Kevin (2047) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours amber with a decent sized pocked head. smokey almost hickoryaroma. overwhelming smoke flavor like a grilled piece of meat. there is a bit of sweetness underneath this that tastes of brown sugar. very nice
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Metallic/smoky nose. Good woody smoke flavor, very similar to the taste of BBQ smoke. Slight metallic finish.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - NOV 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour, brownish head. Smoked nose, smoked cheese, smoked pork meat, speck, burnt wood. Taste is smoked too, like smoked ham. Creamy mouthfeel, slight "clear-your-palate" sour finish, maybe from roasted malt. A beautiful beer!
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 Bottle. Brownish beer with a big beige head. Big smokey aroma. Smoke flavor and malt, but it doesn’t live up to it’s aroma and the lighter body misses slightly.
When fresher there’s a nice smoke flavor with a bit of caramel backing
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first thing I noticed was the aroma. Never seen (smelled) a beer with such a potent aroma, and certainly never felt the smell of smoked pork bacon in a beer ! The head was light brown, pretty high and slow to disppear. The body was a beautiful deep, dark ruby red, and very promising. The flavour confirmed the aroma impression : very smoky, very filling too. Why I almost felt like I was drinking a whole meal! There was also a caramel second taste well concealed under the smoky first taste. My conclusion is, this is a very good beer for long Winter evening, in front of a fireplace, preferably sitting at my Stammtisch (habitual table) in a Bamberg restaurant ! Prost !
jtw (1084) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
whoa....now that’s a smoky aroma. smells like burned malt, beef jerky, roast pork tenderloin. really cannot distinguish between hops and smoked malt. the flavor is not as smoky as the aroma suggests, but still phenomenally burnt/dark/caramelized and malty. surprising hops finish to somewhat balance the aftertaste. an awesome experience, although not something i could drink more than once every few months.
DocLock (7700) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow....5 for appearance. Deep orange/ruby color with a medium ecru head. Huge aroma of malt, smoke, sausage, poontang, and scotch...like the aroma of a German maiden who stuffed a weinerschnitzel up her peckergrabber. Tastes malty, with a wonderfully delciious taste of weiners, campfire smoke, burnt hot dogs, and smoked salmon...the taste is more sausagy than salmony, but it almost defies description. It is simply delectable, and perhaps the most unique taste I have ever tasted. Palate is medium, and the finish is smooth, smoky, and crisp. I bought two of these...one for me and one for a trade, but I’ll be going back for more. The best rauchbier I have ever had...bar none. To appreciate this, you must have some palate experience with a variety of beers...otherwise, you may find it harsh or "odd". As for me, I’ve got a kielbasa in my hand and I’m going to Germany with it to find a fair maiden.........
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2004
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Bottle. Dark brown color, smoked fish aroma and taste, light sweet, Medium body, smoked fish finish. Reminds me of a small Danish island " Bornholm ".
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trying to keep an open mind and palate. Just weird, way different from anything else I’ve tried. Strong smoked aroma. Was deciding factor in choosing ham for dinner. Brings forth thoughts of wet wood on a fire, smoked ham and fish. As long as you don’t try to gulp it, it actually goes down fairly well. Not bad, but you can’t really rate it in comparison to beers of different styles.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown body with thin beige head. Smells of smoked sausage. Tastes of strong smokey flavours. Can’t even take more then one sip!. Disgusting, what kind of lottery did my mouth just lose.......and I mean Lose!!!!!!! Not my style!