Concealer (1187) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown, near black with a foamy, lasting tan head. Aromas of smoke, dark fruit, grain, and chocolate. Flavor is sweet with smoke, light chocolate and malt. Light bodied, light carbonation.
17Beer (226) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good aromas of malt and some hops. Pours black with a tan head. Light lacing. Nice flavors of hops and yeast. Dry layer like. Heavy carbonation. Lots of burps. Nice.
zoucrew102 (1411) - - OCT 16, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smoky aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee and roast. Pours black with about one finger of light brown head that has decent retention and lacing. Starts with good flavors of roast, coffee and chocolate as well as a rich full body. Finishes smooth with a good amount of smoke to go with the roast that lingers on the palate nicely. Excellent black beer.
onceblind (7469) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep cola brown under a thin light tan head. Big German smoked malt aroma that has a nice little black pepper and meaty quality about it, and a light grassy hop. Crisp and cracker-grainy flavor that’s gentle on the smoke and very gentle meatiness, has a touch of black pepper, and a smooth dark malty lagered finish. Pretty tasty and smooth and refined.
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at City Tap House in University City - nice dark brown color. Sweet and smoky flavor and aroma.
kraddel (6359) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
at Mel’s Craft Beer and Dinner - Vienna . Pours black, no head. smell is bit smoked, but not extreme . taste is rather bittter, some dark malts. smoke is very mild. balanced in a complex whole. ok body and carbo. not bad
Werckmeister (2277) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355l from bottle at Mels Diner. black colour, almost no head. smells of spices, earthy, light smoke, light caramel. nice smell. medium body, soft carbonation, sick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, some smoke, smoked sausage, spices, light caramel, light licorice. finishes lightly earthy bitter with notes of spices and licorice notes. nice one.
tapefuzz (144) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cola-colored brown with a medium beige head. Light, smoky aroma of gouda, and maybe a little fruit. Caramel malt gives a cola-like taste accented by a mild smoky char. Average carbonation. Pillowy mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
Frank (4022) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is sort of schwartzbier-ish, I’d say, pushing into porter territory. The level of smoke here is significant but not overbearing. It is just a notch or two past the level where I might believe that level of smokiness can be coaxed out of regular roasted grains. It works pretty well as a compliment to chocolate and coffee flavors otherwise. It’s just a hint sweet and medium bodied. It seems fairly clean from a fermentation standpoint but it’s a bit hard to tell because of all the roast/smoke. If you are into smoked porters, give this a try. It is a pretty decent spin on the style.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose is dark smoked malt cacao, coffee. Tastes smooth, with smoked malt, cacao, mild coffee, dark fruit. Smooth, smoky yet slightly sweet finish, and very smooth.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: bottle 12 oz
Aroma: milder in character, hinted with smoke and deep malts. Tad too fruity for such beer.
Top: medium plus cap, mocha, creamy with lace and rings.
Base: light brown into brown.
Palate : medium thinner body, creamy texture with delicate carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: mild smoke up font, mellow pleasant enough session able dark lager. Rauch lovers would say that this one is too mellow.
other notes I like it but this could be done better.