TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp. Nose of heavy char, raisins, dates, woodsy smoke. Flavor is full on smoke, light coco, espresso with a dry, bitter, woody finish. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours nearly black with a nice brown head. Aroma is roast, smoked malt, coffee and chocolate. Big smokey chocolate flavor as well. Very nice! notalush (5895) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Thanks to Aaron for sharing - sweet baby Jesus this beer smells fucking amazing! - hefty, meaty campfire smoke, roasted marshmallow, peat, whiskey, chocolate - a tiny bit of astringency keeps it out of 10 territory - flavor is semi-dry, nutty, with chocolate, bitterness, char - intensely smoky, but despite this, only a mild bit of astringency creeps in (the one downfall of a good smoked beer) - some peaty/whiskey notes - very dry finish, with long-lingering smoke - love it. arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Pours dark black with off white head, thanks Aaron! Aroma has big notes of smoke, medicinal, bandaid notes, some slight chocolate, coffee, tons of campfire, smoke notes. Taste is really smoky and chocolate-y smore notes, with some slight sweet toffee, biscuit notes, finishing touch of smoke and dry notes. Really tasty for a super smoky beer. cubs (10651) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 Bottle courtesy of glouglouburp. Thanks again Dany! Dark brown appearance with a brown appearance. Huge smoky, bbq, smoky meat, burnt dak malty nose. Very big roasty, dark burnt, woody smoky, dark malty flavor. Nice smoky aftertaste. I’m loving it McDonalds stylie.
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle 341 ml GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Aroma: meaty, smoky character, slight acidic pit like , ham.
Appearance: quiet still, dark brown with lighter beige top. Ring of foam on glass.3+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: full bodied. Smoky, metallic with slight meaty tartness. Leafy bitterness blended in. Finishing with noticeable chocolate elements. late ash hints. Body in it self lightly carbonated. Listed at almost 9% yet felt lighter than that.
Thanks to Aaron for this 12oz bottle.
Pours dark, dark chestnut brown with hints of ruby around the edges. The head is small and leaves a thin collar throughout.
Aroma is really inviting with smoked malts mixing with caramel, peat and some hickory. It’s definitely got some molasses sweetness that balances out the smoke.
The taste doesn’t quite live up to the aroma as the smoke starts to take on a bitter character that’s not wholly unpleasant but it’s not as well integrated as the nose. There is a more prominent scotch/peat kick up front with the sweetness not really balancing things as well as I was hoping.
The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth with nice, soft carbonation.
Te nose on this beer really had me excited but the taste didn’t live up to the expectations. I’m a big smoked beer fan and I like this one...would have been a fantastic beer if the taste matched the nose. jgb9348 (6382) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Very dark brown coloured body with a lighter amber brown tint near the top when held up to a light - with a thin light brown-head. Aroma of rubbing alcohol, smoked peat, smoked nuts and smoked salmon with a touch of Worcestershire sauce as well. Medium-bodied; Pungent smokey flavour with a lot of meaty and mushroomy earthiness with a little sweetness, a lot of roastiness and more alcohol and smokey flavour at the end - potent. Aftertaste is quite complex with the smoke, alcohol and roastiness coming strong afterwards, with the strongest in the smoke flavour. Overall, a nice smoked beer with a lot of complexity and a pungent flavour. Great if you like the style and a bit too much smoke if you like it a bit lighter. I sampled this 341 mL bottle purchased from Marche des Saveurs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 04-December-2010 sampled at home a few hours before leaving for Montreal again, in Washington on 27-June-2011. jtclockwork (16831) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle thanks to Arch and glouglouburp. Pours black. Brown head. Nose of smoke, BBQ pork, ash pit, roast chocolate malt and vanilla beans and coffee. Taste is smoke, chalky ash, BBQ pit, chocolate and roast coffee. Body on the thinner side. Tasty. kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Nice dark brown body covered by a beige foamy head. Full smoky tornado smells wrap a note of floral hops. After the massive burned oak taste, this fully achieved beer shows great balance of nuts, spruce and butterscotch. You also have the impression of drinking salted sea air. A "digne successeur " of Calumet Grand Chef.