Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2005
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a medium off-white head. Smoked eal aroma and taste. Medium body with a light sweet smoked finish.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge smokey, leather aroma. Dark red with a creamy tan head. Very smokey flavor upheld by sweet caramel malt. Nice body. Finishes clean and slightly bitter.The smoke lingers.
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper-chestnut, with a big tan-colored head, intense smoky aroma, notes of smoked bacon, hint of fire beech wood in the nose, follows through on a medium-bodied smoky palate, with a sweet caramelized malt, toffeeish hint, smoky character, roasted malt, leading towards a malty, faintly smoked finish.
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. dark amber brown beer with a nice light beige head. Strong smokey aroma - woodsy/earthy with some salty cured pork. Seet malt and smoke flavor with some light saltiness. Smooth finish. Saltier than the marzen.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brow colour with a think longlasting tan head. Very smokey aroma. Flavor is malty and lots of smoked meat. Very well balanced. Malty and woody finish with a smokey aftertaste. A lovely beer.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hickory smoked aroma, very intense with tons and tons of smoke. Dark, dark brown with a thin, off-white head. Great smokey and mesquite wood flavor with a malty, caramel background. Smoke really stands out here. Medium body with a slightly oily texture. This is really tasty stuff.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2006 Wow. My first smoked beer - I’ve never tried anything like this. Strong aroma of a campfire, with a flavor to match. Wonderful flavor of smoked meat and burning wood. Body is a bit thin for such a strong smoke flavor. Still a great beer.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Oh dear. Does it get much better? Well I dont think so. A bit wood and very smokey. A hint of malt at first but then the smoke sets in - wow.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ah the smoke is good. What I’d like here is a bit bigger of a beer to back up the smoke, but given there’s no smoked imperial stouts yet, nor are there too many smoked doppelbocks, I’ll have to settle with this one. Nothing beats this beer with smoked pork, or better, proscuitto. Notes of hickory and oak meet molasses and brown sugar. The smoke is actually much more evident on the nose than on the palate, given there’s enough going on in the beer itself. Great stuff, and if I were rating to style, this would be the finest smoked beer out there right now.
joergen (22268) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Smokey aroma with notes of wood.
Sweet flavour of malts, smoke, wood and hops.
I don’t like smoked beers, but after 4 days in Bamberg with decent german lagers and smoked beers, I’m appreciating beers like this.