PhillyBeer2112 (2882) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2017 jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle in a glass. Pours cloudy brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of smoked malts and some caramel, a little bit of spice, and light hops. Flavor the same, with only a little smokiness and some kind of off notes. Average texture. Not a bad beer for the style, but I think this bottle might be a little bad.
I love smoked beers but this one’s a little off. The smoke quality is nice in part, with a nice smoked wood element, but it is also strongly meaty, with a sausage and bacon thing going on - which isn’t had in itself but it has a slight rancid element that kinda ruins it. Flavor similar, but a somewhat acrid smokiness creeps in, and a vague tartness. muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2016
330 ml bottle bought yesterday at Sonoma Cellars in Delavan, WI. I so rarely see truly old or retired beers around here that I didn’t bother to look - hadn’t heard of this anyway and, hey, a smoked beer I haven’t had! Looks like it’s dated 2013 so 3 years which could be anywhere from negligible to ruinous in it’s effect, we’ll see. Sampled at cellar temp in an Andeker stem glass...pours a very murky umber, with a small-to-moderate off-white head that fizzles down to a thin ring quickly...some nice woodsmoke in the nose, a little cheese, and this fairly well tamps down the noticeable oxidization; overall it’s pleasant enough if obviously a bit past due...on the tongue there’s a nice woody, smoky and burnt character as well which carries through to the rather bitter and dry finish; sweetness also, a bit of brown sugar and a touch of raisin and, with some warmth, a bit of chocolate at the end...the oxidation is really not so apparent when tasting, and the body is amazingly full and rounded, though perhaps softer and just a little less carbonated than it would have been fresh. This is no masterpiece, and I doubt it would have been at 3 or 6 months instead of 3 years, but it is quite enjoyable and I’d certainly buy it again if it were made available. fombe89 (3885) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2016
Botella. de @My Friends. Thanks! 12/03/2016 BBD:09/14
color marron ahumado, sabor y aromas ahumados, cuerpo medio. alvaro78 (585) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2016
El aroma a ahumado lo domina todo
Ben aspecto de carbónatacion justa
Equilibrado el sabor ahumado
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Zarf (23) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Wonderfully smokey aroma. Smoke continues on the palate, but doesn't overwhelm the overall malt balance. Nice medium dark color. A great exemplar of this style!
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mixmasterob (1058) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Probably a pretty old bottle. Murky cola colored pour with a small off white head. Aroma had nice notes of caramel, sweet fruit, subtle hints of smoke. Flavors were slightly more smoky with nice notes of caramel and candied fruit. Lingering smoke in the finish yet slightly sweet overall. Slick mouthfeel with lightish carbonation. Good chance this is past it’s prime but I dig the smoke nonetheless. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer is a murky brown color with an off-white head. The aroma and flavor gas a nice smoky texture. A really good beer. jamaty (2232) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Combinación de maltas, con una de ellas ahumada. Marrón oscura y brumosa. Aroma agradable y moderadamente ahumado. Bien balanceada, aunque se mantiene el tono ahumado, hay también toques de malta, caramelo, fruta, flores porque está bien lupulada. Buen cuerpo. Grande para degustar unas buenas salchichas o un codillo! mR_fr0g (13154) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle shared on the train Euston -> Birmingham, Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Picked up at the Brewery with a couple of years age on the bottle. Aroma is big tcp, phenol, smokey bacon. Reddy / caramel colourd pour with a lasting off whte head. Flavour is sweet caramel, honey glazed ham, smokey phenols, less medicinal in the flavour. Palate is semi-sweet, moderate carbonation. Decent for the age, lasted pretty well. rdixon77 (2944) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2015
Old rating. Dark red brown. Smoked ham, slight campfire, but a nice sweeter malt base to balance. Good Rauch.