Kobracai (103) - FINLAND - JUL 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is like walking into a boat shed. Tar and smoke off course. Gets me in the mood for whisky. Sausage taste and nice cream. An exciting and surprising beer.
Art (3037) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brews n chews. Pours a darker brown. Big smokey meaty aromas. Taste is smokey with a nice sweetness in there too. Like liquid bacon.
ozzatoadisback (65) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with wonderful reddish hints, soft and white big head, shows decent retention and low lacing. Aroma is strongly smoked (bacon, speck, slight ashes) among a subtle roastiness and some dark fruit notes. In the taste, smoke is less dominant in a perfect balance of sweetness (dark fruits, caramel), bitterness (roasted malts) and smokiness ((bacon, ashes). Leaves a nice mix of smoke and fruity sweetness in the aftertaste. Medium to light body with very low crispness. Splendid smooth but still slgihtly creamy, goes down so easy. Wonderful and highly satisfying.
scooterbub (1008) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 ounce bottle. Pours a dark, hazy reddish brown with a thin beige head. Taste is of roasted malt, smoke, caramel and wood. Nice smoke and malt aroma. Has a smooth body with a smokey finish. Quite excellent.
ndburns (121) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Brewhouse & Kitchen (Cheltenham). Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is dominated by smokiness, some dried fruit. Flavour is fruity, smoky, caramel, quite sweet, only a touch bitter.
portwood (124) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell: smoked meat, chocolate, roasted malt, ashy
Taste: rich mouth feel, meaty, slight fishy note
Finish: coffee, smoked salmon, dry smoke, dark chocolate
(tasted 05/23/16, bottle BB 10/2016)
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an dark amber color with cream head. Smoke, ham, wood, slim jim aromas. Smoke, sausage, ham, wood flavors. Classic rauchbier.
pioter (116) - POLAND - JUN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piana obfita, piękna, kremowa. Kolor piwa brązowy. W aromacie przyjemna dawka dymu. Raczej średnie wysycenie i średnia pełnia. W smku raczej słaba goryczka i ponownie dym od drewna. Na pewno ciekawe marcowe, ale ogolnie to dość średnie
KennethArd (428) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of peated salami & sweet malt. Clear red/brown with low tanned head. Lightly peated taste of fudge & lightly hoppy. Light body & lively carbonation.
DenverLogan (1031) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 5year old bottle into a Chimay glass. Pours brown with head and lace. Aroma of liquid smoke, pulled pork, smoked wood. Light carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of burnt malts, molassas, minerals, slight liquid smoke, slight chocolate. Overall unique, flavorful, generally an aquired taste, but tasty for the style, well worth tasting after understanding what this is as a smoked brew. Amazingly potent after many years.