NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Fobab VI. This version was Cedar Smoke, not sure if the original is aged on Cedar as well. At any rate, this was hugely awesome. Dark brown/black pour. Nice and big beefy nose jumps out with some very good woody undertones. cigars jump out at you as does tobacco and chocolate. A little bit thin in the body, but damn fine otherwise. Very good. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
Tap at the Blue Door. Pours charcoal black with a tan head. Smells and tastes of dijon mustard, mild smoke, and wood. Creamy for a smoked beer, but really balanced. Perfect for a hearty meal. This beer makes me miss Germany, bad. DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Growler courtesy of Beerlando.I love the nose on this.Liquid smoked meat in a bottle, how can u go wrong?The flavor was full smoked meat, not the usual campfire smoke.Lots of flavor here, pretty solid brew. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra at BSAF. Smoked bacon! That’s all I got. Huge brew. Best smoked I’ve ever had. One of the highlights. portableparty (2347) - 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!
daknole (11044) - 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. Fred82 (2315) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to mikesgroove.hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Appearance : Black, small head
Aroma : Smoke, roasted malt, caramel.
Taste : Smoke, roasted malt and caramel. Noce smokiness and roastiness on the finish. No trace of alcohol. Fairly dry.
Overall : Wow this was really awesome. Really drinkable and tasty. Body is rather thin. So much flavour in a thin, well balanced drinkable beer. Not much complexity but just really well done.
bomber recapped from nbutler. consumed 4/17/10.
opaque pour is a very dark brown shade of black with a small tan head.
nice mellow, rich and sweet smoky aroma... along with chocolate, ashy roast, light sourness, wood and a raisin-like fruitiness which play a secondary role.
rich fudgey flavor... sour smoky salami, umami, raisins, molasses, roast, faint vanilla and a tart finish are all in great harmony.
it is full bodied and hearty yet terribly easy to drink... especially with some tasty welsh cheddar! 8/5/8/4/17/+
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 From a bottle, last beer I had as a bachelor. I am a sucker for smoked beers, and Surly does this one right. Nose is smoke and burnt malt . Good smoke profile without being harsh or biting. Lots of big malt in the mouth, very smooth, though the smoke prevents it from being "creamy". Really solid beer...also great out of the brite tank at DDay, though the smoke was not as pronounced. WymanJ (49) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 Tap in a pint glass at Surly Brewery. Wow! This one had a great smokey smell and flavor - I’ve never tried any other smoked beers and this was a great introduction! An interesting and complex lager, with the flavors changing as I sipped. Very strong in alcohol content as well as flavor. I definitely want to drink this again!