shared very generously by Kramer at RBSG. (Back log entry from notes at gathering). Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of bread, smoked toffee, smoked chocolate malt, smoked pulled pork and lots of oxidation. Medium body. alexsdad06 (10938) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Sample courtesy of Dakine @ DLD 09 (notes). In the middle of all of the other crazy beers being shared that day, Dak comes around and announces this is the most rare beer here today. What I wound up getting to taste was one amazing smoked beer. Pours a murky brown color with a thin head. The aroma was smoky, some peat, malty with some meatiness throughout. The flavor was much of the same: good smoked quality, peat, dark malts with a smooth and full mouth feel. I am fortunate to have been able to try this gem when it was pretty new ( and with so few bottles available). Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
In short: A slightly smoky (pork/peat) lifeless oxidized brown ale. Meh. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
How: Bottle 750ml corked and caged shared at RBSG 2011 grand tasting
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy with almost no head
In long: Nose has a bit of smoked pulled pork with some peat and alcohol fumes. Taste has too much cardboard, more smoked pulled pork, peat, a lot of booze, some toffee. Body was rather lifeless. I’ll be generous with my rating because this bottle was over two years of age. I never tasted a fresh one but from what I tasted here all remaining bottles should be consumed asap. Too bad, I really wanted to love this beer, a staple of the ratebeer culture, I was hoping for something magical. But the magic really didn’t work here, the rabbit took a dump in the hat and the lady got sawed in half and it was a bloody mess.
This poured a murky brown color with an off white small head. Aroma was smokey peated malts, lots of alcohol and roasted malt. Flavor was a bit sweeter than the aroma would let on, lots of smokey roasted malts, a bit oxidized at theis point and the alcohol comes through alot. j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pouring at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a deep black with a thin white head. Toast, light smoke, oxidized plums. Medium bodied, sweet plums and roast. Very oxidized. Plums and prunes. Oxidized light malt and a touch of chocolate.