djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with medium frothy beige head. The aroma is strong pepper and smoke. Thin mouthfeel with strong smoke, caramel, wood, sweet finish, good. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
bottle from rare beer club, caramel colored pour, medium to fuller bodied. chocolate & caramel maltiness, medium smoke. smoke really enhanced the beer. paired very well with richness of caramel, toffee & chcolate notes. Nice hopdog (12451) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with an off white head. Subtle smoke and meatiness - would like to have had more smoke. Caramel, chocolate, and roast too. JDBaker11058 (2157) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
Appearance: dark brown with rusty highlights, one finger of creamy tan head, average lacing. Aroma: smoky, obviously, with notes of caramel, pumpernickel, gingerbread, toffee, and leather. Taste: slightly sweet, with caramel, toffee, and toast, with spicy hops and a full thread of smoked meat underneath. Finish: clean, spicy, and smoky, with slight lasting sweetness. Notes: The smoke on this was more meaty and less camp fire-y, which is a winner in my book. Excellent body, with the smoked malts playing a supporting role to well-balanced sweet and spicy characteristics. Clean and fresh palate. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club, and my 900th beer rated. Glad it was a good one for this milestone.
arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pour on tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012, dark black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of smoked malts with some campfire, bacon type notes, some chocolate, coffee, roast, hints of dark molasses and slight dark fruits in there as well. Taste is very smoky, with campfire, roasted meat notes, hints of coffee, chocolate, espresso in there, slight spice, earth and dark fruit notes, finishing fairly bitter. Pretty nice.
Ratman197 (14692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of smoke, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of smoke, carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering smokey finish. blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
bottle, #1443 dark amber pour with creamy off white foam, smoke and caramel aroma, flavor is nice fatty smoke and some light caramel and wood, easy finish zebra (2100) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
i agree, a nice combination of smoky and sweet. and i’m all for good causes. but Pints for Prostates? UncleKorm (1315) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2012
On tap poured amber hue w/ a medium off white head. Nice big aroma of sweet smokey bacon. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and the smoke is in the finish. Taste is a sweet malty smoked cured bacon. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear reddish copper pour with a medium tan head. Malty and caramelly nose with some booze and a lot of firewood smoke. Caramel and ham flavor with some toffee character before a hammy finish.