bartlebier (1809) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed fresh on tap@source, 12/2013, bottled 2014 and aged (1yr, bb10/2014). Gorgeous ruby-edged jet black with thick, pillowy beige crown. Delicately sweet and peated aroma of vaporised, smoke-charred BBQ ribs on a fir bonfire: the perfume version. On draught the nose is rich, dense, dry yet caramalty, bottled some oak shines through, whereas aged it is all oak, branches, earth. Taste draught: harmoniously rich and creamy, a meaty, caramelised marshmellow. Bottled slightly slimmer in body, with more tannins and twig-like wood components shining through over a bockish sugarbelly. Stellar when fresh and on tap in season, impressive and still sessionable bottled.
Petkus331 (272) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of beef jerky, bacon, roasted cereal grains. Appears clear reddish dark brown, minimal pale caramel foam. Tastes of roasted malted barley, some caramel, sweet and mostly bitter. Overall, great aroma, good.
firstsip (466) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black purple. Thin. Strong woodsmoke/bonfire nose. Tastes of smoke blended with a sweet malt character--almost sugary.
BagerPL (117) - - SEP 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Idealne piwo dla kogoś kto chciałby spróbować piwa wędzonego. Wyznacznik stylu. Dużo kiełbasy.
Gerbeer (1860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Super gusher - minus one point. Pours a red mahogany with light head and lots of suspended sediment. Strong aromas of smoked bacon. Strong flavors of hickory smoke, sweet malts, liquorice and sweet dark fruit. Balanced for a smoky but overly smoked for something sensible.
Darkmagus82 (1742) - - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-25-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a color brownish copper color with some light ruby highlights seen shinning through. Upon pouring there is a two finger tan colored head that has a about a 3 min retention time before fading and leaving some light lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – Big on the smoke and the char with some undertones of brown bread and caramel. There are also aromas of char and some meaty smells mixed within giving it a nice campfire like aroma.
Taste – The taste of some darker malts as well as a nice strong smokiness are initially present upfront. Some lighter dark fruit flavors mix with these giving it a moderately taste. The sweetness intensifies a bit as some flavors of caramel come to the tongue. A salty flavor joins the mix more toward the end while the beadier and malty flavors begin to fade. IN the end with the smokiness increasing slightly, a cured but moderately sweet smoked taste is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to just above average side in terms of its thickness with a carbonation level that is overall rather average, both suiting well the blend of smoky and sweet.
Overall – Lightly sweetened BBQ taste in a glass here. Roasted, smoked with a bit of char, sweet and delicious.
AgentAle (723) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very smokey like a campfire. Hints of hickory, peperoni, light spiciness and rich malts. The taste is rich caramel and almost chewy malts. A well balanced bitterness is found here finishes smoothly. The smokiness definitely lasts to finish but that is a good thing.
Hop2Clancys (6) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW!!! The best way of describing this beer for me would be when you are near a bonfire and you smell your cloths when you get home. Amazing smokey smell and flavor with hints of bacon
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper, tan head. Nose is woody, malty, clean, not too heavily smoked. Flavour is more wood, slightly charred but not into rubber territory. I often get toothpaste flavours when drinking these rauchbiers I really should stop brushing my teeth with spent kindling. Yeah the malt and smoke is complimentary. Nice experience.
conway (1527) - - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cola color with a 1 finger khaki head. Aroma is campfire, bacon and burnt sugar. Taste follows but has an underlying banana note. Rich creamy mouthfeel with relatively strong carb. Awesome.