scarletfire65 (1507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Draft at First Draft in Chicago. Lots of toffee and roasted malt. Light smoke. Really nice light body, lots of flavor packed into a dark, drinkable beer. Doesn’t feel watery at all. Light smoke and detectable salt round this out. Outside the box and it seems like this brewery gets better as the months go on. mfhennig (286) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2016
From a bomber, pours a dark reddish brown with a beige head that faded quickly, nice lacing. Aroma is smokey peat and malts. Flavor is toffee, caramel, raisins. Needs to be a bit thicker, maybe kick up the ABV a bit. Another solid brew from Pig Minds! kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Poured from draft at World of Beers in Evanston. Black with off white foamy head. Sweet fruity and malty aroma. Taste is fruity - no smoke. I wonder if he poured the wrong beer. It's good tho Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
This is a nice, malt-accented brew w/ just a touch of smoke. It’s clear garnet brown color w/ a long-lasting head of white bubbles. Its nose is mild and very slightly smokey but some sweetness in the taste really brings out some roast and chocolate notes. This is a full bodied brew w/ nice, creamy carbonation. It finishes w/ a full lingering sweetness and a touch of dark chocolate bitterness. This is definitely worth a gander if you are a fan of the style. nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Tap at Pig Minds. Brown body, respectable beige head. Smoky caramel toffee aroma. Rather mild, almost undercarbonated. Dry on the palate, maybe a touch of roastiness. Very smoke forward, the body is a little hollow though, doesn’t back it up much. Fresh vibrant flavors nonetheless. OK. Sessionable and clean.
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2016 At the brewpub. Malty smooth with some smoke but not like drinking a campfire. Peat flavors as well. Nice. Serving: Tap beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
On draught at the brewpub. Arrived black with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma of mild smoked peat and chocolate. What a great combination! The flavor is the same great marriage of smoked peat and chocolate. Smooth on the palate and very well rounded. Mild bitterness at the finish. A delicious and excellent ale. zebra (2312) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
on tap @ brewpub. part of the most generous sampler i’ve ever had. wish it were more smokey and more Scottish. cbfobes (2891) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at the brewery, pours a clear dark brown with a thin white headm, the aroma has a good amount of caramel and fruit notes, kind of like the Ester, the flavor has a ton of malt and caramel with a nice big sweet finish, the abv shows in the finish some, really not my style but still well done. I don’t think I’ve had a bad beer from these guys, nice. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Another great beer from these guys. This was my last beer of the night and my actual rating is unreadable, so ill have to come back sgain to give it another go.