obguthr (3827) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoked peat nose. Reasonably clear amber, thin head. Smoked peat flavor which obliterates any underlying pilsner qualities. Medium body, full flavored intensity.. I would have preferred a little less smoke and much more Saaz, but this is rather enjoyable.
Ratman197 (9792) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of smoke, crackers, light citrus and light pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, bread, light pepper and a hint of citrus with a crisp dry lingering smokey finish.
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by Ratman. Nose is lightly smoky, floral hops, and a tiny hint of bubblegum. Murky yellow with a medium offwhite head. Flavor is smoky,peppery, and a hint of bitter.
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by marcus. Color is cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste is smoked and that’s all you can pick up.
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours golden orange with a very transient head. Aroma of smoke and light pitted fruit. ed minus body. Flavor is smokey light pitted fruit and maybe some noble hop. Smoke is strong enough to cloak some details. Different.
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours orange copper with no head and a fruity aroma. There is a bitter slightly smoky pilsner flavor with a dry finish.
HighlanderOne (1002) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from big bottle. Aroma of hops, malt, caramel, ocean. Slightly cloudy gold with dissipating head. Smoke hits home in flavor, with pine and citrus hops caramel malt, and a bit of spice. Smoke and hops linger in aftertaste. Not something I’d wanna drink all day, but a good, unique brew.
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(co-rated with rbrazell) Draft... Hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention. The nose is straight-up smoked meat - maple ham, to be more specific. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is an assemblage of smoked pale and biscuity malts, smoked meat and an afterthought of toffee sweetness. There is a nice pinch of salt in the crisp, smoky, snappy hop finish. The smoked malt is a welcomed twist to an otherwise boring style.
mansquito (3385) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia tap ($7): Pours a murky gold with a white head. Aroma is smoked malt, beef, and grass. Taste is pretty smoky at the front. Hops are rather minimal. Taste gets kind of sweet and malty towards the end. Smokiness is nice, but kind of generic. Nice body. Not bad.
Niko100 (1999) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color; Medium body; Aroma of smoked meat, & campfire; Flavor of smoky malt, hops, caramel, and grain; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, this was quite interesting - it somehow worked.