hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
On tap at the KSBF ’09. Poured a dark brown (almost black) color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, some smoke meatiness, and roasty. Tastes of the same smokiness, roast, and had a light bitter finish. Not overly smoky. Body on the thinner side. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours dark brownish black w 1f tan head and great lacing. Nose is huge smoked dark malt, cacao. Tastes rauchy, with dark malt, and some dry coffee and hop notes. Medium palate heft, decent complexity, and a solid smoked malt bill. Very good. radagast83 (8050) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Poured a bit of a brown color with a small light off-white head. Aroma was smoked malts, lots of smoked notes dominate this one. Light nutty notes from the malts, sweetness. Toasty. Smoked finish. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at Lancaster Taproom. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is smoked and roasted malts, light earthy notes, light ash, and light pork. Flavor is roasted and peated malts, earthy hop bitterness, light ash, light smoked meat, and faint chocolate; dry, smoked finish. Medium body and carbonation. snoworsummer (5693) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at the taproom. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes very smokey and very ashy. Earthy and dry like charcoal. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like ashy coals and smoked wood.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with a mostly white head. Smoked malt, peat, campfire, salty bacon a smokey dominated malt aroma. Flavor is similar smoked ham, bacon, rauch with a mild warming and char. A nice smoked ale. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
750ml Bottle (Very tough cork): Aroma of smoke, Bamburg wood, smoked meat, and slight ash. Poured brown in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is neither sweet nor bitter. Tastes of smoke, Bamburg wood, smoked meat, ash, fireplace, and light wood. Medium body. Dry texture. Soft carbonation. Smoke, Bamburg wood, and light smoked meat finish is dry. Very smoky, but not much to the body or overall palate. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Tap at Blue Dog Pub. Pours a deeper brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, charred wood, almost solventy notes. Flavor is very smokey. Smoke really covering up malt of the porter. A bit too smokey needs some porter there to help balance it. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ keg ][ 4oz ][ @Spring House Brewery ][ $2 ][ mini tumbler ][ 04.30.16 ]theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
sepia, large-bubbled oily cap. Roasty cobweb oak nose, light anise, smoke plenty. Front is heavy anise bordering on jam fruitiness, smoke all over oaky mid palate. Definitely smoked at this point, finishing camp-firish with leafy chocolate hints, some salty smoke, creamy body allowing it to continue through end.
750 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is brown ruby, mostly clear with a smallish off white head that falls fast. Aroma is pure and full smoked peat, big and charred. Really not much else, eventually some roasted malt pokes through. One dimensional. Taste is more of the same, just pure charred smoke and peat. Light touch of the roast malt. Palate is medium, mouth coating (and sinus engulfing) and just the residual char. Wow, smoke bomb, one dimensional but still a fun one. Thanks Eugene.