Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017 psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty aroma, nice amber color, and a quickly fading head. Smoky malt flavor with a hint of hops at the end of the swallow.
From Sep 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle a hazy reddish-gold with a an ample head of foam that shrank quickly but left a layer that remained for the entire session.
The smell is of semi sweet malt with a touch of smoke.
The taste is woody with notes of smoke and roasted malt. The smoke, to me, is more noticeable midway through and in the finish where it *does* have a bit of harshness to it but, all in all, I like this brew and find it pretty drinkable.
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
(Draught) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grain, and light smoke. Flavor of smoke, grain, light toffee, and earthiness. alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home from notes. Pours a clear amber copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a mild to moderate smoked character, caramel, some earthy notes, wood, hints of fruit, apple, cherry, body is lighter, overall, just ok. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"a little lighter on the smoke than i was hoping for. a pleasant enough brew that shows a little fruit and carmel in the nose and flavor. medium bodied. subtle. jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, slight smoke, biscuit aromas. Smoke, caramel, bread, malty flavors. Alright.
N3lson1 (1010) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Nice dark amber color. Small amount of head. Smells of dark smokey malts. Leaves a dry feeling on the tongue. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
This was a better beer than I had imagined. Pours a crystal clear amber. Very slight aroma of smoke but mostly caramel and malt. Flavor has more smoke but it isn't overpowering. Not a fan of the style but this is probably the best one I've ever had. Medium bodied. Very nice beer. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
GABF week 2012. On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear orange hue with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are malty, bready, honey, light smoke, toasty, nutty and dried fruit. Flavors are smokey, nutty, maple, molasses. Fuller bodied with medium carbonation. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12oz bottle pours a cloudy amber color with off white head. plenty of carbonation and floaters. minimal lacing so far. strange aroma of caramel and smoke. almost a semi sweet smell. flavor is well...caramelly sweet smoke. almost a medium bodied lager but this is not a good smoked beer. Onionkid (390) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours red with a small head. Aroma has malts and caramel, kinda boozy. Nice, smoky and sweet flavor, malty overall. Little chocolatey at the end. Pretty decent. 4.5% alcohol.