hrabren (772) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 7 Stern, Vienna, Austria. February 2014. Shared with lovely Anja, Dražen Kermit, Pero and others! Was already drunk while taking notes. Dark brown-red, tan to beige lasting head. Smoked ham, intense smoke aroma. To sweet, then to salty, excessive. Full taste is an illusion here, it’s the sugars! Excessive beer.
Cthulhu (936) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - FEB 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl. Dark brown hazy colour with medium to small head.Gentle smoked salmon aroma with some alcohol hints. Some roasted notes along with smoked salmon flavour. Medium body and carbo. Nice one.
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Wreckmeister’s balcony, Vienna, 25.7.2015. Thanks Wreckmeister. 6.3%abv. Brown red with a white film. Smoky, sausage, some spices aroma, like cumin and black pepper. Smoky and sweet, a little sugary and slightly sour taste. Light-to-medium body, a bit too flat, smoky finish. BB 16.2.15
Erzengel (7387) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer starts great roasted. Intense woods, great smoke with not too much sweetness or malt. Great and interesting smoke profile. The aftertaste is nice smokey, malty smooth. No sweetness, nearly no bitterness with a smooth fresh smoke.
geophagus (664) - Lubin, POLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 0.5 l) Trade with Werckmeister. Thanks Stefan! Brown untrasparent colour. Small, off white head, fast falling to slowly disappearing foam. Medium body, high carbonation, watery texture, mineral mouthfeel.. Aroma: Strong smoke, smoked ham, burned wood, medium strong banana, soft caramel Taste: Smoke, medium bitter, medium burned tartiness, light caramel malts, smoke finish, dry and a bit weird tatr aftertaste. Pleasant, complex aroma and decent taste. Not bad drinkability.
Werckmeister (1902) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 1st Rating, February 2nd 2015: bottle at home, bought at the brewpub. dark amber color, off-white head. smells smoked, bacon, some berries like cassis & sour cherries. full body, lots of carbonation, wooden notes, smoky, some fruits / red berry notes, light alcoholic / liqueurish. light malty bitter finish. taste is very subtle smoky (compared to armoma), which for me is a good thing. drinks pretty easy.
Rerate 25.07.2015. 500ml bottle at home. BB 02/2015. brown hazy color, small off-white head. smells smoky, earthy, bacon, ligthly sour, light fruit notes. medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes smoky, earthy, lightly sour, acidic, chorizo. finishes malty roasty, lightly sour, with smoke notes. still quite nice. I would give this again a 3.7, still quite nice, slightly more sour (after all this is almost 6 months old).
Saeglopur (1632) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub.
Dark brown, hazy body, with a medium, dense, creamy, beige head, that laces a lot.
Aroma mainly of bacon, also bread and sweet malts, like honey and caramel.
Taste with about the same aromas, but with the bready and sweet malts more in the foreground and also with a bit booze.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes with a lot of bacon again, roasty, sweet malty, a bit boozy and astringent.
Very nice! Not that extraordinary, but really quaffable and with a good balance between loads of bacon and sweet, smooth malts. Overall my favourite Rauchbier from Austria I’m always looking forward to at the beginning of the year!
fajry (1486) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Výčap 7 Stern. Tmavo hnedá farba, biela hustá pena. Vôňa údenej klobásky, anglickej slaniny. V chuti husté telo, jemne nasládlé, plné údenej klobásky a anglickej slaniny. Proste riadne zaúdené pivko, ktorého dochuť trvá šialene dlho. Chutné!
sturmthis (1083) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Amber color. Smells a little of berries. A sweet tasting beer. A really nice beer.
Cuso (7539) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from brewery bottle vending machine. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Strong smoked malt, sausages, bacon in aroma. Taste, smoked bacon, sausages, malty backbone, caramel. Long smokey finish. Nice.