Labfrogg (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
This is discusting. Feels like I was sucking on bark and swallowed a horny toad. aguyintx66 (90) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark brown almost black with a dark tan head. Aroma of malt and smoke. Powerful smoky taste. Medium body, sticky with bitter long finish. ozarkspops (368) - - AUG 29, 2012
Dark dark brown pour. Not quite black. Medium dark brown head. Sweet smoky aroma. Mesquite smoke is about all I can taste. Sweetness from the malt. I love mesquite BBQ. So BBQ beer works for me.
---Rated via iPhone Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
APPEARANCE: Pours a dark brown with a short lived tan head and fair lacing. AROMA: Smoked malts, hints of chocolate and roasted coffee. TASTE: The taste is similar - smoked flavor dominates followed by a brunt coffee flavor with a nice subtle, but very present hop bitterness. MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodies and medium carbonation. OVERALL: A strong smoked flavor but not over the top; very drinkable and enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Courtesy of dcschiller. It pours mahogany with a tall rocky tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sort of smoky, sort of dusty and also sort of off-ness. Hmm? The taste is prickly with carbonation giving up roasted malts, molasses, a mild level of smoke and some tartness. It end with dark roasted malts as well as coffee and an odd off-putting tartness.
jhamp9 (1931) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, spice, roast and wood. Taste is bitter coffee, smoke, chocolate, and some spice. Smooth texture. Enjoyable. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Thanks to the kind soul that shared this at the last Tampa Weekly Tasting. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is earth, campfire, coal, and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar- woody smoke, earth, coal, and some chocolate up front with smoke and earth lingering around into the finish. Nice blend of smoke and porter. Medium in body and pretty nice. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Dark brown pour, tan head. Smoke aroma with some acrid roast and a tart note in the nose. Flavor is smoke, tart, bitter...infection? dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle acquired via trade. Pours a dark brown color with an espresso head. Aroma is smoke and a bit tart? Taste is sweet with more smoke. Dry finish. Decent. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
batch 007 courtesy of Kaggie97 via coldbrewky. deep dark oily black with ruby edges. Foamy tan head with amazing retention. Faint smoke and pepper in the nose bound by an inviting element of roast. Taste falls in order with a big but silky body. Sweet smoke lingers. What a treat.