markducommun (1116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Darker brown black, opaque, slight deep tan head. Smoky, umami sausage, some deeper caramel roasted notes. Light bitterness, big sweet body. Long back of the mouth finish. Medium body, very chewy. Lighter carbonation. Alcohol is very understated. Quite nice.
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On tap at Winterfest 2012, pour was thick black with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of deep dark chocolate, smoke, hints of the oak and a slight vanilla/bourbon note,bits of coffee interspersed as well with some roasted qualities as well. Taste is pretty nice and rich, smooth smoky meat, chocolate and rich caramel mix into some slight oaky vanilla, the bourbon is pretty subtle here, touch of espresso bean as well, finishing fairly roasted, dry. Nice Travlr (24826) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Draft. Very dark maroon color, small tan edge head. Aroma of barbecue pork rinds. Taste is bacon and pork fat. Tasty. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. Pour was oily black brown with no noticeable head, but a thin tiny ring. Aroma was smokey peat and hints of wood vanilla and faint chocolate. Taste was malty chocolate and vanilla with some wood and pleanty of smokey peat. Palate was full slick and oily with a dry chalky finish. DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Sampled this at Winterfest 2012. Adds a nice bit of complexity and a thickened mouthfeel to Smoke which is already very good.
badgerben (5180) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Minnesota Winterfest 2012. Black color with a medium head. Smoky chocolate aroma. Strong Bamburg smoke flaovr. Light cherry? Slightly acrid finish. Full bodied. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has roasted malty weak smokey aroma with hints of bourbon. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hints of smoke and bourbon. Has a roasted malty weak smoeky bourbon finish. beernbourbon (1592) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Notes from FoBAB. Pour is black with a nice brown head. Aroma is large malt, faint bourbon, light wood, and only a touch of smoke. Flavor is wonderful round malt with the vanilla bourbon notes permeating the beer. There is also some light tobacco. The smoke does not really come out until the finish and is subtle but present. THe finish is also lightly sweet. A subtle yet tasty smoke beer. I liked it. User29624 (1683) - - NOV 15, 2009
FoBAB. Pours brown with tan head. Aroma of smoke and bourbon. Good smoked flavor with bourbon and vanilla in there also. Smoked meat flavor, I like it. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
FoBAB 2009. Pours a dark dark brown with smoke colored swirls. Aroma of smokey bourbon. Ash, Ham. Flavor is very smokey and bourbony, tasty, ham and bacon, a bit of alcohol in there too. Smooth mouthfeel but the barrel makes it a bit thin. Another ridiculous brew from Surly here. This beer was like camping.