alexsdad06 (10638) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Draft at Jackie O’s. Pours a hazy, muddy brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is very light, but contains some smoky malts, more campfire than meaty. The flavor opens with a meaty smoked quality and moderately sweet malts before becoming more campfire smoke, earthy with a hint of peat toward the finish. I like the pepper addition in the peppered bacon beer a touch better. theisti (4175) - Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Approximately 4 ounce sample at the Jackie O’s Public House in Athens, Ohio. The pour is hazed copper brown with a whispy tan head. The aroma is soft smoke and char, along with sweetly soft malt. Gentle, approachable nose. The taste is the soft smokey roast up front, turning quick to sweet nut malt and finishing with more of the soft smoke. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and the dry roast finish. Nice smoke beer, not overdone. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Received in a 4 oz. tasting glass. This is a smoked brown ale.
3.5 A: Light brown color. Came without a head.
4.5 S: Campfire and especially porcine smokiness. Big and bold like I like my smoke. Toasty and a little nutty.
3.5 T: Taste is more campfirery. Toasty and mildly nutty. Not a ton of flavor, but good enough.
2.5 M: Light body. A lot thinner than I’d like. Good moderate carbonation. Smooth, but needs some body desperately.
3.5 D: Tasty beer that needs a new mouthfeel.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-20-2012 23:21:46 Tmoney99 (14838) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Draft sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt and smoke aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dough, smoke sweet flavor with a solid sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Sample at Jackie O’s during the bottle release on 8/18/12. Clear brown pour with a thick tan head. Hammy and malty nose. Flavor of ham and firewood smoke with a malty finish.
JStax (7123) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Poured on draft. Pours a dark brown with a tan head of foam and nice lacing. The aroma is primarily bacon with some chocolate peaking through every once in a while. Taste is smoke again. Heavily roasty. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Pretty nice smoked brown ale. Really enjoyed it. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap at Jackie O’s. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a medium brown color with a nice head. Nose carries a bit of smoke along with toasted malt. Nice bready flavors in the background and just a bit of roast. Flavor similarly relies mostly on malt flavors with the addition of a bit of smoke. Fairly smooth and easy-drinking. Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 Growler from the brew pub. Pours a deep brown with tan head and good lacing. Very malty roasty nutty earty aroma. Flavor is rich and malty and there is a good smoke with a little hop balance and there is some alcohol. Overall I like this beer it would be perfect around the campfire like its name suggests.