bu11zeye (12576) - 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 (6425) - 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 (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, 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 (1835) - 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 (5297) - Freising, 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 (10029) - 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 (9156) - Ottobrunn, 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
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 L bottle, shared with Rune and Gunnar@Plan B, København. Huge foamy, lightly tanned head. Body is dark brown, limited clarity. Aroma of toasted malts with a sourish-ashy accent. Sweet, light caramelly malt flavor. Subdued, delicate smokiness. Some bittering hops is noticable. Quite light-bodied, and feels kind of diluted in the mouth. Dries up towards the finish. Overall a balanced and harmonious Smoked.
Rune (10697) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml swing-top bottle shared with Gunnar and OleR at Plan B. Opaque, dark-brown body under a nice rocky, beige head. Well balance dark malty flavour with a slightly smoked touch. Bittersweet endnotes. Mild herbal dryness in the mouth. Good drinking (Copenhagen, 05.05.2010).
gunnar (7516) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle @ Plan B, Copenhagen. Pours hazy copper with a big frothy tan head. Aroma is dark malty, and some caramel. Taste is initially sweet, turns watery before a touch of smoke ends it all, nice beer.