Smoglifter - Brash Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +1%
A-black with a brown head that faded quick with some lacing
S-chocolate with some smoked oak with hints of hops
T-smoked chocolate and coffee with a strong hop aftertaste that has a heavy alcohol warming that last til the end
M-full body and and low carbonation
O-this beer has a an outstanding taste and aroma
03-02-2014 01:27:24 | More by a0lbudman
3.96/5 rDev 0%
Poured into a pint glass at Roy's bad movie night. Feature video: Battlefield Earth.
A: Tar black. A thick, one finger mocha head that takes its time whittling down to a bubble ring 'round the glass. Nice lacing.
S: Chocolate and coffee dominate with an oak-y presence.
T: Charred chocolate with a heavy load of coffee. Reminds me a lot of Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout, which is a good thing. Semi sweet, rich, very robust. A slightly bitter, charred finish.
M: Medium to heavy feel with pretty strong carbonation. Frothy on the tongue.
O: Definitely lifts the smog with a coffee alertness that kept me awake during the really bad Travolta scenes in Battlefield Earth. At least the beer was good.
02-03-2014 21:16:27 | More by brewskifan55
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
Kenwood Liquors - Homer Glen, IL
Onyx. A black beer for sure. No light exits the body. A soft beige head doesn't amount to much until I pour from high and then it rises to a finger in height. The head is creamy and fairly dense but recedes after a minute to a thin ring and swirling skim coat. Thick drink lines get left behind. A good looking stout to be sure.
We've got a pretty intense aroma coming off of this guy. Cocoa, cocoa, cocoa. Cocoa is deep, dense and powdery. Vanilla, cream, coffee, and roasty barley all play big roles. Roasty barley is the main player, besides the added cocoa of course, while a drizzle of molasses and cookie dough maltiness hang around in the background. I'm a fan of the smell but it needs to warm quite a bit before really popping.
Now this is the sort of milk stout I can get behind. There's a good dose of roast from front to back that bitters up on the swallow. Creamy lactic sweetness comes in mid palate but it's soft and complimentary instead of sticky. Cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and macadamia nuts are all present and add depth. A touch of pine hoppiness flashes through on the finish and cleans things up. Nice!
The body is rich but creamy, dense but soft. The weight is moderate heavy and fits the flavor profile well. A touch of booze creeps up the throat and dries out the swallow which in turn accentuates the much appreciated roasty bitterness. All works well but especially that bitterness from the roast.
Well, well, I have to admit I didn't expect to like this beer as much as I am. There's a lot of depth and flavor profiles that I really enjoy in stouts. I'm a milk stout guy but often they become too sweet, not here. The roast rules the roost. I'll be buying more of this.
01-25-2014 03:06:34 | More by joe1510
3.44/5 rDev -13.1%
Found this beer at some store or other in Grand Rapids. Not familiar with this brewery. Poured into North Coast tulip.
A - Jet black, with tan head which receded awfully quickly, leaving no lacing. Entirely opaque.
S - Smoky chocolate, cocoa nibs
T - Plenty of bitterness, with an initial richness brought on by the lactose which is very pleasant. However, the initial flavour writes cheques which the body can't cash - fades quickly, and leaves very little but nondescript bitterness on the finish.
M - This is the only thing really holding the beer up. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous, with ideal carbonation. I suspect any impression of richness in the taste owes a lot to the mouthfeel of this brew.
O - Disappointing for the price. A study in viscosity, and not much else. I will not purchase this again.
01-22-2014 02:19:56 | More by FirstBrewsoon
3.91/5 rDev -1.3%
Practically black. Light brown head forms a solid ring.
Creamy milk chocolate, dark cocoa, light smokiness, and tree bark earthiness. A lot of roast, but creamed by lactose. Char never gets a foothold.
Chocolate, with a darker lean, roast bitterness, faint smoke, bright booziness, milk, and stovetop oatmeal. Really good flavors. Some espresso notes come into play, also. Good stuff.
Boozy and kind of huge. Body has imperial milk stout written all over it. Perhaps, a tad lighter. Works pretty well, minus what feels like a very high ABV.
I got a single pour, not an entire bomber... so, I'm happy with my portion.
01-19-2014 17:55:49 | More by thecheapies
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/30/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big cream, milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toffee, fudge, vanilla, light coffee, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with nice complexity of sweet chocolate/roasted malt notes; with great strength and no booziness. Taste of cream, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, vanilla, toast, light char, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cream, milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial milk stout. All around great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, cream, and cocoa flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
01-13-2014 00:44:39 | More by superspak
Smoglifter from Brash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.