mcox90 (1981) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a mahogany dark brown with a solid one finger tan head. Aroma is roast, nuts, light chocolate and a little wood stove smoke. More light chocolate and nuttiness in the flavor. Roasted malt, a little bit if wood and a touch of smoke. Not a lot, kind of like a neighbor’s wood stove a couple doors down. Medium bodied and dry.
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tan-mahogany. A-Roasty/leather/molasses-dk malt, earhty. T-sweet roasty/leather/chocolate/molasses-dk malt, with an offset of earthy hops. The smoke comes through slightly but more as a leather/sourish character.
puboflyons (3231) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bomber. The pour is deep black with a long lasting, foamy beige head that dances delicately on the top. Next to opaque. The aroma is bother smoked and sweet but not much in the way of coffee. Decent dark malts and even a bit of vanilla. The body in medium. The taste is deep in dark malts, sweetness, and the vaguest smoky quality lurking on the backside. Yes, I would have it again.
johnnnniee (3948) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of caramel and chocolate with a hint of earthy hops and a nice compliment of sweet woody bacon. The flavor is sweet with caramel and milk chocolate with a hint of cherry and a solid shot of smokey woody phenols. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet and somewhat tart mouthfeel. Nice smokey dark beer, very well done.