Beardbeerman (138) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml bottle (dated 13/07/2012) served in a weizen glass around 6 degrees:
It gives you clear mahogany pour showing a good amount of spontaneous carbs and topped off by two fingers of fizzy tanned head. Its retention and lacing are properties are above average which give it more points for appearance.
The nose, no surprise, is dominated by smoke and charcoal. The interesting thing is this toasted/smoked almond side to the nose from the malts able to get through, which I thought gave this Rauchbier some originality. I couldn’t really get any hops so I guess they got lost in the smokey features.
On the tongue, you a semi-rich nutty/roasted malt attack wrapped up in blanket of smoke. Again, the hops don’t really stand out but I found the pairing of the malts and smoke just fine. It finds it way at the back of the palate with long smokey finish. The brew has a good density and a certain oily feel.
Overall I thought this was a good Rauchbier. It respected the style, has great body and most of all, the smokey aspects weren’t too harsh. This beer would be the perfect addition to a marinade for grilled beef. Cheers!
Alexd8 (46) - Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Couleur Sirop d’érable ambré aux reflets cuivrés. Fumée présente, érable, lardons, tarte tatin, un déjeuner sur feu de bois. Pas mal mais simplet. La saveur est fidèle aux attentes. Finale mi-sèche, mi-sucré. Cependant, une touche métallique en fin de bouche semble de noter une oxydation de la bière. Dommage, mais cela arrive souvent avec les bières de cette brasserie en 341ml. Ça empêche une évaluation à sa juste valeur. Vivement un tour au Pub!
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BrewDog Online. It pours clear deep red-brown with a small beige head. The nose is rich smoke, underlying sweetness, bacon frys, oily and a touch of toast. The taste is bitter, toasty, firm smoked malt, honeyed cereal, earth and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great nose to it....almost addictive. Well rounded. Well executed smoked beer.
Reimer96 (1377) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear reddish copper with a small foamy white head. Aroma of peat, smoke, campfire and earthy wet wood. Taste is peat, wet wood, smoke, earthy notes and some earthy notes. Great smoke beer that?s smooth and complex while having full flavor and being easy to drink for a smoked beer.
Mjp12 (492) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting smoked beer, the aroma is quite light, but then a real mouthful of smoke, but then a cleansing finish.
patricks110 (1812) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great easy sipping rauch. The pour is a muddled amber with a finger of dense beige head. The nose is firstly smoky and lightly roasted with nutty and toasted malt aromas. The smoke is emphasised well without being over the top. A mild sweet malt in the middle with notes of caramel, toffee, nuts and bready notes. The smoke is moderate with a nice character that blends well with the malty flavours. Overall, a great smoked brew.
HippyHop (300) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yet another interesting take by these guys.
Pour is a beautiful mahogany colour with a trace of fizz that disappears quickly. Nose is heavy smoke, wood, sweet fruit, caramel and a bit of earth. Taste is sweet malt at first, then the smoke sort of wafts in and lingers through the end. There’s a pleasant hint of bitter dryness on the finish, too.
Definitely not a session beer, but damn drinkable on a crisp fall night.
andrewturba (1116) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Pours a clear reddish copper with a small dull white head and some lace. Aroma is peat, smoke and earthy. Flavour is peat, smoke, mild malty sweetness, faint bitterness and some earthy notes. Alright well I love peat and smoked malt beers so I?m definitely a fan.
dfearnley (1095) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to goblet
Bacon, smoke, maple. Brownish red, bubbly tan head. Bacon, malt, some syrup.
MunBro (575) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very smoky and meaty aroma, unfortunately it reminded me a lot of the wet all meat purina kitty chow I give my cats sometimes as a treat. Taste was a lot better than the smell. Nice smoky malty flavour.