Fatehunter (1065) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown and bubbly. The head was a bunch of bubbles that only formed into a head for a few seconds.
Smells like smoke, lots of it. Exactly like a raunchier. There is also the smell of black olives.
It tastes smokey too. Also roasted malt and bacon.
Lots of carbonation, light body and stickiness to the texture.
I like the smokey smell and taste, but the other tastes and texture are just not fitting together for me. Worth trying if only for its uniqueness.
SimplySike (668) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with tiny tan head.
Aroma smoke, sweet, caramel, spice.
Taste smoke, very sweet.
Not a great beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Dark brown body with a small frothy tan head. Sweet smoke and caramel aroma. Sweet malty flavor with light smoke, caramel and fruit. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
fluffy (1252) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
WTF?! why does it taste and smell like a rauchbier?! is it the tea? is it supposed to be that smoky? ugh, this was a mess. drain pour.
wisdomsolo (263) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smelled ok but the flavor was big BBQ. Weird! After multiple swallows the bbqness almost goes away.
LomYst (378) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
weird aroma, full of bacon, lots of bacon! something else i cant quite catch, but very familiar.... weirdly sweet but with some even more weir sourness in int... gets creamier in the end as the body is getting bigger en the taste is getting sweeter, bacon remains though... verrry nice in my opinion but i had to get used to it somehow... very unique
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled on 02/16/2011
4/07/2011: Left Hand TNT (Weizen Doppelbock with Lapsang Souchoug Tea)... Aroma: Beechwood smoked malt (not good); spicy banana and wheat. Appearance: Really dull and muddy color; dreadful dark brown-gold-GRAY liquid; foamy beige crown. Flavor: Smokey sweet banana and caramelized what; quite a bit of sweetness; way too smoky for the style; Belgian-like fruit and spice; sweetness and some apple notes come through after it breathes; a little of burned bandaids. Palate: Mediumg to medium-full body; smooth and mellow texture. Overall: I like smoke, but it really doesnít fint with this beer; I DON"T LIKE THIS BEER AT ALL; very strange brew; it somewhat reminds me of bean soup with smoked hamhocks! What a cluster-F! Too much stuff is going on and nothing is working well together. WHAT A WRECK OF A BEER!
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle from Dorothy Lane Market in Dayton, Ohio. Thanks ! Rating #134 for this beer.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours murky brown with a creamy tan head. Sugary malts and salted meat in the nose, along with notes of brown sugar. Big sweet flavor with tons of candied ham, some rich bread, toasted sugar. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet and lightly sticky finish with lots more candied ham, rich bread. Rich and very tasty. Not a well-loved style, I suppose, but this one does some nice stuff.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown colour, slight off-white head. Aroma of smoky tea, bacon and jasmin. Sweet flavour, smoke, light tea, bacon and malts. Smoky finish, sweet malts and caramel.
(from 66cL bottle @ Oirschot tasting. Thanks for sharing, joes!)
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fles gedronken bij joes, plaatjes op de fles doen me denken aan eigen tekeningen van toen ik kleiner was, bruine/rode kleur, ruikt heel erg naar gerookte spek en zout, smaakt ook zo, mij een beetje te, maar het heeft wel iets
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ joes. Dark brown colour with a small beige head. Smells bacon, smokey. Tastes bacon. Lots and lots of bacon. Medium body, soft carbo.