Beerenberger (1545) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is smoky! Pours a hazzy golden color with a nice, mostly lasting foamy white head and some lacings. Very attractive in the glass. The taste is, like the nose, smokey with a nice bitter finish and not much aftertaste. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp. Overall, I really liked this beer! It stands out in a crowd of so-so beers because of a really unique taste. Nice work Jester King!
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Spicy and herbal on the nose, a hint of smoke. Medium bodied, soft smoke, a bit of spiciness, yeast and a touch of herbs. Long slow smoke finish with a little bit of soft bitterness. Very tasty.
cfrancis (2594) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light yellow with a fizzy white top. Aroma is smoked meat and sweet juniper berries. This beer is like a jekyll and hyde. I can have one sip and get roasty malts and smoked meat and a real rauch feel and then the next sip is light and farmy with sweet juniper berries and light wood. Very interesting and a great balance.
GRM (3154) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olive bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 17 2014; eye: straw, lightly hazy, good white head that turns into a thick sheet, no lacing; nose: floral hops, light smoke, light citrusy, light wild yeasts; mouth: floral hops, light smoke, light meaty, light citrusy, light wild yeasts, salt, meaty finale, light-medium body, rather carbonated, lightly bitter, fizzy texture; overall: different
Bouteille olive, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 17 octobre 2014; œil : paille, légèrement voilée, bonne mousse blanche qui se transforme en une bonne couche, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon floral, léger fumé, léger citrique, léger levures sauvages; bouche : houblon floral, léger fumé, léger viandeux, léger citrique, léger levures sauvages, sel, finale viandeuse, corps léger-moyen, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement amère, texture pétillante; en résumé : différente
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the End of History tasting. Aroma is smoked wood, sour cherry, lemon zest, and a nice floral funk. Pours amber with great carb and a decent fizzy head. Taste is smoke and tart forward with burnt wood, sour oak, iron, black peppercorn and lemon juice. Great blend of the two mouthfeels while still feeling light enough to drink a lot of.
Jow (2361) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a beer I wanted to try for some time. pours hazy yellow. nose is predominately smoke. Tastes of bacon smoke, juniper, white pepper, tree bark, and some pine. lively palate and big flavors
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold white head. Nose/taste of juniper, smoked birchwood, smoked tree bark, lemon. Lighter medium body.
vtafro (4057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Smokey, light malt and spice underneath. Flavors are smoke forward and dominant.
tgncc (2956) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At jtclockwork’s. The aroma is smoke, lemon. The appearance is hazy yellow, white head. The flavor is smoky, lemon, pine. The finish is mole, pine, juniper. Interesting.
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Welcome to Houston -- Aroma is a strong assertive smoke, hint of hops? Flavor is extremely assertive smoke, juniper, (palette is working every every synapse) ... and I think I lost it. Drank another sip and pretty sure my palatte is more and officially wrecked. Nothing to see here move on ...
TXBadger (1666) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reviewed from notes: smoke on the aroma with just a bit of juniper and citrus. On the palate there is smoke and juniper, not my favorite combination. Weird beer.