patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle. 273 of 1080 produced. 16.9 oz. Pours a dark burnt brown-sienna with a thick, pillowy, tightly-bubbled crag of a head. Pure tan and gorgeous lacing on the head. The aroma is wonderful with soft, sugar cookie, milk chocolate chips, oatmel, nutmeg, cinnamon, toasted malts, and hints of vanilla and rye bread. The body is fairly loose, yet satisfyingly rich and smooth, bitter mouthfeel; almost like a cup of very strong black coffee. The underlying bitterness provides much of the support for the smoky, chocolatey, creamy richness of the flavor. Finishes with a lovely, bittersweeet cocoa taste and a firm warmth. This is an excellent, subtly nuanced, artful smoked ale. abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2011
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear deep amber with a light brown film. Intense smokey aroma like you get when cleaning out your fireplace. Behind the dominant smokey impression in the mouth, there’s alcohol, sweetness and acidity along with roasted notes. Dry palate. Medium body. Gentle carbonation. arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle, thanks Blake! Dark black pour, light red on the edges, off white head. Aroma has notes of campfire, smoke, ash, some wood, and a touch of chocolate. Taste is nice and balanced between sweet chocolate and smoke, roast, and coffee. Nice beer. Meilby (11791) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 500ml (Batch #273) @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansandgunnfryd (15503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2011
Pours dark brown almost black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of smoke and roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with an average smoky and light dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is smoked malt, coffee. Flavour is smoked malt, coffee, bonfire. Nice beer.
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Pours to a deep mahogany body with a thin off-white head. The aroma is super smoky and has lots of juniper. Wheaty. The flavor is smoked malts, some juniper and spruce, wheaty. The palate is medium bodied. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Thanks to Blake for bringing the bottle! Poured very deep brown with a well-retained beige head. The aroma opened with smoke, with wheaty and grainy malts beneath.. soft smoke rode out the back of the nose. The flavor picked up chocolate and Munich-y malts the core.. more smoke and some vanilla as it extended outward.. spicy with warm malts on the finish. Medium-bodied and fairly dry on the palate.. the smoke worked well in there, but the rest of the beer was just aiight. popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tap, The Trappist. I always like a good smoked beer, and Haand made a nice one. This beer poured brown with a smallish tan head. The aroma is smoke, a touch of ham, toasty caramel malt and dark fruits. It definitely leans toward the Bamberg hamminess of Aecht Schlenkerla beers, but the ham is dialed back a bit and there’s a bit more of a fruity presence. Taste is fairly dry with woody notes. The finish is smoky and fruity. Feel is relatively low carbonation, creamy. I think I prefer the punchiness of the Aecht Schlenkerla beers, but this beer was very refreshing and had a smokiness both delicate and strong. igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle 500ml batch #273 at Patricks. Pours deep brown with tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, bonfire smoke. Taste is light bitter, slightly sour. light to medium body, thin to oily, average carbonation. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Thanks Richmond crew! opaque red-brown, thin large-bubbled white head. Nose is citrus, light smoked malt and a separate, sawdusty smoke. Flavor is a bit smokey, no tea or malt distraction, bit sugary. Nice, not the smoke or complexity of of schlenkerla, bit sugary, particularly in finish.