drsordr (2659) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Older bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour dark cola brown with thin tan head. Nose, sweet malt, almost like grape juice, maple, and smoked peat. Taste starts sweet, then smokey malt, then woody maple instead of syrup. Slight earthy. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2016
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Maple, roast, some smokiness, caramel, and some woodiness. Homer321 (5071) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. Lots of smoke in the nose. Lots of smoke. Many smoke. Much smoke smoke after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2016
750--thanks, N! Awesome unexpected treat. Pours a murky near-black ebony with a loose and creamy tan head that disappears. Big sweet nose, showing dried fruit and overripe dark pitted tree fruit and then a candied bacon note coming in kinda outta nowhere. Creamy thick sticky body with moderate carb. Fruity, smoky mid palate, not really coherent. Heavy cloying finish. Interesting combination but can’t really call it a triumph. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2015
Sour&bitter. Deep brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of smoke, sweets and liqurice. A flavor of smoke, sweets and liqurice.
juiceisloose (1491) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2015
750 ml bottle aged a few years now. Pours a dark brown color with hints of red at the edges and topped by a thin khaki colored colored head that quickly fades to a thin film that leaves streaks of lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of smokey meat and smoked malt to go with notes of toasted caramel, oak laden vanilla, and maple syrup. I was hoping for more maple syrup, but the smoke tends to over power it. The flavor follows suit with more toasted oak, caramel, maple syrup, and smoked meat. Notes of oaky vanilla and smoke adds more depth and balances things out. Nearly full bodied with average carbonation that leads to a lengthy smokey finish. The flavor is showing some signs of oxidation and the maple syrup isn’t as prevalent as I would have hoped. Still a very tasty beer with nice levels
of smoke that hides the alcohol well. This has still held up well and I enjoyed it. ineedbeer (2152) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Aroma has lots of malt notes. Tons of dark caramel and toffee with a bit of a tootsie roll character. Light maple and burnt sugar notes. Faint oak and alcohol spice. Hints of tobacco, leather and medium light smoke. Pours dark brown with some burnt amber hues and a small, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes to a thin film, thicker on the edges that seems to linger. Medium light lacing and legs. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with a lot of dark caramel and toffee. Lighter burnt sugar and maple syrup notes. Faint oak notes with hints of vanilla. Light tobacco and leather with medium light smoke and hints of ash. Medium bitterness and hints of alcohol spice. Some light oxidation is presenting itself. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Medium low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, not the most impressive beer from these breweries. The malt character turned out a bit too dark and astringent and masks some of the sweet maple syrup that should be more prevalent. Good, but not great and also past its prime. The smoked character also doesn’t seem to help the beer. slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"seems like the smoke character comes out more in the aroma and flavor with a little age. maple and smoke are a nice touch, everything else takes a bac seat. sweet flavor of dark fruit, chocolate, maple and smoke. medium bodied, full flavored." merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Aroma: Smokey Malts, Mild Pancake Syrup, Mild Burnt Bread
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Burnt Malts, Mild Syrup
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Sweet maple, some smokey malt aromas. Vanilla, light sweet maple, oak and smoke flavors.