SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smoky aroma... Reminds you of smoked salmon and bacon... Very smoky tasteas well with a finish that again makes you think of all the things that needs to be in a superb brunch ;D
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle – Poured an amber cleared type brew with a nice head. Aroma of smoke is extremely present, a bit too much for my liking. Taste is overpowered by smoke, almost like drinking a beer in a salmon smoker. This is not bad beer just very different from what I’m used to drinking on a regular basis. This beer would be wonderful if it was accompanied by some sausages or even smoked salmon.
Lubiere (9301) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown beer with distinctive smokey bacon aroma, more like smoked herring which for me is a good thing. Smokey bacon chips in the mouth, with a cetian sweetness to the malts. Had 2 bottles of this in a vertical tasting, and the oldest bottle had the most intense taste, and the mmost body. God is good!
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best smelling beer ever. Aroma is of smoked cheese and thick meats. Great full flavor, which was extremely thick and filled with smoke and bitter malts.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has swept a carneous after taste the minute it entered my mouth! I have never felt such presence right at the beginning. The aroma is one of burned leaves or smoked meat and there is a pale ale-like feel in the finish. Although the smoke effect is rather stronger than the rest.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the oddest beer I have ever tried. Aroma was hickory and smoked sausages. Body was copper and gold. Wow, incredible....strange, but definitely incredible. A MUST TRY!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Smoked beers are apparently not my thing. Looked good pouring out but the aroma and taste were too heavily smoked for my tastes. Down the drain.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Anybody who acts alarmed
"Hey, I think this beer is a bit smokey",and is offended, should run immediately to their fridge to throw any bacon or salami in the garbage. This beer is lovely and it isn't liquid synthetic smoke. It isn't cigarette smoke or burning tires or houses.
Cola pour, fizzy off white head. Salty smoked meat aroma with traces of sweet malt. The body is light and refreshing. It happens to be smoked, yes. Hops and malts are subtled by the smoke but are present.
A must try, and gets better every time. Very enjoyable.
piscator34 (1863) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2005 This is definitely the Lapsang Souchong (tea) of the beer world. Clear deep amber in colour. Lots of smokey smell and flavor, with just a hint of hops. Surprisingly refreshing, but perhaps just a bit unbalanced, as it could have used a bit more "beer" flavor. Still, this will be my new campfire favorite!
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with a nice white head. The taste is sweet with a smokey and malty taste and a slight bitter finish.