Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its smoke. Thought it would go well with smoked fish. b Maybe for cooking, for barbecue..hmm! the possibilities. There is a decent ale there and then there is the smoke taste. Worth trying once.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smokey aroma, bacon. Nice head, 3/4 inch, light tan. Smoke taste, with carmalized ham, this is like Thanksgiving in a bottle. Wow, malty beginning, then the smoke and carmel ham kick in, AWESOME BREW!
jsquire (3309) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany amber color with a fluffy cream head that left great lace. Light in body for the aroma. Great smoke flavors on a nice malty foundation. Pleasant bacan, ham, and brown sugar glaze notes. Really good beer.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensely smoky in both aroma and taste. A good example of rauchbier, but light enough for summer enjoyment if you like smoked beers.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear ruby red with a small, 1/2 inch off white head and nice lacing. Salty, smoked meat, bacon aroma. Malty, smoked meat taste, almost slightly creamy. Not bad per se, but this won't fall into regular rotation for me.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. The aroma is very strong right out of the bottle. Smells of smoked bacon/ham/sausage. Has a similar taste, with a zesty feel of carbonation on the toungue. Aftertaste is smokey, bitter, and slightly spicey. This beer goes great with food, or by itself for an unusual yet nice change.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have never liked a smoked beer until this one. Wow!!! An assertive flavor... tastes liked vegan smoked sausage. Excellent, yet light brew.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enormous aroma of smoked ham/meat. Pours a deep ruby brown with little or no head or lacing. Nice malty/smoky flavor, not as overpowering as the aroma would suggest, and malty sweet at the finish, with little hop presence. Medium body that is lighter than expected but that makes this beer a pleasure to drink. Appropriate carbonation. Overall this beer makes a suprisingly good impression.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This review is bound to go against the grain - I love smoked bacon as much or more than the next guy, but for goodness sake, keep it the heck out of my beer. This beer is totally undrinkable. Not only that, it tastes exactly how it smells and is completely one dimensional.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Okay okay, I know that this may be unpopular but this beer is just undrinkable. The beer has a dark tint with medium short lasting tan head. The nose is WOW smokey and smells like a burnt barbicue pork and ceeder. Very cool, BUT this is not how beer should smell. The taste is just like the smell, finishes with burnt balogonia. This is just sick.