jjgmd (2316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2017
With A, Christmas Eve 17, pours a dark pour with an ephemeral java head. Nose is smoke, bacon and malt . Taste is sweet malt with mild spicy smoke. Ends on sweet malty notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10 7-3-7-3-13 tnkw01 (1858) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle. Deep, dark brown in color with a small, tan head. Aroma had the smokey smell but not overpowering. Taste is rather smokey but with some coffee undertones. hauxe (1094) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2017
Can thanks to wombat23. Dark brown with a dirty tan head that’s foamy, somewhat fizzy, and soon subsides. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, smoked ham. Taste is bittersweet, full of smoked flavors, bbq, brown sugar. Finish is warming, somewhat harsh, ends with chocolate notes. Body is medium. Overall a middle of the road porter with a smokey, meaty twist. Good. hman43 (1974) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Dark brown almost black in appearance with a brown head. Flavors of sweet cherries, roast, slight smoke and hints of coffee. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Mild smoke aroma, with a touch of roast. Pours pitch black with a thin dark tan head. Smoke flavor is there, but not as pronounced as some smoked beers. I’m not picking up any salt, which I would expect with the talk of bacon and pulled pork. Full bodied, lingering smoke on the finish. Not bad, but not really what I was looking for.
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2017
DOC: 5/4/2017joecon (104) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 32A Classic Style Smoked Beer (base style: 20A American Porter)
AROMA: Minor smoke aroma; slightly sharp. Fairly strong presence of dark malts and chocolate. Hops are noticeable as well with a citrusy/floral character. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Dark black with brown edges. Large dark tan foam retains and laces well. 3/3
FLAVOR: More sweet than smoky/roasty, but not especially sweet overall. Dark malts drive the palette with general bittersweet chocolate taste throughout. Hops are actually quite prominent and exhibit a citrusy/floral taste. Bitterness is moderate. Smoke only appears briefly on the finish and is rather mild; there is no sensation of bacon or wood. Aftertaste is a little astringent. 10/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Texture is smooth. Hops, roasted malt and smoke leave a mild astringent aftertaste. Seems much lighter than 7.7% ABV. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Decent porter at the core, but does not work as a smoke beer. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: 29/50
A great red ale. Just a little hoppy. We love it. At about 7.5% ABV it is very drinkable. Very smooth!
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Hazy amber brown color tan head. Aroma of burnt espresso and campfire. Taste is burnt coffee and barbecue. Decent. rougeau13 (3346) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2017
On tap at Tapology. Very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of bacon, roast, molasses and dark fruit. Tastes sweet, roasty and lightly smoked. Medium bodied and smooth. nimbleprop (9059) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2017
16oz can pours a muddy brown with a ring of tan head. Nose is malt and smoked and BBQ sauce, root beer. Flavor is big and chewy with malt and BBQ sauce, earthy. Finishes dry and smokey.