Mora2000 (5303) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a deep red color with a tan head. The aroma is full of meaty smoke as well as some toffee and caramel malt. The smoke is classic Rauchbier. The flavor is more of the same. The malts compliment each other very nicely with some sweetness from the caramel and a lot of thick, meaty smoke. Ashy. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Mowbeer (326) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 Bottled (4.9%) from landbierparadies. Malt profile of chocolate,dried coconut,stone fruit,strong alcohol aroma.Very dry,prunes,dark cocoa powder,honey rye sweetness..All in all an excellent beer...
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. I have actually been to this small town before while coming from Muhlhausen (before my beer appreciation days). Pours with a tan head and a deep brown body. Aromas of smoke, chocolate, and oatmeal. Flavors are grainy, with notes of cereal, chocolate, apple and smoke. Light bubbles. Decent smoked.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml flip-top bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, toasted grain, subtle smoke, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, caramel, and light smoke.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to Koelschtrinker in trade, amber brown color with some malty metallic flavors and a fruity finish, lacking smoke
Grima (2028) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Into the glass is a dark brown, almost black beer with a good, high, fine cream crown. The smell is roasty smoky, caramel. Not particularly for ham, but in fact only of smoke and fumes. Starts roasted malt and smoky, this time with a hint of ham note. Plays with a little chocolate in the far background. The aftertaste is peat-smoky, tangy, becoming relatively quickly hoppy. To finish, it remains slightly smoky roasted flavor with a good peaty and earthy tones in the background.
fugitive (1208) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 500ml. Color brown with large brown head. Aroma caramel, roasted, smoke. Taste chocolate, smoke, burn caramel.
jfb (3414) - GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours a slightly hazy ruby-brown colour with a frothy light brown head. aroma of lightly toasted grain, with a hint of chocolate, nuts and herbal hops, a bit nondescript. flavour is more chocolate in the foreground, with some light smoke and char and a toasted-bitter finish. medium body and carbonation, just slightly watery.
shrubber85 (6792) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Swing top bottle. Slightly sweet smoked meat malt aroma. Dark reddish brown color with giant tan head. Sweet caramel malt and smoked meat flavor - a bit light but nicely blended. Subdued smokiness but very good.
MoritzF (8243) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, ruby coloured hue with a big and beige foamy head. Sweetish and toasty malty aroma with ashy notes, chocolate, herbal hops and a slightly smokey touch. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly ashy and leafy malt-character with notes of caramel, chocoate and rather restrained smoke-malty notes; dry-ish toasty malty finish with discreetly smokey notes and a tinge of herbal hops. Likeable brew, but rather disappointing as a smoked beer. 18.V.10