phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pretty rich smokey beer from Surly. Had this on tap in Chicago and although my review was a bit vague, I described it in this manner: Dark brownish black. Big campfire smokiness with a full meltdown of chocolate, smores, black licorice and barbecue. Noticeable boozer. But pleasent all around! JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle from tytoanderso, thanks!!
I really enjoyed this beer and think it’s great. Wonderful smokey nose followed up by an expertly brewed, well balanced beer, where the smokiness is complemented beautifully by other flavors Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
Bottle from tytoanderso - thanks! Pours a brown black with not much head. Aroma is sesame, oak, coffee and smoke. Has a nice smoked pine/oak aroma and nose. Not overkill, and not too little. Finishes clean. Flavor is lightly sweet, but not too sweet at all. Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Black body with not much head.Oak,chocolate,marsh mellows,and a small hop finish is what i pick up in the nose.In the flavor i grab smoke,oak,and hops.Very nicely done. IrishBoy (4202) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bomber shared by iowaherkeye. Nose of prunes, light smoke, and light sweetness with a hint of vanilla. Clear dark cherry brown with a few bubbles. Flavor is very light bitterness, smaoke, and a bit of vanilla.
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2010
750ml bottle from ncmussell. Thanks. Pours an opaque black-brown color with a small tan head that immediately disappears. The aroma is light with smoke, cola and earthy hops. The flavor is mellow smoke, oak, earthy hops, coffee, tar and a touch of licorice. The palate is full and smooth. The finish is long and dry. Overall: A very mellow smoked beer, much enjoyed. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
22oz bottle poured into small pub glass. Pours a dark brown almost black in color with a moderate white head. Aroma of smoked malts. Medium carbonation with smooth mouthfeel. Taste of roastiness/smokiness however not overwhelming like other smoked ales, nicely balanced. Great showing by Surly markas101 (2455) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2010
Atomic Coffee, Moorhead, MN. Jet black, roasted malt and smoked sausage aroma. Very nice carbonation level, velvety with a building bitterness. Long finish, smoke and sweet mingling with a nice alcohol burn. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2010
Thanks to nbutler! Dark brown pour, nice tan head. Light bacon, chocolate, roasted malt, prunes and some toffee in the aroma. Flavor has some smoke, but not overly insane amount. Good chocolate and roasted malt too. Very well done beer. One of my favorite smoked beers to date. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
750ml bottle to my favorite glass. Pour is a black brown with a quick tight tan head that dissipates to nothing on top. Scents of chocolate cake coffee molasses and some smokey wood. Flavor is full of smokey wood chocolate coffee and sweet tobacco which finishes spicy dry. This is a very flavorful porter, surly really takes there time with theses limited runs. Two thumbs up!