Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pennsylvania. The label shows a roaring fire and calls this beer "an intriguing dark ale with a touch of smokiness".
Very malty caramel aroma with just a hint of smoke. The smoke is MUCH more apparent in the flavors. Plenty of roasted malt, char and ash along with it too. Quite the malt bomb--caramel, dark fruits and cocoa power stand up to the smoky flavors and work pretty nicely together. Thank God there is none of that meaty savory smokiness in this beer--such a turn off.
There is enough hoppy balance to offset the initial sweetness, and the carbonation is fairly high, also breaking up much of a hefty body. The 7.5% alcohol was not really noticeable at all. I was surprised to read it was that high after I had already finished the bottle. Not a bad beer. Check it out.