brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: A very nice looking pour--a crystal clear amber color with a fluffy off-white head on top.
S: Not a very intense nose, but a bit of smoke and some sweet toasted malts. A bit of fruitiness to go along with some bread.
T: The smokiness of the beer really dominates the flavor, and prevents the full enjoyment of it. After the smoke fades, a slight banana/plantain sweetness comes through on the finish. There is a hint of bready malt and some caramel in there as well.
M: A medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. Maybe a bit thin.
D: Perhaps a nice idea, and nice of DFH to make this beer for EBF, but not quite what I was hoping for. In any event, I’m glad I got to try it. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Draft @ NotB. Orange golden pour with white head. Smokey notes dominate with some nutty malt, pecan perhaps, and peaty flavor notes. Aroma is mostly smoke. docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Pours nice brown with frothy white head. Smells sweet and spicy. Taste rich, nutty, spicy, alcohol taste lingers. Unique aftertaste probably from the pecan/carob/plantain. espenra (1016) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
75cl bottle. Amber colour. Small head. Smokey and malty aroma. Some oak. Massive flavour. Oak, smoke, dark fruits and alcohol. Long aftertaste. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Tap during CBC. A nice subtle drinking beer, very dry for a smoked, bit of a nutty finish, some interesting flavors, all subtle, but hard to identify. Didn’t really do it for me but I wouldn’t turn a pint away.
mar (5440) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to jjfoodie. poured ruby with a white head. nose is malts, pecan, and light smoke. flavor is heavy malts, nuts, more pecan, and a hint of caramel. Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
bottle thanks to jjfoodie. poured amber with a white head. aroma was caramel and orange. flavor was smoke, caramel, and all things good. body was medium with high carbonation. enjoyed this one. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of JJFoodie) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, evergreen, nuts, herbs, and earth. Flavor of banana, caramel, nuts, baking cocoa, and subtle smoke with a somewhat dry finish. AmEricanbrew (6997) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2010
Courtesy of jjfoodie. Clear amber orange color/ fleeting head. Smoky meaty, cheesy spicy aromas. Caramel sweet flavors with smoked meat n’ cheese, a bit thin. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2010
Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is lots of orange and other citrus along with caramel malt and pecan smoke. The flavor is quite a bit of smoke with some pecans, oranges and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.