dfearnley (349) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 day old growler to pils glass
Smoke, peat, bacon, and chipotle aromas. Nice reddish amber with a thin white head. A bit of sourness, then a nice lingering smokiness. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel.
Ferris (564) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Oak and malty on the nose, not very strong. Clear ruby with a quick dissapating head. Peat, smoke and malt with a nice balance. Very sessionable for something with a robust flavor.
FourJ (48) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Rauchbier, quite enjoyable. Smoke was not overpowering, but that may be subjective depending on what you expect. I definitely could have a few of these... paired with a nice meal! I had the BBQ Chicken Pizza which was delicious.
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark amber color with red hue, medium head. Wonderful aroma of smoke, rich and fat, woody, a bit caramelized, with hints of Schwarzwalder Schinken, like a good one from Bamberg. The body is quite thin, it was expected bolder; the mouthfeel is somehow dry; there is a good flavor of caramel and very good smoke, with wood and campfire impression, traces of ashes and with perfectly balanced bitterness. The final is good, but it suffers a bit from the lack of body.
Very well brewed, flawless; with a few more points in Final Gravity, this would get very close to some of the best German examples.
jredmond (4108) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Alibi Room with the vuong family while in vancouver. Pours a deep cloudy brown. Aroma is beef jerky and smoke. Mouthfeel is meaty and light bandaids. 184.108.40.206.13
JHunter (636) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at the brewpub pours a clear brownish copper colour with a slim white head light smoke ash in the aroma flavour is a deep smoke, nuts and a light sweetness then finishes with a light bitterness.
mcberko (4145) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Central City brewpub, pours a clear copper / golden with a medium white head. Aroma of a firepit, ash and peat - quite intense. Flavour is the same with a noticeable sweetness as well. Finishes very ashy / firepit-like. Solid take on the style - I just am not really into it.