DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
GABF 08: Thin, smokey nose in a meaty, slightly tangy way off this dark, almost black beer. just a halo of suds restrained the thick, mealty, chocolate, smokey flavors from escaping...This has a nice balancing hop character behind it as well. Definite smoke Bomb. Definitely meaty. Very well done! mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2010
I would really say this is more of a porter then a smoked beer. I tasted some roasted flavor but not really anything too smokey.It rather sweet which I personally like. I could taste some coffee in there. IrishBoy (4199) - 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. 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. 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
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Pours a jet black with little or no head. Aroma is smoky sausage and hoppy sweetness. Taste is smokey caramel, toffee and just goodness. Palate is good balaced. Good finish. Overall a pretty great beer. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2011
A - Pours a dark black-brown color with a big finger of brown-tan head. The head fades slowly down to a thick ring around the glass leaving behind some nice lacing on the glass.
S - Aroma is bursting with smoke and oak aromas. There is a touch of chocolate and even some smoked meats in there as well.
T - Starts off with a nice smooth hit of smoke and oak flavors with some nice vanilla flavor. Touch of chocolate flavor mixed in as well. Through the middle, some more roasted flavor and a bit of coffee comes though. The finish is a mix of oak and smoke with a bit of chocolate that lingers really nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. The beer is smooth and just a bit creamy. The smoke flavor really coats the mouth and provides some warming at the finish.
D - Fairly drinkable, especially considering how bold the flavors are, but that is just how smooth it is. The smoke flavor is really strong and fits right in with the beer. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Bottle pours deep mahogany, almost black, with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of smoke, salted meat, dark chocolate, oak, and roasted nuts. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of coffee, molasses, light ash, and toasted marshmallow. MAFountain (19) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 I could imagine this being any better. Smoke, leather, oak. Great carbonation... Not to thick, not to thin. I would buy this again without hesitation. Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2012
Tasting @ Home with J&C, October 2011. Bottle from a trade with tytoanderso. Many thanks Tyler ! Very very dark brown almost black with a nice lasting brown head. Roasted malty aroma, smoke, ash,caramel, oak wood,coffee. Amazing ! Taste is amazing, at first an ice smokey blact, then comes the roasted flavours, wood,caramel. Great one !