merc7186 (3041) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smoke, Mild Brown Sugar...
Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Thin White Head, Some Lacing...
Taste: Ham, Smoke, Mild Brown Sugar...
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Smokey, Mildly Sweet
muzzlehatch (4911) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Pearl Street Beverage in Burlington, WI, consumed at cellar temp from a König Pils glass. Pours a vaguely hazy/oily deep gold verging on amber, with a smallish lasting head...pils malt dominates a pleasant if only lightly smoky nose; if you’re going to use the words "fire" and "ham", you ought to make it SMOKY, guys!...the smoke and a bit of sweetness comes through more as it warms and just before that first sip...the smoky-toasty character is more evident to the tongue actually (and unusually), with a very light sweetness and an overall malt characteristic reminiscent of a helles, the sweetness and the smokiness carrying through to the finish which is remarkably unchanged from the first experience in the mouth...medium-bodied, perhaps slightly on the light side, with carbonation perhaps a little low and a touch of syrupiness coming on as it warms. My first experience with this brewery; I think this was the only thing Pearl Street had. Not a bad drink to go with blackened catfish, mashed sweet potatoes and fried okra.
tfontana (858) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can pour into taster cup at One Stop Market 30th Anniversary. Appearance is pale yellow (urine-like) with effervescent sparkle, mild head and lacing. Aroma is mainly smoky, with mild yeast, and is that a fruity ester quality? Taste is smoke dominant, on top of fruit(?). Not really sure if that’s it or not, but it’s not really working. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, average carbonation, and smoky, dry lightly bitter and tart finish. Overall, this is very smoke dominant and it either drowns out, or just doesn’t quit work for me with the rest of it. Things seem to be conflicting. For me, a rare miss for this brewer.
JStax (5826) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear yellow with a white head of foam. Smoke, wood, bacon. Light smoky taste. Some sweetness. Medium body and medium carbonation.
tapefuzz (287) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL bottle. Pours a brownish gold with a medium off-white head. Aroma is smoky bacon. Taste is mild ham, some hints of fruit, light malt, and a little yeast. Lingering smoky finish. Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Overall, there is a little too much sweetness for a smoked beer.
Oakes (16476) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought this in Denver. Bottle. Hazy and pale. The aroma is a bit smoky with a bit of sweet pale malt.
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Josh’s
Blond color, clean. Delicate smoke, a veil of cereally and crackery malts, and chestnut flour; low bitterness.
Pleasant, but without bite.
beerplace (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at Josh. Aroma is smoke, wheat, some veggies. Taste is fruity, slightly smoky. Easy drinkable.
Ferris (13811) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Light smoke and bacony notes with some fruity notes. Clear gold with a decent white white head. Fruity, smoky and a long odd sweet finish.
lupulist (327) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale orange colour with a lasting off-white head. Smells very lightly smokey. Taste is surprisingly mild on the smoke, with some interesting grilled pineapple notes. Refreshing!