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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malts: Munich, Raunch, Cherry-wood smoked malt, Crystal, Carafa
Hops: Spalt select for bittering, hallertauer, spalt, and tettnang for aroma
O.G.: 21.5 Plato
Released: January/February

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3.6
Travlr (25174) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft at Big Hops Huebner. Clear maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of lightly toasted brown bread. Taste is sweet and smoky chocolate. decent.

3.7
jtclockwork (16663) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of smoked cherry wood, smoked caramel, smoked meat, smoked toffee, smoked chocolate and earth. Medium body.

3.2
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle shared @ Oakquinox 2013. Mahogany pour with a tall khaki head. Smoke, caramel, and dark fruit notes on the nose. Some cocoa, burnt wood, and a touch of roast. Smokey flavor along with some burnt wood. Mild sweetness of caramel. A bit of cocoa bitterness, roasted malt, dark fruit, and cola.

3.3
Ferris (15889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft - Little bacon, wood smoke and roast malts. Dark mahogany with a thin beige head. Malty molasses, wood smoke and lots of raisin. A bit on the sweet side and not enough oomph to float my boat.

3.5
djd07 (15067) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a dark amber with a a small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is pepper and smoke. Medium mouthfeel with a smokey malt and dry finish.

3.2
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
(Growler) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, mustiness, cocoa, and roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, peat, caramel, and dark chocolate.

3.4
j12601 (12601) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a lightly hazed brown with a thin beige to tan head. Soft banana and smoke on the nose, malty. Medium-bodied, soft malt, toast. Light malt, sweetness with toffee notes and light smoke on the finish.

3.3
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
651mL thanks to djd07. Pours a clear, deep ruby. Giant tan head formation. Big lace. Vanilla, dairy, thick nose with sweeter strawberries. Taste is smoked, soy, savory with raisins. Odd combination. Dusty finish. Chalky. Not bad.

3.5
onceblind (9856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a hazy brownish amber with a small beige head. Nose has some wood smoke, light earthy chocolate malt, and toast. Flavor is really unique, with a certain woody smokiness I have never tasted in a smoke beer or any other beer before, along with some burnt toast, earthy caramel, and a bitter dryness.

3.2
blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at CGBD. Pours dark brown, near black with a beige head. Toffee malts, some light earthy smokiness, and light bready notes. Not bad.


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