williamstome (1394) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Palish gold pour. Smokey aroma. Smokey, mildly hoppy flavor. Interesting in that itís smokey, but boring beyond that.
Tonkun (1227) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Clear golden pour with a nice white head. Smoke, ham, bacon, wood. A lot of smoke. Interesting beer but I canít have a lot of this
mansquito (4209) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is ham and sausage and malt. Taste is smoky and a little sweet. Smoke is everywhere. The smoke is good. The beer is good. I like it.
JBPortland (1212) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle pours clear rusty amber with small finger of head. Nose is pretty much straight smoke, toasty grain, creamed corn, light hay spice, some round fruit. Taste is dominated by smokey grain, some round bitter apple sauce fruit, potato, light crust, corn, meats. Finishes mostly dry, lingering smoke, creamed corn chowder, some bready toast, some bitterness and grain. Not unpleasant but pretty one note, probably donít need to revist this.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Super cloudy, toasted golden color. Soapy khaki-tinted head that fades to a collar quickly. Aroma of peated mats, lightly meaty smoke, faint bacon, salt, some toasted cereal grains. Taste is less meaty & more just smoke heavy. Liquid smoke, peat, mild campfire, toasted grain, pale malt, straw, a touch of grassiness. Mild char towards the finish. Light-medium bodied. A little subdued over all but still pretty nice.
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. golden orangish pour. good dose of smoke/smoked meat in aroma & flavor. medium to fuller mouthfeel. Easy drinking. good
KyotoLefty (7877) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster from Tap at the brewery. Clear, bright golden color. Nose of smoked ham, brown sugar added and baked. Very smoky flavor, ham, lightly malty, great balance. A well done version of a pale and smoky beer where the smoke flavors can stand out.
crajun (1084) - , Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from the great phatdog. love this brewers other beers. not a fan of this one - I didnít get much smoke in taste nor aroma. I didnít get much of anything in taste or aroma - meh.
ClarkVV (4352) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sav Mor Liquors, drunk 4/5/14
Glassy, clear, soft-rosy/orange colored body is topped by a beige head that recedes slowly to cover.
Caramel mixes with smoke in the nose, rather sweet and bacony, with lots of black pepper, soft vanilla notes and a bit of raisiny-like sweetness. The smoke isnít dominant here. Didnít think it really faded that fast, but this certainly is to the contrary. I think this is what, 9 or 10 months old? No signs of oxidation, just lots of maltiness.
The flavor is more of the same, somewhat tired body is low on carbonation, with some sugary, bordering syrupy caramel notes more than balancing the light smoke phenols. No flaws or anything, just without the big smokiness, itís a touch too sweet and Iím surprised how little carbonation is left. Will be curious to try an aged bottle of Smoked Marzen and see what happens.
Bill Becker (566) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a hazy straw gold with a couple of inches of foam, some awesome lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly.
It smells like a lovely breakfast minus the eggs; smoked ham, big on bacon aromas, it has my attention 100%.
Tastes just like what I smelled. Big bacon, ham, yeah, the smoke IS intense and is not for the timid but Iíve never been accused of being timid. It comes in a 16.9 oz bottle and Iím sure, after Iím finished, I would not yearn for another but thatís no slant on the brew at all. Sometimes one and done works.
Medium bodied with perfect carbonation.
This beer was, as I have finished, a real treat for me. Thanks again, Kevin!
mcberko (9752) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL bottle, sent from Gregg657 (thanks a lot, Pete), pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Nose brings out lots smoke, but not of the ashtray kind, but lighter. Flavour is similar, with notes of smoke and to an lesser degree, corn. The smoke is very prominent, drowning out everything else that might be there otherwise. Decent stuff - a drinkable not-too-overpowering smoked lager.