stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and smoke. The flavor is malt, smoke and sweetness.The palate is smoked. Overall a good beer with a good balance.
thornecb (4113) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Off-white micro head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Medium smoked aromas. Dark chocolate caramel upfront turning sweet and smoky in the lasting licorice finish.
notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle with a crude black and white label that looks like it was printed using an old dot matrix printer - lightly cloudy ruby pour - loose, sudsy lace - nose of earth, peat, heavy campfire smoke - some notes of dry spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) - a bit of herbal character - full mouthfeel - soft carbonation - begins a bit earthy and moderately tart/acidic - immediately noticeable, heavy smoke that last throughout - some dry, peaty character through the middle - some notes of heather and herbs - develops a moderate caramel character and a bit of plumy sweetness late - mild alcohol in the finish compliments the lingering smoke - sort of a combo of a scotch ale and a smoky traditional ale - pretty dang good, aside from a slightly astringent bitterness on the tail end.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely tons of smoke in this beer. You can smell the Bamburg malt. Taste it lots of smoke, smooth chocolatey malt and a nice lingering finish. Moderate bitterness. I only wish my gouda was warm enough to dip in this.
FatPhil (8353) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle (Maltainen Riekko, Helsinki)
7 Teraleijona pastilija smokiness with sweetness, touch of bacon.
5 black, small ring tan head.
7 blue cheese and salt retronasals. Taste is slightly burnt and tarry, touch of toffee too. Some nettle tingles.
3 Very biting, almost caustic from the phenols.
13 Doesn’t have the balance of the smokiest Bamberg, and the harshness is a lttle over the top.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Batch # 273. Total bottles prodcued: 1080. Poured a dark brown, almost black, color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, roasty, meaty, caramel, and campfire. Tastes of smoke (although not as strong as in the aromas), caramel, roast, and had an ashy finish.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and liquorish.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 273. Bottle, which appears to have a homemade label. Mahogany brown, near black pour with a big tan head. Aromas of smoke, citrus, pine, juniper, cola, pepper and beef jerky. Light chocolate, leather and sarsaparilla notes. Flavors of smoke, peat, marshmallow, leather, alcohol and dirt. Light citrus. Very smokey. Lively bubbles, big, smokey body. Good smoked beer.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer has a very intriguing smokiness - less "smoked meat" like you get with most German rauchbeers and more charcoal briquet. Quite dark and fairly dry. Not off-putting, just a bit bizarre.
glennmastrange (2125) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with cereal and milk chocolate for the malt, herbs and resin for the hops, earth for the yeast and background notes of smoke, wood and brown sugar. Head is small, creamy,frothy light brown with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is muddy brown with a chunk or two at the bottom. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, moderately bitter and a touch sour. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a lively carbonation and lightly astringent finish. Full and rich, and nice smokey overtones.