Errl (1462) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle..Pour is golden with thin fading head..Nose is caramel, cola, musty..Taste is some soft smoke, caramel, grass, earth
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. The aroma has a ton of grain and biscuit malt with some smoke added. The flavor is similarly bland. I get some grain notes as well as some liquid smoke character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours dark ruddy brown with a transient beige head. Aroma is smoky cola. Med body or nearly. Flavor is smoky treacle. Add sugar and pour on bacon/waffles. It’s rather towards dry, tho malty, and it has enough smoke to generate a mouth coating. Interesting.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear burgundy with a small dirty white head, and good lacing.
smell is faint and of some malt.
taste is creamy, chocolate, rye, some caramel in there, and roasted malt. ends smooth and malty.
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy at 5am during the Canada vs. Sweden gold medal hockey game. Hazy copper colour with an average white head that leaves lace early on. Sweet caramel, some nutty traits, with a modest meaty smokey character that does not dominate. Nicely balanced, very drinkable.
Crispy34 (349) - Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle share. Aroma is chocolate and a bit of smoke. Appearance is dark with a bit of head. Taste is dark then turns a bit smoked. Finishes of dark malt. Palate is pretty even. Overall, a good smoked beer. Would buy again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to Santa for this very interesting smoked beer. It is not exactly a prototypical rauchbier but neither is it a glass full of cigarette ash. It is one of those beers I am glad to try to help me figure out the good from the bad but overall it is nothing special itself.
Aroma / Appearance - A deep caramel base supports a pillar of ivory head that lingers for a while. Smoky bacon in the pan, slices of deli ham, and the inside of a smokehouse hang in the air. For the style it feels a bit dry.
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel feels thin and a bit weak. Fortunately the flavor profile saves it with a mixture of smoky ham, coffee dregs, and malts. It is not very robust or long lasting. However it does not have any major flaws either. Fremont may not have impressed me here but I’d give them a shot if I were sitting at a bar in Seattle just to double check.
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lake Forest Bar and Grill. Pours a brownish copper color with a small khaki head that leaves light lacing. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and smoke. Tastes of the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with great carbonation. Great smoked beer. Paired well with the steak I ordered. Lots of flavor very balanced and the smoke flavor wasn’t overpowering like some smoked beer if had. I’’ll definitely drink this again.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Trade. No date on bottle. Translucent, light cola color and creamy thin head. Caramel and mild coffee aromas, with a whisp of smoke and spice. Mouthfeel is soft, full, and creamy, with lower carbonation. Flavors of smoke, roasted malt, and subtle caramel. Overall, another balanced beer from Fremont, with decent aromas and flavors reminiscent of a mildly smoked Belgian Dubbel. Decent stuff... Subtle and nuanced, with balanced mouthfeel.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper color with light tan head. Ganja smoke, caramel, toast aromas. Medium bodied. Smoked caramel, toast, nutty flavors with a smooth easy finish.