madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
14th January 2012Travlr (24759) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Clear amber beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Mild carbonated sting in the tail. A reasonable level of smooth smoke. Slightly sweet malt with a little citrus underneath. Semi dry finish. All right.
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Bottle. Clear beautiful ruby color, medium tan head, great lacing. Aroma of subtle smoke. Taste is pumpernickel roasted over a campfire. Nice. cgarvieuk (24488) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle at home ... copper .. thin tan head ... big fishy smokkey nose... soft toffee malt ... juicy malts ... smokey wooody toffee malt ... jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper amber. White head. Nose and taste is mostly medicinal with smoke, BBQ meats, rye and sweet caramel. Medium body. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A: The beer pours an amber/mahogany color with an off-white head.
S: Very, very smokey. A bit of salt and meat, sort of like bacon, with a definite toffee undertone. A little bit of nuttiness and a mild chocolate aroma. Not much rye in the nose.
T: Like with the nose, a dominant smoke quality to the beer. A hint of dark fruit, along with some more meat and salt. Also as the nose indicated, there is a bit of toffee and nuts.
M: Medium in body and carbonation.
O: Not bad, but the smoke is really overpowering and you have to really reach to find anything else.
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of smoke, rye, light fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smoth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, ryeand ligt fuittiness with a smooth dry lingering smoke finish. djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with small white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is smoke and pepper. Thin mouthfeel with a roasted malt and smoke and light rye flavor. Good. Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle courtesy of TheGuy. Not just any guy, THE guy. What a guy. Thanks Chuck! Opened 6/23/11. Pours a clear brownish color with a medium creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Big smoky aroma. Really smoky. Smoke fruity notes and caramel as well, and I THINK a bit of a rye bite when I really look for it. The taste is also intensely smoky. Hickory, burnt wood, some rye notes are more present here, along with a bit of stone fruits. Medium bodied. This is not accented with smoke. This hits you across the face. Good thing I FINALLY got over my dislike of smoked beers. Not loving this one, as it is a bit too smoky for my taste, but still a good beer.
BeerandBlues2 (13315) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours clear dark amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention
with light lacing. Aroma is ash, smoked meat, spicy rye, pear fruity esters, and spicy hops. Flavor is spicy and earthy rye with moderate smoked meat, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoke, burnt plastic, dry latex, and toasted rye. Flavor of smoked fish, burnt rye, earth, and caramel.