wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Pours a deep red/brown color, with creamy/bubbly head which leaves behind a creamy film. Very strong, smokey aroma, smells like beef jerky. Full bodied taste, with lots of malts, very dominated by smoke taste. The smoke flavor is so pungent in this beer that I found it hard to finish the whole thing, although and interesting and unique brew, I think a regular 350ml bottle would have been a more suitable amount. Good palate, perfect carbonation and mouthfeel.
First smoke beer i’ve ever had, and I really enjoyed it.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Not as intensely smoky as I remembered, this is good! Reminds me of the smoked cheese you can get everywhere in Sweden, only better.. much better. The smokiness here is more complex and complemented very well by the malty sweetness. The only problem I have with this beer is that I can only get it pasteurized... Guess I’ll be heading for Bamberg sometime...
estoves (41) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber to brown body with a one and a half finger ashy head, head is creamy white som bobbles in it.
Aroma is smoke and smoked meat.
Smokey taste and som last.
The smoke is very intense and woody almost like an forestfire.
The aftertaste is reminds me of how your clothes smell after you have been at an bonefire.
Some bitternes in the aftertaste.
Palate is mouthtfilling thick and creamy.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2008 (Re-rate) Mostly chocolate with half a bag of Frazzles tipped in it. A bit smoky. Soft and creamy m/f. Delicious. (original rate- 3.6) Bottled, Piper’s End Beer Festival. Startlingly smoky, Viking Jorvik Centre nose, according to some of my samplers. This is really wrinkling a few nostrils. An ancient, waxy, bootpolishy, but above all, beechwoody smokiness. A definite hint of museum. Considering the nose, pours with a surprisingly clear red transparency. Still, flattish mouthfeel. Smoky but creamy, like Austian smoked cheese. Can’t help but think of smoked hams and Bratwurst. Massively evocative nose. The smokiness in the flavour is only marginally more assertive than in Black Cat or Cain’s Dark Mild. Got to try this with food next time. Completely unique, and wonderfully offensive to outsiders.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a small off white head. Strong woody campfire smoke aroma with just a tiny hint of brown sugar. More smoky wood flavor with just enough bitterness on the finish to balance out the smoke. Medium-thin body with average carbonation. Very flavorful yet surprisingly drinkable.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer gets points for uniqueness. Recusant campfire aroma emitted from a healthy dirty white head atop a deep and shiny brown-orange body. Flavor lingers on the palate for minutes. I suspect this beer would be great for cooking chilis and other bbq-esque dishes.
Fin (9169) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, picked up from The Little Beer Shop, Ludlow, Salop, 10-03-07. This was the first time that I’ve stumbled across a Rauchbier and now I’m hooked it was wonderful. The beer poured very dark brown and had a sublime smokey and woody aroma. The taste was equally wonderful with an intense smokiness, almost kipper like and gentle bitterness, very quaffable and fascinating for me to try a style such as this. Loved it
ekstedt (6315) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2015 Draught at various places in Bamberg. Clear chestnut, large beige head. Bready and caramelly malts, combined with smoked sausage. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Semi dry, low to medium bitterness. Much more refined than i can remember from the bottles I sampled years earlier which were more like liquid smoked sausage. Or perhaps I have changed myself. Still not my cup of tea though.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 Mahogany body with a medium beige head. I just drank a bottle of the Marzen and a bottle of the Urbock side-by-side. Smoke-time!!! Although their Urbock is supposed to be the reference for the Smoked genre I thought the Marzen more than held its own. Aroma was campfire smoke for the Marzen and smoked bacon for the Urbock. Smoke intensity in mouth was comparable (very high for both). The Marzen has a lighter body with flavours of roasted malts, candies, light caramel and a surprise lemony twist. The finish was refreshing and even a little tart. The Urbock on the other hand has flavours of creamy malts, thick caramel, molasses with a long and intense finish of molasses. It’s a draw. Overall the Urbock is more intense but because of its heavy side I wouldn’t drink two pints in a row. While with the Marzen after one pint I was craving for more and more. Full of smoke and addictive, makes you wonder what they put in it…
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with a creamy white head. Aroma is intense smoke. Taste is dominated by a bacony smoke that brought to mind a good lapsang souchong, and balanced with a bit of sweetness followed by a short bitter finish. Something not soon forgotten.