deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
A- thick syrupy black, with medium tan head that dissipates to a thin characterless skin.
S- up front are strong earth notes as well as espresso, caramel, vegetables and medium smoke. Dry and musty oak are also present. The end is more espresso and earth with some chocolate and mild alcohol.
M- A medium dense but light body and good carbonation. Intense towards the middle with subtle ending.
T- a bitter beginning with strong coffee, espresso and earth - some bittersweet chocolate to follow in the smooth middle. Smoke is quite subtle and more apparent towards the light end and coupled with little pepper spice, vegetable and caramel malts. Grassy and soapy hops start after the chocolate and flourish towards the end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Draft at Hill 3rd Anniversary. Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Roasty deep dark chocolate malts, dark plum fruit, touches of smoke and licorice. Long earthy finish. Dogbrick (13759) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Brownish-black pour with a medium foamy khaki head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Campfire aroma with malt and chocolate notes. Medium to full body with flavors of smoked meats, peaty malt and dark chocolate. The finish is smoky with a bacon and malt aftertaste. Enjoyable all around. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, big thanks to Stephen! Dark black pour with nice off white head, aroma brings notes of chocolate, coffee, roast, hints of dark fruits, hints of oak, nice bacon, meat, slight earthy tones, campfire smoke, nice. Taste is a mix of nice smoke, earth, hints of campfire, touch of nice dark cocoa, coffee, nice oak, finishing fairly sweet, nice and smoky. Wow, tasty as hell. Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle (1/2013) thanks to Jstax....Nose is nice smoke, chocolate, smoked meats, campfire..Taste is nice chocolate and smoke, toffee, bacon, spices, sausage, ..
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Mike. Deep black body, dark khaki head recedes to a silky skin & foamy collar. Aroma has a good amount of smoke, slightly meaty with a light bacon & campfire woodsy essence. Hints of bittersweet cocoa, roasted malt, liquid smoke, & charcoal. Taste is nice & smooth with a brilliant smokiness from start to finish. Liquid smoke with a mild sweetness, light campfire essence, a touch of charred woodsiness, & a small bit of candied, cured meat, Roasted malt, bitter cocoa dust, & a distinct dryness in the finish. I’m generally a fan of smoked beers, & this is a very nice tackle of the style from Shaun. Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a creme colored head. Dark chocolate and molasses.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jredmond (8644) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle shared with Paul, Vinny and Max. Pours a deep darkish brown body with medium to large tan head. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of rich smokey peat, round malt, burnt caramel. No distracting alcohol, well executed, balanced stout. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Sample at a NYC-tasting at jredmonds place. Deep brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted cocoa and licorice flavor, peat, dark chocolate, fruity notes, brown sugar, some coffee. Dark chocolate flavor, licorice, peat, soot, coffee, brown sugar, warming alcohol, some figs. Nice complex beer, maybe slightly too much peat. Guruhso (998) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
Tap at warpigs. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and smokey notes. The flavours starts sweet but finish bitter with a long duration. The body is full and the texture is creamy. Nice one.