rangerred (660) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Maxís Taphouse in Baltimore. Served in a pint glass.
Cloudy dark brown body with a wonderful rocky head and excellent head retention.
Aroma has tons of smoke, bacon, along with some dark fruit. Smells a lot like a campfire.
Lots of smoke on the taste with cooked meat. There is also a pleasant fruityness reminiscent of figs and raisins. Definitely some bacon. There is a little tartness but it is not over the top. Mouthfeel is full with a slightly sticky finish.
Probably the best rauchbier I have every had. The smoke is extremely intense and over the top but yet there are numerous other subtle flavors that manage to come through. Iím extremely fortunate to have tasted this beer and I really hope I find it again sometime.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Poured a clear light maple color ale with a small foamy head with average retention. Aroma consists of smoked malt with light woody notes and floral undertones. Taste is dominated by easy drinking notes of smoked malt with light wood notes and floral undertones. Body is full with somewhat of a fat mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Great mix between complexity and drinkability.
Nocturne (381) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Hazy brownish red shade with an off-white head. Very punchy smoke factor in the aroma at first; just like smoked sausage. Sadly it doesnít last all the way through the glass. Higher carbonation than I expected and just about winning the battle to stay above lightness of body. Very tasty and well done smokiness but on this evidence I donít really see why it ranks top for its style.
mR_fr0g (439) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the euston tap. Big sausage maple glaze smokey aroma. Caramel colour small beige head. Sticky caramel toffee sausage. Smoke. Quite sweet. Medium carb.
Rasmus40 (6981) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Euston Tap. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate smoky - bacon. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 270413
Iphonephan (1198) - Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at pizzeria Paradiso old town. Pours a fairly clear amber with an off white head. Malty aroma. Smoky malt flavor. Smooth and tasty.
jackl (2582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ The White Horse on Parsons Green. The pourís deep ruddy reddish brown with a small head. The nose is of honey glazed smoked ham. Donut. Rich but not overpowering smokey accents. The taste is more of the same. Rich, nutty malts. Rustic smoked ham. Sweet bakery bread and light chocolate. Wonderfully smooth, well-rounded stuff. Nice and creamy on the palate. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, smoked beers arenít really my thing, but itís impossible to fault this. Great.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TÝrst with Max, Ramy, GT & Whitney, Podey, and maybe some others later. Pours a clear amber brown with a medium sized beige head. Lovely campfire on the nose, crisp malt behind it. Medium bodied, smooth malt, a bit of sweetness, some caramel notes. Not the omnipresent smoke that permeates many of their beers, this is much easier and subtler. Gentle smoke lingers on the finish. Lovely stuff.
jredmond (4008) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Draft at proletariat with Andrew, PJ, Brendan and Dubra. Pours a hazy amber body with no head and very light lacing. Aroma is pulled pork, wood, earthy bacon and light shoe polish. Mouthfeel is super drinkable considering the rich meaty flavors displayed. This has got to be one of the best smoked beer Iíve had to date. Wonderful, cheers.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a lighter brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of fairly heavy smoke, light roasted malt, and Bacon. Flavor was similar, very well integrated smoke but not ashy without sweetened malts.
vtafro (1862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber pour with tan head. Smoked aroma dominates. Flavor is less smoky than other aecht smoked brews.