mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep reddish brown. Smells sweet and really smoky. Tastes like smoked meats, campfire, sausage, sweet malty goodness and a strong bitter finish. Hell yes.
mickut (275) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown red with off-white head. Taste is relatively sweet, with a bit of bitterness and a sweet finish. Palate is full bodied and long. Aromas have roasted malt, smoky wood, caramel. Overall the smokyness covers almost everything, but in a smooth way not astringent.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with ligth brown head. Smoke in the aroma. Good balance between the smoke and the sweetness. Long lasting aftertaste. Good stuff.
bellco33 (273) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into snifter: Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head, no lacing. Aroma of smoked, roasted malts, maybe a little nutty but the smoke definitely dominates. Taste is mildly sweet malt flavor, a little earthy, and lots of smoke. I mean lots, but it somehow isn’t overwhelming. Medium body, nice carbonation, really peaks when it warms up a bit. This is one of the best rauchbiers I’ve ever had.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Very dark ruby red color and a super thick head. It has the aroma of a campfire...definitely smoked. Who ever said bacon was right on the money. One of the most interesting & surprising beers I’ve had recently.
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - APR 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smoky aroma with notes of tar and salt. Taste is hellaciously smoky, very intensively so, drowns everything out. I really love this as well as the märzen, glad I can have this as a winter seasonal at least.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle BB 04/07) Malty, mild tar/smoke and hoppy aroma. Red brown colour, clear and average size, light brown, slightly lasting head with fair lacing. Slightly bitter, slightly tar (less than Märzen), sweet flavour with a hint of smokiness. Softly carbonated, medium to full-bodied and smooth palate. 10/11/06
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one beautiful beer! Super dark amber, like a fine piece of antique furniture. An aroma like a old smoke house. Off white head. Very smokey malt flavor, not sweet. Medium thick mouth feel, slightly hoppy after taste. If you like Rauchbier you need to try this!
Cristobal37 (256) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is very similar to the Marzen classic, but I prefer it because it has a more complex taste. While it is still extra smokey I can taste a bit more of the oakwood and it was a bit more smooth. A little less sticky than the Marzen. Good stuff.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So this may be biased. I love smoked food, so this was very good. Sweet malt and mesquite on the nose. Spicy but smooth on the palate with lots of mesquite. Finish is strong and smokey. Very nice. Love it!