potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Avery. Clear (mostly) amber with really nice lacy tan head. Of course, lots of smoke in aroma and taste, hints of peat-like smoke. Taste is big smokey upfront with dull sweetness fading into light bitter finish. Nice, but maybe a little too one dimensional.
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Sample at the tap room/brewery. This beer is a clear dark amber color with a thin and creamy light beige head that dissipates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt and hops. Medium body with a moderately smoky character that is has meaty and malty notes. Flavors of hops and touches of fruit as well. The finish is earthy malt with a smoky aftertaste. Decent overall.
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery Tasting Room poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of smoke, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, carmel and light earthiness with a smooth lingering smokey finish. This beer could stand with the best of the German Rauchbiers!