rickgordon (3833) - Göteborg, - APR 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy brown color with average-sized head. Sweet and chocolatey with clear ashy smoke notes in aroma. Very Czech in the smell, feels like a sweet dunked. Ashy and dusty smoke and chocolate in flavor. Bit stale in mouthfeel. The smoke comes late and becomes intense only then. Longlasting smoke. Light to medium bodied. A confusing smoked beer.
lord_totenkopf (307) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is smoked but not really smoked meat, more like the smoked malts. Really smooth, almost stout-like structure not as aggressive as some other smoked types but kind of lacks some more intense aftertaste too.
TheCametron (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a cream coloured head. Sweet malt with a light bitter finish permeated the whole way by a ’Black Forest Ham’ flavour which isn’t bad at all.
MarcoDonato87 (10) - Pisa, ITALY - JUL 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A honest smoked beer from this wonderful producer of horrible beer. It’s time for dinner
Gurthnar (976) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (best before October 2011) shared by Peter Bognar. Aroma lightly basement aromas. Very light smoke, hints of peat. Dark brown colour. Taste is slightly watery, lower body. Light smoke, roasted. Medium malty sweetness.
Another bottle (best before 2012) had some sourness. I could not tell if it was a sign of contamination/spoiling, or it was a genuine flavour in the beer.
Derbeth (134) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells just like smoked bacon, with slight roasty notes - really interesting. A small bit metal, after some time reveals caramel aroma, which I don’t particularly like. Hardly any hop aroma. Black, nice tan foam. Light sweetness (I can live with it), lightly sour (quite acceptable). Light body, even a bit watery, average carbonation. Generally, an interesting combination, worth trying.
Jamedra (271) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Láhev 500 ml. Po nalití silné uzené aroma karamelu. Středně vysoka jemná držící pěna krémové barvy. Barva piva je temně rudá. Po prvním doušku je cítit chuť připomínající uzený bok a karamel s lehkou kávovou hořkostí. Pivo je vcelku chutné a pitelné.
inbirraveritas (1154) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown/ruby body with a creamy beige head on its top, which laces.
Smoky, buttery nose.
Malty aroma with molasses, smoke and butter underpainted by mild grassy hops.
Slick, somewhat sticky mouthfeel.
Sweetbitter finish escorted by roasted malt and spices.
Carfi (293) - Rakovník, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lahev (Pivárium Nové Strašecí) - Tmavá barva , slabší pěna, chuť po karamelu, lehce uzený, na klasický nakouřený piva z okolí Bamberku toto pivo nemá, ale snaha se cení .
chinchill (1019) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dunkel rauchbier was purchased and consumed in Cesky Krumlov, home of the brewery. The .5 L beer was near black and apparently hazy, with a durable and generous tan head.
This brew smells great: sweet barley malt with just a hint of hops and smoke. I am not a fan of smoked beers, or so I thought, so I was pleased that this at least smelled good. The taste was not the same as the aroma, with a pronounced smokiness in addition to the ample flavor of dark roasted malt. Normally objectionable ((for me), I found the smoke a nice addition to this dark beer, overlaying a flavor of grilled grains with none of the artificial smoke flavor I’ve experienced in some other smoked beers. Even the smokiness that lingered after tasting was welcome.
Smooth, creamy, and well-carbonated.
O - one of the best smoked beers I’ve had. Highly recommended.
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Siilinpesä, 20121029) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had malts, molasses and smoke. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were smoke, malts, molasses, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was smoky, watery, malty and bitter. No real flaws but both the aroma and the taste were quite mild.