bhensonb (15235) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle from ericandersnavy. My first TN beer. Pours really dark brown with a 2 finger creamy/bubbly tan head. Clearly the aroma is smoke. Almost bacon. Near full bodied. The flavor is smoke and some underlying chocolate and burnt malt. Rather smooth. Quite delicious. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle thanks to Rustyham! Dark black pour, minimal carbonation and a chocolately and good mellow smoke aroma. Flavor is also creamy and bitter bakers chocolate, some sweet vanilla and finishes with strong and lasting campfire aftertaste. Really enjoyed this one and will be looking for more. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle, thanks to the ericandersnavy for this, black viscous pour with espresso crema, malt roasty brisket aroma, flavor is charred cocoa , some malt roast coffee , oily finish chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle drank from a perfect pint glass, thanks to Chris...Light black pour with a light tan head, good retention and lacing...The aroma and taste are all smoke, but its charcoal and ashy smoke, ciggarette ash like, but not that bad. Some coffee notes to try balance this, but the ash dominates. A few sips of this is enough, not very drinkable. You can always tell which is the last tick of the night.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
12-oz. Thanks Monte. Pours jet black with a loose rim of burnt tan cream. Nice smoky nose--plenty of mesquite-y woodsmoke. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. Roast, dark chocolate, and lots of salty beef jerky on the mid-palate, washing out into a nice moderate ash finish.
jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Light tan head. Nose of smoke, roasty chocolate and vinous grapes. Taste is soapy ashy chalk, medicine, vinous grapes, smoke and chocolate. Off. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Nice dark roast nose, lots of chocolate, light molasses. Taste is rather dry, light dark chocolate, some coffee, light brown sugar and a hint of raisins. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2011
bottle thanks to bleeng. Pours black with a light-brown head. Nose is smoky, charred wood, campfire smell. Taste is smoky, charred wood, licorice, chocolate and slight cherry. Very tasty! Mouthfeel is medium-thin, dry, slightly bitter and coats the tongue. Yummy! Wish I had more. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2011
bottle at dak’s 7/29/10.
dark porter brown color with a tannish off white head.
aroma and flavor are rubbery tar, roast, some chocolate, brown sugar, peppery spicy hops, charcoal ash and camp fire-ish sweet smoke. it finishes a touch tart and lingers with more mellow smokiness.
thin bodied considering the alcohol (9%!) yet it is still slick and rich. 8/4/8/4/16/4+ Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - offwhite head. High smokey, roasted, berries, fruity, cherry, red berries, nice smokey, licorice, high malty. Nice.