Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at GBBF 2007. 50 cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a huge white head. Aroma of smoke wood. Very tasty with flavour of smoke wood, spices and ends up very smooth. Hard to drink a lot of this beer.
Darkover (1527) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/brown color with a huge beige head. Aroma of smoked malts. Flavor of smoked malts and spices.
bierkoning (11040) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Woody, smokey aroma with licorice. Flavor has fat bacon, smoke, beechwood. Smoky and hopbitter aftertaste. A huge taste bomb, there is nothing refined and balanced in this beer, but it is certainly a tasty and very interesting one.
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours an effervescent, dark reddish body with a small, fizzy off-white head.
Smell: Intensely smokey, meat-laden nose with hints of wood and fire-roasted juniper berries.
Taste: Dark caramel flavor and sweetness that’s smothered with a ton of smokiness and wood. Mmm, thick-cut bacon. Charred juniper berries and mint. Christmastime potpourri blend. Hint of yeast. Finshes dry, with an herbal bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated, kinda fizzy actually.
Drinkability: I hope you like your beers smokey!
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown-red with a big-bubbled light khaki head. Moderate meaty smoke aroma with some spice. The juniper is more apparent in the taste, with the smoke and juniper combining to form a nice smoky earthy flavor, like someone tossed a piece of charred fragrant wood into my beer. And I mean that in good way.
JohnnyJ (4869) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red/brown and a beautiful beige head. Campfire, smoke, a tad bit of bacon, citrus, light fruit, and a hint of chocolate. Also some bitterness and pine. I really enjoyed this stuff.
Palidor19 (3064) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
quite an amazing idea of what a traditional ale/Rauch beer should be. it smokiness brings an great quality to something special. giver a try
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is smoky like it should be with some toasted malt. The appearance is deep copper orange with a large tan head. The flavor is like the aroma and not as overpowering as some smoke beers. The palate is thick. This is a well made beer but not my style.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown pour with a med-large, persistent beige head. Aroma is a nice smoky mix of campfire-smoked wood, twigs. Flavor is an intense smoky mix that is quite potent - burnt wood, grass, berries? Nice sticky feel. The only problem here is that its not "refreshing" when it comes to taste. The smoke is a bit overwhelming, but its interesting and definitely high quality stuff - just not an everyday brew.
skortila (4816) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is great. It has a lot of smoke, juniper indeed, perhaps pine, some roasted malts even, wood. Nice and complex. Hazy, brown coloured with a medium, beige, lasting head. Taste is quite bitter and has smoke, juniper/pine, some maltiness. Leaving a dry, pleasant and lingering finish. This is truly remarkable stuff.