Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well it looks like a barbecue beer in the glass. Deep brown and great head. The nose is a knockout. This is a truly unique beer that has a great depth of character. The smoky flavour in the nose is given another dimension in the taste where the flavour takes over as one of a traditional beer profile. Bitter and significantin the mouthfeel I really do rate this beer highly.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong smoked sausice aroma. Dark brown color, light brown head, very nice lace. Sweet, moked sausice, fruity, bitter finish, strong flavors. Heavy and warming.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to red color, nice beige head. Aroma strongly smoked with obvious bacon and smoked ham, mild chocolate comes up too. Flavor starts with strong bacon, mild chocolate and sweet tones, ends with even stronger smoke and ham, that taste lasts very long with some hops. Some alcohol comes up also in the end, but that is not disturbing. Excellent brew, nicely balanced with all smoke and mild chocolate!
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear deep brown, off white head. smokey malt and ash at first, but as it warms some spice , brown sugar and hops open up. woody smoky finish.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I sampled this at Gingerman in NY and the taste was not my style in a beer. It had a barbacue flavor too it which I was not into. The Germans make very good beer. For a person who likes Smoked Beer this would probably be great.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitly an interesting beer. I think that i just can’t get into the smoked catagory. I have had this and orkney skullsplitter and didnt like either. I just cant dig drinking a beer that tastes like smoked jerkey. I am sure this is a great beer, so I won’t rate it TOO low just because i don’t dig the style. I don’t know if all Smoked beers have this smoked jerkey taste, but I think I am gonna stay away from them for now on.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red, borderline mahogany with white head and strong lacing. Aroma is that of a strong smoked fish. Slightly musky. Not a lot else going on there. Flavor is mostly smoky, but not so much fish this time. There is a touch of fruity hops admist the smoke, but not too much else. Caramel malts come through after a couple of drinks. Fairly thin body, finishes smoky of course.
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 2004 version (BB 04/2005)
Nice dark red with foamy and creamy off-white head, lace. Strong smoked ham aroma. Full-bodied, malty and well smoked mouthfeel. Hoppied bitter aftertaste. Pleasant, well-balanced brew.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, but not opaque. Large tan head. Aroma, smoke with a little tang. Each of their beers has a distinct pork product aroma. This one is BBQ pulled pork. Slight malt finish balances it well.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - NOV 1, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
16.9 oz. brown bottle. Poured out a deep, dark brown color, with a minimal tan colored head. Aromas are of a frickin’ campfire! Smells like smoked country bacon. Yech! I couldn’t even choke down 1/5 th of this rank beer. How do people even drink this crap?