bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle. Pours amber with medium white head, laces. Aroma is dominated by smoke, but I also get a little bready malt. The taste is slightly sweet with the smoke contribution blending in nicely and the marzen bitter finish is still there. You kind of want a little "heavier" palate to go with the strong smoky taste, but that is only draw back I find. Good beer.
pyskaty_dawid (3) - - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Very dark amber color, head white but not so stron. Aroma: mostly roast ham and roast cheese, caramel, toasted bread. Taste: good balance beetwen sweetness and bitterness. Body is too light for me. Finish is bitter.
CraftBeerNick (899) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 19th September 2014. Bought in Munich, strong smokey malty aroma, with slight metallic and iodine notes, inviting. Taste is smooth smokiness, burnt bacon, charred barbecue, really works, and metallic aroma does not translate in the mouth. Great beer and a nice change to the series of IPAs, I had the same evening
plaugher (168) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle into a tumbler. Pours a deep brownish mahogany with a slight off-white head. Strong aroma of smoke and oakiness, and light malt. Smoky malt flavour with some caramel, slight sweetness. Medium body and smooth. The be all and end all of smoked beers still has yet to be trumped.
g_georgiou (231) - CYPRUS - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear cola brown body with a beige medium sized head. Aroma is malt, strong smoke, dark fruits. Taste is sweet with light bitterness. Medium to thin body, a bit of a thin texture, some spice aftertaste.
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and tap. Not much too say. The benchmark for all smoked beers. The perfect balance of smokey, roasted and malty flavours. For sure an extreme beer but highly drinkable.
camoes (113) - PORTUGAL - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 22A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch LTK. AROMA: very present smoked aroma reminiscent of burnt wood. Very faint malt aroma with no esters and no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark ruby color and translucid. rich and creamy tanned head with medium-low retention. TASTE: smoky flavour balanced with a slight sweet malty background. clean lager profile. very low bitterness. finishes medium-dry. PALATE: medium-low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a nice example of a Bamberg speciality.
jjsint (772) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Chocolate brown, slightly hazy, wispy khaki head. Smoked beechwood, Marmite, dark chocolate in the aroma. Reminds me of a less fishy Ted Peters (S Pasadena, FL). sweet taste, slighter than expected. A smoky bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. The palette isn’t as full as you’d think, but it suits the beer. At any rate the carbonation carries the mouthfeel. The paradigmatic smoked beer. A bit more ABV and body and this would be elevated to godlike status.
markoijelena (313) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.5l frok Dranken Geers Ghent Belgium.Pour it caramel colour with small white head.On the nose smoke.Taste of prosciutto, smoked ham, caramel and wood.Very good intense taste.Great
adamnowek (55) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There are few beers that can be smokier than the meat you’ve just barbecued, but this is one of them. Unbelievably delicious.
ametras (406) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with a thin foamy off-white head. Flavors are smoked meat, charred wood, roasted malts, barley sugar and caramel with fruity, salty and spicy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Taste is surprisingly sweet while smoked flavors are most noticeable on the nose. Good stuff.