Pours clear with a half glass of thick, tan foam. Retention is average or a bit better. Frothy as it recedes. Lacing doesn't exist in my pint glass.
Aroma is really light with just a touch of peat smoke coming through. Some citrus hops climb on board late.
Taste is sweet malt suppressed by smoke. The finish is a combination of smoke and peat while milk chocolate layers. The peat stays for a while but is always accompanied by a sweetness.
Medium body with a light carbonation.
Not a huge fan of smoked beers but this one isn't bad. One of the most drinkable that I have had. Still there isn't a ton going on with the beer but it is a good year old. Maybe age has stifled it original robustness. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Monday, October 24, 2011 at 21:11:25
Tasted: Monday, October 24, 2011
$5.29 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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