Ding Points = 60.50
Pour: 80, Nose: 70, Palate: 50, Feel: 60, Global: 60
Purchased at Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. 500 mL bottle.
Jet black pour with a really dark, coffee colored head.
Nose and tastes deliver a large amount of smoke, but the beer lacks the meaty, solid quality of many smoked beers and in that respect feels a little light. Tobacco features with some leathery components, but the beer lacks a sweet edge that really needs to accompany the smoked malts. Slightly too bitter for me and this beer frankly lacks the charm and subtlety of many other smoked beers.
I was disappointed. Not up to speed for me.
Other: 7.5% ABV, American Imperial Stout, 500 mL bottle.