slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014 DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the tasting room. Surprisingly dark for the second runnings. Looks like Adam. Smell is strong smoke. You can really see how the barrels and time eliminate the smoky character of regular Matt as this is extremely smoky. Strong, earthy peat reminds of Scotch. Campfire and wood. Taste is very light bodied, very sessionable. The combination of intense smoke/drinkability is very different and new. I would really like to drink a large amount of this.
"2nd run of Adam. Yo get the feeling that this would do Bette on its own as opposed to part of a flight with all bigger beers, but that’s when we had it. Pleasantly lightly roasted, leather, caramel, light earthy hops. Felt a bit thin, but works as a table beer. Wouldn’t mind having this solo one day. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Tap @ Hair of the Dog... Poured a light, amber/brown with a thin head. This is peaty all the way through, some campfire tones with a biscuit and cereal barley malt balance. A nice mild fruity, apple and apricot flavor too. Pretty lovely to sip on. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Thanks bvc! Smoky gentle aroma, spiced apple. Reddish amber, small white head. Long on smoke, light in body, amazing that it’s 3.5%. The heart of the matt? Let’s get small. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Nice smokey leathery nose, hints of cereal grains, light fruity notes, and more moderate salty smoke. Pours hazy dark amber, nice head and lace. Flavors of salty smoke, apple, cereal grain, toast. Light but so flavorful. Great beer.
bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Draft at hotd. Pours a darker bright amber with plenty of off white head that stays and leaves some lacing. Up front, plenty of smokey peat, hints of raisin, apple, plenty of grainy malt, with some leather and tobacco. Smoke, cereal grain, white pepper, tobacco and leather notes...so much flavor for ’small’ beer. Love the little dogs! 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 draft. unfiltered pale burgundy with a fine-bubbled tan head. doughy bread crust and smoky brandy and apples with an exceptionally delicate and soft malt body and intense dryness. prickly, buzzing hop acid along with peppery phenols released by densely frothy layers of carbonation atop a remarkably light and dry malt base. fuck yes.