imaragingbull (549) - Sydney, - 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
LesArgen (172) - 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 (7030) - 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.
Rangi (493) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was suprised by how pleasant this beer was. Subtle smoke flavour comes through on a thin dark poor. Was awesome with a duck I was having. Would have again.
Pyobon (792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) Cloudy brown with no head. Aroma is subtle with some smokiness. Light body and pleasantly fizzy. Flavour has a refreshingly light start which develops into a rich coffee, dark chocolate and smoky finish. Overall a very nice beer.
BarossaLuke (531) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a heavily smoked beer but one of the few made in this style in Australia. A medium bodied beer with hints of smokiness matched well by the other malt characters.
jmgreenuk (2595) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Dark mahogany pour with little lacing. Light malty aroma. Smoked malty taste, but was expecting much more smoke than this. Perhaps I'm more used to the European smoked beers that come more heavily smoked. A nice ale that I would certainly drink again but not what I expected from the label.
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Jado (387) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a dark brown with some lighter highlights. Couldn?t detect much on the nose. Taste is dominated by chocolate and mocha flavours, much like a porter. Didn?t get much smoke, apart from maybe a little tickle on the back of the palate. Well balanced and easy drinking.
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle. Pours a lovely dark colour, but unfortunately little to no head. Subtle smokey aromas. A nice beer.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting from June ’09
Soft pfffft from the bottle once the cap came off. Pour was lifeless, completely still in the glass once settled. Sparkling, deep ruby brown body. First whiff bought husky ash and burnt wood. A distinctive hint of biltong peaks through with aided mocha and treated pine notes also, interesting. Subtle though pronounced flavours of charred gamey meats, kola beer, honey and bonfire ash in the mouth. A light drawn out sweetness precedes some husky smoky dryness into the swallow which is relatively long and a continuation of the palate. The body is light, somewhat watery in texture. Carbonation is almost nil bar a slight crackle up front. Quite mellow overall, it would be bland when served chilled so I’m kind of glad it wasn’t when I tried it. Very easy to drink despite the lack of conditioning. One I’ll try again to be sure! (33cL, no date stamp, International Beer Shop, W. Leederville)