piscator34 (2621) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
Draft. Dark reddish brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of mocha and light smoke. Flavors are an interesting balance of ashy roast malt, pilsner malt, smoke, and a hint of dried cherry. Light bodied. Would pair well with grilled meats. Atom (2558) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, molasses, and licorice. Taste of sweet chocolate and molasses, earthy roasted malts, with a bitter hop finish. Lots of nice well balanced flavors and still very drinkable. Nice! fidelis83 (2497) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Pours dark brown with a 2 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is pretty smoky, seems like a blend with possibly a little peat in there, toast and nutty notes. Flavor is smoke, light char, roast, slightly burnt toasted bread, light earthy hops and nice minerality to the finish. Light to medium body, creamy, slightly chalky feel and light carbonation. Really tasty stuff, hard to beat a good smoked beer for a good price. Seems like it would fit better in the Schwarzbier or Smoked category though. portableparty (2379) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours brown/black with a nice tight foamy khaki head tat rests to a sudsy film that lasts. Aroma shows a subtle toasty malt with faint peat. Taste is bitter with roasted peat malt and earthy flavors and faint soy and hops. Palate is thin/medium with a drying finish. csaso (2328) - Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle - big tan foamy head, very dark brown color, big roasty and mild smokey malt aroma and flavor, some fruity hop balance, not bad overall
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pitch black pour, brown head..sweet grape like aroma, very easy drinking... Some coffe, good carbonation, over all i like it TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark with a little fluffy tan head. Aroma is smokey, breaded malts with a similar flavor. Bitter aftertaste with a little woody flavor. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a thick creamy tan head.
aroma is roasted malt, light coffee and smoke.
Nice chocolate malt and light smoke flavour. Very drinkable. Not too smokey or too sweet. Very well balanced. jmohno (1652) - Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Half inch of head,black mahogony pour but clear with red.Nice appearance.
Nose is almost belgiany.Sweet and spicey with almost a cinnamon spice.Herbal funk? Dark cherry.smoke.The blend maybe makes it seem funky.
I was thinking smoke when I really started thinking chimney sweep. Its there but nice and subtle with roast,smooth malty,spicey mineral,pretty robust roasty bitter finish.Smokey sweetness. Its nice to have a rich malty beer not have to be 8% abv to be malty like this one but still seem rich and strong. Pretty unusually malty for a lager but rich and good. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Best by 14JUN13
It’s near black with some nut brown hues below a fine creamy toasted sheet. Smells nice and roasty with soil, char, toast, some prunes and cocoa. Flavor follows suit with some nice roasted malts, dry soil, some hints of cocoa and leather - a really nice beer. Nice light body with a crispy carbonation and a wet finish (surprisingly). I like this beer quite a bit.