Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, - MAY 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beige lacey head, with tawny brown body. Obvious smoke aroma, possibly at the expense of any other body. Medium length and complexity despite the differnce of the smoking. My first Aussie smoked beer.
Melbourne, at the Beer Cafe.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
okay smoked beer. The smokey flavour is pleasant but there’s nothing else in this beer to keep it interesting.
Muggus69 (1909) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lovely ruby body with a firm tan head.
Good nose; prominent smokiness - woody, meaty, slightly earthy - with a solid measure of toasty, nutty, toffee, slightly chocolatey malt.
Medium full body, drops away off the palate somewhat quickly with a slight drying smokey astringency.
Subdued on the palate - dry meaty smoke, burnt nuts, cocoa, some floral hop notes on a dry finish with moderate bitterness.
Not bad, like the level of smoke, would be nicer with a bit more body.
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Really nice smoke flavour, like drinking smokey bacon, but still super well balanced. Worth a go if you like smoke.
ShaneJ (818) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk (March 2014). Dark brown, 1cm tan head, oaky/smoky, some citrus, bitter cocoa, some sweet caramel for balance, smoky bitter finish. Ok.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown colour with a black with a ruby tinge. Small slightly tanned head. Very smokey aroma as expected. Smells almost of over-roasted coffee with some chocolate. Taste has an initial bitter tinge of cocoa and coffee, followed by some malt sweetness and a slightly citrus flavour. Rounded out with a smokey finish. Not sessionable but nice with dinner
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap great northern hotel nice aroma hard to discribe nice dark brown roasted taste
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Med brown w loose head. Mellow, balanced smokey ale, with toasty, slightly caramelly malts like marzen.
LesArgen (298) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A smoky aroma as advertised, but there’s also citrus, a little chocolate and some apricot. The flavour is quite sweet with some citrus and caramel. I’ve no idea what makes a good smoked beer, but it’s a nice beer - good body and length - even if it’s not quite my cup of tea.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mrs Parmas, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
As "3 Ravens Dark Smoke".
Sweet, smoke, a bit roasted, cocoa taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness. Dry, grainy, slight roasted aftertaste. Sweet, smoked scent. Clear, dark brown color, off-white head.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours ruby opaque brown amber with not much head and no lace. Light burnt toffee aromas, hints of smoke and bacon and light herbal hops. Medium body, complex malt character toffee chocolate, pitted fruit and bready biscuit. Finishes semi sweet and lightly dry, refreshing character