SanfordBrewer (1342) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Translucent amber brown with a sudsy tan head. Syrupy body with medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: meaty damp smoke, dry grassy grain, sweet caramel. Reminds me of wood-oven pizza.
Taste: sharp cherrywood and caramel malt tang, stoney minerality, bready munich-type malt, and lots of wood smoke.
The cherrywood smoked malt is very strong, and has a sharpness to it that traditional clean-burning beechwood does not have. I think i would prefer to just have the beechwood smoke.
Blairgus (1751) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9 apr 2013, bottle from 2012. Light brown. Nose is smoked hot dogs. Thin body and fizzy. Tasted of smoked hot dogs, alcohol, rich bread, candy sugar. Pretty decent. Sweeter than most rauch beers.
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maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a thick off-white head. Nose is extremely smoky. Taste is also heavily smoky; overwhelmingly so. Interesting...
TEJA (1156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thinn beige head. Clear amber color. Chrystal malts and smoke aroma. Chrystal malts sweetness and smoke but a bit too sweet.
troopie (1985) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Red brown with white head. Smokey light aroma, pleasant. Flavour is smoked malt, did not seem that ’intense. but the smoke is there. Smoke finish that lasts a long time. They did not stint the wood
Fatehunter (749) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out of a bottle into a tulip glass. Lots of bubbles, almost transparent, rust-red color. No head.
Smell: Smoky, smoke smoke. Smells like right after I get the BBQ going but before I throw any meat on the grill. I also get a green olive scent at the beginning.
Taste: Smoke. Burnt wood. Sweet malt at the end. No bitterness at all. I think the smoke mellows out the intense malt sweetness that usually accompanies a bock.
Very crisp, it is a lager after all.
A good beer. There are not too many smoked beers made, so for that reason alone I tried it. Well worth it, though it was not my favorite smoked beer.
jonno (2001) - JAPAN - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
100 ml sample. Lovely rich smoked ham and cherry wood nose. Flavour is not quite up to this impressive mark, but still nice. Quite sweet for a smoked beer and a medium to lower level of smoke. Not overly involved, but a lively, slightly unique take on the style.
brenn79 (1198) - Idaho, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours a hazy dark ruby red with a thin tan head, aroma is sweet malts, cherry, some smoke, ham, almost like a barleywine aroma. The taste is similar, sweet, oak, cherry, and lots of smoke, especially in the aftertaste. The body is medium, carbonation is medium high. Overall this was a good smoked beer, I loved the amound of smoke flavor you get, but the base of the beer is like a lighter sweet barleywine, which isn’t my favorite style. Still well worth getting.
poisoneddwarf (1307) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Aroma is smoked bacon, pure awesomeness. Pours hazy dark amber-brown with a medium collapsing beige head. Taste is everything I want in a smoked beer. There’s not just a hint of smoke here like in a lot of examples of the style, this is a whole smoker jammed down your throat, filling all senses. Body could be fuller. Delicious!
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper color with a light tan head. A lot going on in the nose. Lots of smoke with a nice underlying red fruit sweetness. Definite hint of smoked pork butt and some chocolate undertones. Smoke, roasted nuts are predominant taste. Sweetness from the nose does not play heavily on the tongue. Long smoky finish on the end.