just brewed it once. with the sugar i was going just for an ABV kick. don't think i'd put it in next time so i could test out the original recipe...it was a last minute whim. i'm guessing it dried the taste out a bit too.
one thing i definitely want to try is the typical 8 oz of maltodextrin at 15 mins, just to see what it adds to it to mouthfeel.
the smoke flavor is definitely right on. it's more than a hint, but not like drinking a campfire.