Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2009
750ml courtesy of savvy1982. Pours dark brown with a nice, tan head. Smells of smoke, caramel, roasted malt, touches of chocolate. Tastes of smoke, pepper, spice, chocolate, caramel. Nice. LilBeerDoctor (3904) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of smoked meats, charred malts. Flavor is quite smoky initially with a smoky, meaty finish. There is a nice sweet malt backbone to complement the smoky notes. A classic smoked, very tasty!
8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5] fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle. Aroma woodsy-smoky with lots of chocolate as well. Flavor also adds complex caramel and toffee notes. Really nice. smith4498 (3641) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle shared by Rustyham and Legato. Pours dark brownish color with tan head. Light smokey aroma. Flavor is slightly smokey with some toasted malts and bread dough. Anoother nice beer from this brewery. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Nick and Chris. Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours a fingernail of tan head that reduces quickly to a pool of froth over a dark brown body. The aroma is rich with smokey chocolate, soy sauce, and coffee beans. Flavors are similar with a hint of piney hops and dark fruits in the finish. Medium body and soft/medium carbonation. The palate is smooth going down. This is a good example of this style.
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 Sampled at the Richmond 14th Gathering. Delightfully smokey and roasty. Like a smoked stout? Very good actually, but more ’stout’ and less ’smoke’. Wish it was more smoke heavy. Sampled again at the river. again wished it were smokier. Beautiful dark brown pour with red highlights. very sweet molasses notes. reebtogi (6246) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
750mL corked bottle poured almost black with a light beige head and good lacing. Aromas of roasted malts with some chocolate and smoke. Taste is malty sweet with some mild smokiness and some bitterness in the finish. Very palateable beer with a fine balance and not overdone with the smoke. Nice carbonation. Robust body. Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
Now this was one old bottle and the aging had great effects.
Pours dark brown with a toffee head. Lots of smoke and dark fruit with a bit of grain, some chocolate notes and a nice little woodiness. All of the same elements come out on the palate. Surprisingly great considering the bottle was at least 3 years old and only 5%ABV. grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2009
Dégusté avec viak dans un verre de fin du monde et acheté à la trappe à fromage de Gatineau. Apparence noir avec un très faible reflet brun avec ub petit dépôt et une mousse généreusse. Arômes de mélasse, un peu de cerise, brownies et fûmé à l’hicory. Goût de fûmé, de mélasse, d’hicory, de levure et d’olive noir. Un bon corp, huilleuse avec une bonne amertume. Wow! une bière superbe. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp!
Dark brown, nice beige head. Nose has lots of smoke, roast malt, and some mushroom. Favor is a little less enticing with moderate of smoke, malt, slight chocolate. Smooth palate, creamy. Not the meaty, salty notes of Schlenkerla, but still quite nice.