Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Draft. Hazy brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of burnt chocolate. Taste is nutella on toast. Nice. arminjewell (9669) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of big campfire smoke, touch of chocolate, roast, coffee in there, very slight hint of peach but I think the smoke overtook most of it. Taste is similar, roasted coffee, chocolate, and lots of smoke, very slight peach but not much there, finishing fairly roasted, bitter. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
Tap @ New Belgium. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat smoky, dark roasty malty, lightly fruity aroma. Fairly campfire smoky, moderate fruity, dark roasty malty flavor. Not bad. ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2012
UPDATED: APR 18, 2012 Location: Draft at Vino’s, 4/17/12
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Aroma: The aroma has some chocolate malts and peach, with notes of roast and smoke
Appearance: It pours a brown color with a red-orange hue and a thin sheet of beige head
Flavor: Fairly sweet up-front, peach, roast, smoke, earth, lightly bitter mid-palate, and lingering sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, with a soft-to-average carbonation, and a feel that leaves a slight tinge
I thought that this was a really interesting beer. I wasn’t expecting a combination of chocolate malts, smoke, earth, and sweet peaches to work, but it actually kind of did. I had to give them bonus points for both being creative and actually pulling it off...
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Appearance: Dark brown-garnet body, decent clarity, with a smallish, creamy-looking, off-white head.
Smell: Basic chocolate, cola, and coffee -- in that order and not overly fragrant, really. Maltiness is overlayed with notes of old, soggy wood, cherries, and plucked peaches.
Taste: Chocolate, though light with a little sip of cola. Low roastiness. A pinch of table sugar precedes ripe peach and scantly tart juiced cherries. Underlying earthy woodiness, discreet and subtle. Sorry, I’m just never getting any apparent smokiness. The light tartness and fruitiness holds midway and well into the lightly spicy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s good, I liked it, I even almost ordered a second one.
Draft at Taco Mac. Deep brown with a tan head. Scent is smoke, chocolate and peach. Taste is woody, sweet and smokey. Not for me. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2012
On tap at Hop City, Atlanta. Surprised at how much I enjoyed this beer. Pour was slightly thinner than I expected, a deep dark brown but one that appeared to lack expected heft. Soft nose of chocolate malts and just a hint of fruit. Body is a bit slick, and fuller than the beer looks for the most part. Very fine flavors, rich and with just enough peach to complement and deepen the flavors. I’m probably imagining the skins taste here, but somehow there’s something about it that evokes a woody, even vaguely smoky quality that adds even more to what’s happening here. Dig it! SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 3, 2012
growler. clear brown with a huge, fluffy, whipped, beige head. chocolaty cocoa nose like count chocula cereal. lots of chocolate cereal notes in the flavor as well. only the slightest note of peach at first and it comes through as a light tang instead of an obvious peach flavor while it’s cold. more of the bruised peach flavors come out as it warms and are quite noticeable in the finish. very good..i liked it a lot. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Cybercat (5835) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Name: LoF Jarred’s Porter
Date: January 15, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: clear dark brown, ruby edges, creamy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich dry chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, light fruity sweetness, touch of tanic tartness, earthy smokiness grows as it warms
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Comes out of the tap a rich dark-chocolate brown with a creamy, almost Guinness-like light tan head. Malty, chocolaty aroma has smoky and, yes, peach notes and a nutty hint. Flavor has a malty core plus tones of peach, wood and smoke, as well as nutty and molasses hints. Creamy-smooth, firm-bodied texture has a decent amount of fizz and leaves a tingly, woody, slightly fruity finish. Pick this peach whilst you can!