motyl (8) - POLAND - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice, smoked bock. Beautiful, ruby colour. The taste is dominated by smoke, ham, bacon - meat aromas in general but it’s not tiring in anyway. Classic smoked beer.
schiza (41) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, with date IV 2015. Pours red/brown, with beautiful ruby reflexes, seems clear even if dark. Starts with a slightly tanned, tick head, but not very permanent - most of it fades out, but leaves around 1cm layer for quite some time, than leaving only a circle. From the bottle you can smell a very smoked aroma of ham, some wood in background. While the head is still there, the aroma is not so strong from the mug - when it’s there, it’s more malty and hoppy (but German style, not citruses). Later, it gives the same smoked aroma as from the bottle. The taste is kind of malty, but having some dryness and finishing with smoked bitterness - but very light in terms of being bitter, but very smoky. It’s rather slick and medium bodied. Indeed a very good example of rauchbock, worth trying.
WhatDaddy (7) - GREECE - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, 0,5lt. Found at Valentin - Curious Bierkneipe, Volos
Well comparatively to Maerzen, this double it all - but overall not.
The aroma is a heavy smoked beer, appearance darker as the Maerzen. The taste kills everyhting else - SMOKE AND BACON. It’s a powerfull experience, but that’s why it looses overall, you could not get more than 2 of it and even with heavy food it will top it at least. A really thick body feeling. Really BOCK for the Winter season.
cervmagpt (287) - PORTUGAL - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 22B). Bottle 50 cl - Batch LVP. AROMA: intense smoked aroma of burned wood and coal. sweet caramelized malt on the background but overpowered by the smoked aroma. clean lager profile. APPEARANCE: dark ruby color and translucent. average ivory head with average retention. TASTE: slight caramelized and sweet malt flavour with a prominent burnt wood character. faint toasted bread. medium-low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. no hop flavour. PALATE: medium body with average carbonation. no astringency. OVERALL: a nice smoked bock, a bit unbalanced on the aroma but good on the flavour.
rafael52 (123) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barwa: ciemnomiedziana, klarowna.
Piana: obfita, kremowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, szybko opada.
Zapach: intensywna wędzonka, lekkie melanoidyny, ciemne owoce, przypieczona bułka maślana.
Smak: również intensywna wędzonka z nutami melanoidyn o charakterze pieczonej bułki maślanej. Piwo o solidnej pełni słodowej z wyraźną goryczką. W połączeniu z wędzonką sprawia wrażenie lekko palone.
Wysycenie: delikatnie za wysokie.
Saeglopur (607) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from bier-deluxe.de
Very dark copper body, with a big, lacing, creamy, beige head.
Aroma mainly of bacon, wood, caramel.
Surprisingly complex taste of bacon, smoky wood, caramel, honey, tea, grains, subtle zesty hops.
Medium, quite oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smoky, dry, wooden, grains, but also with bitter hops again.
Really tasty! The flavour is pretty surprising, much more complex than I expected. Not only various smoke notes, but also different sweet and dark malts and some hops, all in a perfect balance. Definitely the best Rauchbier I’ve had so far, precisely because this isn’t just all about the smoke.
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Rake. It pours clear deep ruby with a s beige head. The nose is sweet, juicy, rich smoke, dark caramel, smoked bacon, and cured meats. The taste is crisp, bitter-sweet, rich smoke, cured ham, bonfire, toasty brown sugar, wood, light vanilla, earth, bacon frazzled and honeyed cereal with a smooth, smoked finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I doubt smoke beers get much better than this. Flavoursome, yet drinkable. Good depth for the style.
stoutnick (665) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich Brown pour. Aroma is big meaty bbq. Taste the same with big malt body. Bit too much for me! Better than the marzen with some nice smokey sweetness coming through.
rotaman14 (245) - Potsdam, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of smoked ham, coal. Bitter taste, balanced out by a solid malty backbone, smoked nuances, slightly alcoholic. I liked their Märzen more, to be honest...
bakulator (31) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear brown color, medium fast diminishing head. Full bacon, smoked ham aroma, deep and rich, 1st best rauchbier ever:-)