Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated at the Pewaukee Tasting II 5/5/07.
Appearance - Super-clear reddish-brown, big head.
Aroma – Smells like a malty beef jerky, enjoyed simultaneously with a lightly refrigerator-dehydrated landjaeger (hung smoked meat).
Flavor – Gawd, even better than the aroma. Smoked beef jerky and malt, rich, with a solid hang time.
Palate – medium-bodied, but seems so much larger
This one was a real hit with the group!
Kleurplaatje (31) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber/brownish with a thick beige head. Aroma is very smoky. Bacon, caramel, honey, sugar... Particular smell. Reminds me of the better breakfasts. Gets me hungry. Taste is much in line with the aroma. Strong smoky taste, bit like the smoked sausages or the ’paling’ we have here in The Netherlands. However, the smoke indeed gets less in your face after a while, which creates room for the other flavors that this beer encompasses... Clear taste of the caramel as well, sugars, some dark chocolate, bit of wood, some fruits as well... Bit bitterish in the end. Astonishingly good actually. Really tasty. I like this. Smooth mouthfeel, creamy, soft carbonation... Didn’t know what to expect after hearing about this smoked beer. But I’m glad that I haven given it a shot. Wonderful rich beer. Meaty, sweetish, full beer, that would do fine with some nice pork chops. Great, great, great brew.
gripweed57 (734) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Lovely ruby red color topped by a thick rocky beige head with clinging lace. Wonderful smoky malt aroma reminiscent of a woodsy campfire. Upfront their are notes of bittersweet chocolate, charred wood and burnt raisins. Mid taste brings dark sweet caramel and smoked malt. This is a complex brew that drinks smoothly. Bitter hoppy finish complements the smokiness nicely. Wow, this is a classic and certainly the best smoked beer I have ever had. A must have.
mikedevilsfan (163) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Think lagers are boring? Try this one. Aecht specializes in smoked beers. This Urbock has a nice creamy white head with some lacing. Color is very dark ruby/brown. The aroma is one of smoked bacon, some maple, caramel. The taste is smoked malts, very little hop profile is very slight, but present.This is Urbock and has some of those tastes to it, caramel, little toffee, but the smoked flavor just amps it up about 3 notches.Drinking this makes me feel like I am Germany. I could drink a ton of this stuff. Experience it, even if you don’t like Oktoberfest beers.
Imaril (29) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of wood smoke and banana and light tobacco. Pours a dark translucent Brown with fine tan head. Tastes of smoke, molasses, savory licorice, banana, and more smoke. All this with a short sharp bitter finish. Surprisingly syrupy in the mouth feels rich and smooth. Really delicious.
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle poured in a dimpled pint mug.
A: Pours a deep dark amber to brown color forming a medium beige head. Medium to low retention and lots of lacings left
S: Very particular. Very smoky as expected. Bacon. Roasted malts, honey, brown sugar
T: As the nose, very roasted and smoky. Bacon, honey, roasted malts, smoked wood. Sweet candy/brown sugar upfront. Sweeter than the Marzen version. End is roasted bitterness
M: Medium and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Roasted bitter aftertaste
O: Excellent beer, excellent drinkability. The best Rauchbier ever! :)
[ BA Review @ 4/21/2012 ]
MaBeer1972 (1348) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Muckey’s. Poured into a tall lager glass. A very good looking dark ruby brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is very smoky with layers of malt too.. Flavor is smooth and malty with layers of smoke. Good balance. Lingering dark sweetness.
MichaelAwesome (4359) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Endlich waren wir also vor Ort in diesem Rauchbier-Mysterium und leider Gottes hat es sich wie erwartet in etwa so entwickelt wie befuerchtet. Ein Bier, das zuvorderst natuerlich nach Rauchschinken oder Rauchlachs zieht, doch daran gewoehnt man sich recht fix. Schlimmer ist jedoch das laffe Innenleben, das dazu irgendwie abrupt und unerwartet bitter abschliesst. Mit mildem Ausgang waere auch ich milde gestimmt gewesen, doch so ist das hier nix.
McTapps (4359) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at their brewpub in Bamberg. The beer pours out in a deep black colour with steady head and medium body. Aroma of campfire and woods. Taste of campfire, woods, smoked ham, smoke, peat and torf. Earthy finish. Drinkable.
Ngejo (329) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown, rocky head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, medium body, average carbonation, oily feel, & bitter finish.
edwardbass (530) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Aroma is, well, smoke...duh...a wood smokiness. Taste is strong smoke at first, but after a few sips the smoke becomes less in your face. Sweet, malty, thin-to-medium mouthfeel. Very enjoyable beer, though not the kind I want to drink often.