SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at the brewery. doughed smoked maple. touch of smoked jerky. don’t really recognize bacon exactly. just a hint of old wet wood and vanilla. touch too sweet. tad flabby. looking like my least favorite of the 4 barrel varieties.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler served in Southern Tier tulip. Thanks to Gonzoillini for the share.
A: Pours a semi dark brown color with lots of dark ruby highlights. A little tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace.
S:Very subtle smoke, some wood, with some light malts. Subtle sweetness on the back end. Not getting much of the barrel.
T: More smokey than the nose. some pale malts with a little roast. Slightly sweet with some sweet barrel notes.
M: Really drinkable. Light bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: The barrel was extremely light in this situation, but it provided enough sweetness to cut some of the smoke. An interesting beer that I’d like to try again.
Serving type: growler
deyholla (11163) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Alex for the growler. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a light smoke note with a bit of dark grains and a touch of maple. Flavor has a good amount of smoke with a bit of sweet maple and dark grains.
Reynolds314 (3426) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was alright. Im not sure this tastes anything like bacon. Just kind of an odd meaty smoked beer. Its a bit watery as well. My least favorite.
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap from the source, lightly smokier smoke and dagger, interesting and wish I got some more of the other flavors