Dogbrick (12252) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 Sample at Fat Head’s in North Olmsted. This brew is a dark brown color with some amber around the edges. Medium light beige head that dissipates steadily, and stringy lacing. Smoked malt aroma with notes of hops. Medium body with a smoky character and flavors of roasted malt and hops. The finish is somewhat smoky and leaves an earthy malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Dark brown pour with an averaged sized off white head. Smoky, some meatiness, caramel and some earth. Chocolate as well.
Sammy (11517) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Barcade Jersey CIty. Dark coloured, little head. Above average mouthfeel, a treat for a cask. Good amount of smoke. Good drinkability.
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craft. Pours dark brownish black with off-white head. Nose is heavy rauchy dark malt, some chocoff. Has a medium palate, not super cfomplex, but the rauchy flavor is excellent. Not as dense and powerful as the Aecht offerings, but very good, with a smooth finish.
j12601 (9799) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger’s Victory event. Pours a deep dark black brown with a medium sized beige head which deflates steadily. Smoke, roast, toast, chocolate and coffee. Chocolate and coffee, nice carbonation, more chocolate and a hint of raisins. Lots of coffee and toast on the finish. Yummy.
blipp (8546) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Smokey campfire aroma, with roast, a light sweetness, and light coffee. The flavor is roasty and smokey with a light sweetness. Good stuff.
solidfunk (8069) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good light smoke and some dark chocolate. Pours dark brown with decent head and lacing. Some caramel. Thanks to gendv138 for this.
jredmond (7867) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft with Linh at blind tiger. Pours a dark brown body with reddish tint, no head but minor lacing. Aroma is burnt meat and smoke. Mouthfeel is thin to medium and very meaty. Again, with smoked notes in the taste as well.
vtafro (7034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Blind Tiger for Victory event. Dark pour with tan head. Aroma is smoke and toasted malts. Flavor has smoke, roasted, toasted, woody and light chocolate tones.
GenDV138 (6459) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Victory 20th anniversary event. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of maple syrup and light smoke. Tastes of roast, smoke, light chocolate, BBQ wood. Medium body with a dry finish. Smells a bit better than it tastes.