Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of burnt brownies and burnt toast. Taste is campfire and burning chocolate things.. Tasty. fiulijn (20938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Tasting at Matt’smcberko (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Black color, small beige head. Strong aroma of charred wood, with hints of chocolate, tobacco, spices, leather (8.5). Smooth mouthfeel, nice dark caramel and some dark chocolate flavor, moderately sweet, moderately smoked, with nice leather character.
Excellent balanced beer with multiple layers.
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma is quite highly smoked, with peaty notes, ash tray and light roasted malt. Flavour is prominent on the peaty smoke, with medium roast and sludgy smoky notes. A bit murky and muffled, but decently executed. Not overly pleasant, but decent. Oakes (18167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Got the bottle at Ted Stephens Airport, where they have a shop with a bunch of Alaskan craft beverages you can buy to take on the plane. Dark brown, lots of smoke, with some fairly rich molassesy malts. A fairly rich brew, nice balance, and a sweet smokey character. Ferris (16067) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle - Lots of smoke and roast malts with some chocolate. Jet brown with a light brown head. Sweet smokey and lots more smoke. Nice.
djd07 (15264) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke, roast, wood, ash. Medium mouth, strong ash, smoke, bourbon, wood, light finish, good. solidfunk (9191) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Lots of smoke indeed. Black pour. Dark chocolate and some caramel. Decent. Bottle shared at tasting. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2013
22. Well, it’s no ASP, but it’s a pretty badass smoked black beer in its own right. Pours buh-lack with a dense and creamy burnt tan head. Lots of stringy sedimentary rings of lace. Big smoky campfire nose, salty, showing beef jerky. Pretty intensely dark. Some soy sauce. Creamy thick body with decent carb. Salty beef jerky and campfire mid palate. Long smoky worcestershire finish. Digging this. Worth another bottle. Ernest (7744) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), with notes of smoke (mostly campfire-ish, only slight smoked meat character), alcohol, and plastic. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
This one has a fairly simple aroma, but the smoke is assertive, especially for an American brewery. It’s a bit husky and dirty as with the Roughneck, but it’s less obtrusive here thanks to the hiding/masking powers of such a big brew. Not quite enjoyable, but drinkable. GenDV138 (7467) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, malt, oak, tobacco. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasty notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.