bhensonb (15499) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. The aroma is quite smokey. Med body. Sharpish carbonation. Flavor is smoke over something like very light citrus and some firm dark malt. Almost chocolate. Smoked chocolate? Maybe not. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, smokey, roasted, nutty, high chocolate, high malty, light sweetness, caramel, bread, dark fruits. Ratman197 (15109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2009
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of smoke, cocoa andcarmel. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of smoke, roastiness, dark chocolate and a hint of carmel with a smooth lingering smokey finish. Tmoney99 (14766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate smoke malty and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex sweet smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
(BCTC, 750ml bottle) Dark red-brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, some smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet and milk chocolate, some smoke. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Drake (14038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
C&C 750 mL bottle from State Line Liquors shared at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 3/19/11. Pours a slightly hazy dark reddish color with a medium sized tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of smoke, caramel, faint fruits, roasted malts. The taste is smoke, roasted malts, nutty notes, a faint sweetness in the finish. Medium bodied. BeerandBlues2 (13654) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle shared by dkachur at the 14th Richmond Gathering. Pours clear dark brown with a medium-small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (caramel, toast, nutty, cookie), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, ash, meat, and dates. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2009
(750ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a cloudy brown body with a moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of smoke, grilled meat, and roasted malt. Flavor of smoke, roasted malt, some chocolate, and hops (herbal). j12601 (12977) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle from a trip to Montreal back in April, so nearly a year on this one. Whoops. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a fairly sizable dense light mocha colored head. A little bit of metal, some slight fading smoke, a touch of jalapeno on some dark roast. Medium bodied, light apple and smoke, with a touch of chocolate. Finishes with a faint bitterness and a touch more smoke. As this warms a couple of the early flaws fade and it opens up. Definitely need one of these fresh. Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
Smooth smoked lager, very drinkable. SLight edge to the smoked malts. Sweetish smoke and also some lighter fluid. A bit of licorice, caramel and nuttiness. Pours brown with generous white head. Medium mouthfeel. Suitably carbonated. Good balance overall