mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby coloured with a consistent tan head. Slightly less of the smoked ham aroma in this one allowing a bit of sweetness. Also initially tastes very sweet but develops good bitterness into a long aftertaste. Better than the Wiezen.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown with a large light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate woody smoke malt aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet smoke flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Complex standout beer.
Kinz (3709) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby, nice head. Huge strong aroma of smoke and little sausages. Flavor is of liquid smoke, with a beer lurking somewhere in the background, utterly obliterated. More tolerable than some of the others from this brewer, I still liked the helles the best. Would be great to cook with though. Not a bad beer, just not my bag, baby.
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 16, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
ruby colored with a small tan head. huge burning wood aroma. smoked meat, firewood, beef jerky, smoke flavor with a sweet bock underneath. excellent beer. brings back campfire memories. lingering smoke aftertaste.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what smoked is all about. Blistering, burning smoke aroma, oak and cheddar; outstanding. Flavor is a thick wheaty smokefest, with an interesting assertiveness in the hops. This beer is completely over the top and overwhelmingly enjoyable.
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of smoke and wood. the flavor is smoke and bitter hops. Good beer.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a nice off white head. The aroma is of smoke and oak. Nice rich smokey flavor with a pleasent balance with the hops. Slight lingering of the smoked taste after the swallow.
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark brown with an off-white head. Lots of smoke and oak. Am I lost in the old London dockyards? Or did I rub Sweedish mosquito repellant (you know it if you know it) on my tongue? Light to medium bodied. LOTS OF SMOKE!
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite style by a long shot, but this is one of the better I have had. Very spicy and smoky. This begs to be drank with a big plate of kielbasa.
3fourths (9015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 oak barrel @ schlenkerla in bamberg as well as millions of bottles. Dark burgundy and brown colored body with a small film of a tan head. Spicy flavor, full of spicy yeast up front, and if can you believe this, there’s not a lot of smoke up front on the first sip... that changes soon. The meaty salami flavor shows up very strong, and the palate is mostly crisp and spicy, which is really nice. The smoked meat and smoked cheese flavors are divine... reminds me of elk camp, and really this is a beer I have to bring to elk camp again this year. The nose is more of the same meaty salami scent, but it’s crazy delicious. Up front there’s a ton of huge biscuity malts, then it turns to a smooth long-lasting smoked ham and salami flavor into the finish. edit: november 2011 oak barrel at schlenkerla, um, what happened guys? dull, rough, even fizzy? nooo!