Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs, apricot), with notes of smoked meat, DMS (cabbage!), smoke/ash.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic.
While the first whiff had some promise, it didn’t take long for the cabbagey odor to appear. Fairly dirty aftertaste as well. A dumper.
rauchbierlover (452) - Roma, ITALY - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange, small white head. Malty aroma. Malty, slightly metal, some smoke. Malty long finish. Body medium, lively carbonation
Kita (432) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, 0.25l. Hazy amber brown color with thin and tan-like head. Lightly smoked malt aroma and notes of grassy hops. Tastes gently smoked with light bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. It’s not Schlenkerla, but still fairly pleasant...
3fourths (6958) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft at Kraus in Hirschaid
lightly hazed golden amber body with a small white head. simple sweet grain / corn in the nose, similar flavor but with touches of DMS. tart and starchy flavor, low hop presence, doughy yeast, seems stale, lifeless and simple, with an oily and very thin texture. the smoke is nearly impossible to find; I guess it comes across as some sort of cigarette ask and stale, dried pork, but I wouldn’t even guess there *was* smoked malt in here if I wasn’t told beforehand. a simple beer in poor shape, uncared-for by the people who brought it into the world.
hawanna (1089) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l swing-top bottle BB 29. May 13
red, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam
smoke, herbs, coffee, toast, woody, licorice, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snallygaster, Gravity cask. Clear red-brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, bread. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Hazy amber beer. Little cream coloured head. Light dry palate. Papery malts and mellow smoke and a trace of dried fruits. Dry finish.
Leighton (6973) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours glowing gold with a fine, white foam head. Moderate smoke nose, some caramel. Medium to big sweet flavor with sturdy smoke, honey ham, caramel. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with understated smoked malt character beside more carmamel and sugar-coated meat. Nice rauchbier. I like it.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
at GBBF 2012 ... light roast malt nose ...copper sweet toffee malt ... dark suger ... ligth smokey malts ... soft fruit .. not me at all
zacgillbanks (962) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A dark chestnut coloured beer with a slight nutty and caramel flavour followed by a very strong beechwood smoked flavour and smooth slight roasted finish.