RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
This Schlafly specialty is a medium-bodied black ale brewed with a small amount of smoked malt. Expect a rich, roasted flavor and a smooth, smoky finish. (Available early January.)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23350) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft at Meridian Pint. Clear deep reddish briwn, beige head. Aroma of straw on fire. Taste is slightly meaty campfire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy smoked malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy smoked sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good smoked brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12466) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. This homage to the Alaskan benchmark pours a mostly clear dark brown color with some ruby around the edges. Thin sheet of lacing on the glass. The aroma is smoky with touches of roasted malt and chocolate. Medium body with a smoked character that never becomes overbearing, as seems to be an issue with some beers of the style. Flavors of malt, chocolate and nuts are present. The finish is smoky with roasted malt lingering. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (10919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Sampled on tap at the 2010 Indiana Winterfest. Poured dark brown with a brown head. Aroma had strong roasted malt flavor with an undertone of smokiness. Flavor was more smokey and balanced a bit with the roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9848) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Draft sample at Hop in the City 2010. Pours a cloudy brown with ruby tints and a small beige head. Aroma of smoked hickory, roasted barley malts, chocolate, pepper, and earth. Flavor of hickory-smoked pork, roasted barley malts, toasted brown sugar, light pepper, chocolate malts, and peat. Medium-bodied, with a smoky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Some of the people I came with thought this was too smoky, but I thought it was fairly dialed down. The palate has a lot of incongruent notes going on, but there are a lot of interesting flavors. Id like to see this again on tap or in bottles sometime soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Keg @ Meridian Pint. Reddish ber pour with a small head. Aroma is honey and smoked ham. Some ink pot. Taste of ham and nuts. Cocoa cola. Coho plate and red berry. Mild fire pit. Medium body, soft carb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (7288) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
pours black . Smell is smoked, with bacon aspects . Taste is bitter, smoked in the back , rather than upfront . OK , as far as smokebeers go .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (7115) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Enjoyed at the Tap Room. Very dark with a bit of red. Nice creamy tan head that lasted nicely and left a layer of lace. Pleasant and interesting aroma was smoke, coffee, peat, roasted nuts. Flavor is exactly as the aroma. Very nice and tasty. Understated. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint during their Schlafly Total Tap Takeover. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of smoke, tobacco, chocolate, roast. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, light smoke, roast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6548) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2006
On tap at the Taproom, 2/18/06: Opaque and black with an off-white head. Little aroma and very little "rauch" to back up the title ... But this is actually a delicious, drinkable porter and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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