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Smoke On The Bayou | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States
buffbrew.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by champ103 on 10-07-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
74
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
56.57%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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4.33/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aged 9 months. Mellow Caramel. Little smoke.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am not so much a sour ale kind of guy & this ale has sour yeast in it, but man does this beer makes sense. The sour note goes so well with the caramel malt & the hint of smoke.

Appearance-Light tan quarter-inch Head of foam. Sexy hue of amber/dark red, ranges from orangey pekoe tea to rich mohogany to dark ruby red.

Smell-man, an interesting tart apple aroma! Sweet smoke, mild peat, sweet malt.

Taste-tart, sweet red apple, sweet toasted malts, slightly dry smoke aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-slightly sticky, medium body.

Overall-a truly sexy, light scotch/ red ale with a fun tart twist!

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

No head at all; dank sugar nose with little appeal; almost sour off putting flavors. A bad bottle? or a bad concept?

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3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm never a fan of Scotch Ales, but received this as a gift. Actually not bad, maybe the best Scotch Ale I've had. Not sure about the "taste of Houston" thing on the label - being from Dallas, that is not a city I really want to taste ;)

Not bad, but not one I'll go seeking out.

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3.61/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 11/14/14

A: Deep brown, dark at its core, with some burnt caramel around the edges - pours with a medium-large, fluffy tan head - keeps a solid cap, leaves some sheets of lacing - pretty

S: Bready with a lot of caramel - not a malt bomb, but there is a definite emphasis on the malts - chewy bread, caramelized malts, caramel candy, molasses - very fruity, with some dark fruits - raisins, plums - nice level of sweetness - utterly lacking smoke, which is a little confusing considering the name of this beer

T: Sweet bread - very grainy - bread, lightly toasted biscuits, caramelized malts, malt extract, caramel candy, molasses - a range of sweetness, with some dark fruit sweetness, and a sweetness reminiscent of maple syrup - not exactly what I would expect in a Scotch ale, but whatever

M: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, finishes with some sweetness and booze

O: Sweet buffalo juice

This is odd. It's interesting, but it almost feels like it needs more time to develop. And it also needs smoke. Regardless, I like it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.91/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber pours a mostly clear copper color with a modest cap of light beige head. Not much for retention and lace.

I am perplexed by this odd tropical fruitiness...pineapple and mango - where the f*** did these aromas come from? Malts are vanilla, with a light caramel apple nose. Interesting and not at all what I was expecting...where is the smoke? Where is the wee heavy??

Taste gets a little back on track with a nice fruity scotch ale base with a hint of smokiness. I still cant figure out why there is such a disconnect between the flavor and the nose, but man is it a big disparity. The smoke is incredibly light unfortunately, and the malt is more 60 shilling than wee heavy. For 10+ bucks a bomber I was hoping for a little more umph. This is utterly unimpressive and pretty much an embarrassment at that price point. Ive had better Brown Ales....really?? Shame on you Buffalo Bayou.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one offers the taste of Houston on the label, which being from houston, kind of scared me ;-)

This one pours a blackish tan with a nice decent head that settles a bit fast leaving a moderate lacing down the glass.

The nose is definitely smoky malt and hops , spice and malt blend that is not powerful, but is good.

The taste is pleasantly bitter which dominates the nicely toasted malts that leave a very complex and dry flavor to satiate the palate.

The moutfeel is rich and not heavy. Just right for this one.

Overall a very drinkable beer that I will definitely be drinking again.

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