AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
adamjackson (757) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – OCT 15, 2012
S – Very interesting. Smells a bit tart with lacto and acetic properties and some roasted malts. A tad bit of coffee.
T – Sweet and a raspberry tart at the finish. Start is roasted malts, smoked malts (liquid smoke?) and very heavy toasted everything. The finish is what brings this all together with a cider raspberry sweetness which does eventually fade away revealing the smoke again.
M – very well carbonated, medium body and carbonation.
O – This is a great beer BUT it’s just too smoky for me. Everything else about it is nice and I do appreciate the cider characteristics. It tastes so much like a mild porter that got infected and was beefed up with some fruit additions.