swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue Monk, smoke dominated brew. Really hard to gather anything past smoke/peat. Pumpkin presence....not sure. If you like smoked/rauch this is beer for you. Interesting beer , well made but smoke seems too dominate
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fuck yeah Ben! Making rare beer! Nose of leather smoke light vegetal notes toasted nuts underneath. Pours brown nice tannish head. Flavors of smoke, light earthy vegetal squash roast/toast. Lingering salty smoked meat note even though its smoked squash. What the fuuuucccckkkk?!? Trade your.children and hoes for this.beer. its rare as fuck! Yes! USA.
Theydon_Bois (8302) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Elysian Fields, Seattle - 09/11/12.
Clear mid amber with a thin off white.
Nose is big on rausch, ripe fruits, hint of caramel but smoke dominates.
Tastes of medicinal tones, rope fleshy fruits, big smokey hit, a little sweet fruit coming through.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a smokey finish.
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color with ivory sheen. Big smoked meat, campfire, smoke aromas. medium body. Big smoke beer flavors with some very mild vegetal pumpkin--good smoke brew
boFNjackson (4130) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Elysian’s GPBF 2012... Poured dark amberish-brown with an off-white head. I love pumpkin beer and a love smoked beers. What a nice marriage here. Smoke up front on both the nose and the palate. Hints of sweetness from malt and squash. Charred grains, campfire smoke, and earthiness in there.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one pours a gorgeous dark crystal amber body with a creamy top. Smoked jerky nose that is likewise expressed on the palate. Cozy smoked meat flavor, but it never becomes too much. This is an excellent rauchbier. My main criticism is that this brew is devoid of pumpkin character.
Getbetter (830) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tap at capital hill location, dark amber in color, smoked meat and pumpkin in flavor, the smoke flavor is not so powerful where it covers up and its pretty good.
Nickls (1829) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Thinner off-white head on a hazy dark brownish copper. Lots of beechwood smoke, some slight bacon, sobdued maltiness, and fairly straightforward aromas along those lines. Smokiness continues through the flavor, but not as overpowering as in the aroma, with some slight toffee and allspice in the finish. Touch of toast as well in the finish. Medium body with subtle carbonation. I take this is a smoke brew, and decent one at that.