kramer (5393) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Smoke ’em if ya Gots ’em Fest 2010. Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head that had some decent retention. Very traditional appearance. Really nice Rauch nose, great campfire smokiness and smoked meats with some slightly sweet munich malt. Nice big campfire smoke flavor with a sturdy toasty munich malt sweetness. Medium bodied with soft gentle carbonation. Surprisingly great for a beer from Manayunk!
argo0 (12277) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some smoked meat. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoked meat, light ash. Medium body, light acidity.
blipp (7070) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet and smoky malty aroma with beef jerky and burlap notes. Similar flavor, sweet caramel base, smoke, and beef jerky. Nice.
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting. Poured a medium amberish color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of smoke and some caramel. Tastes of smoke, caramel, and some toasted nuts.
italianjohn (2512) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a light amber hue ... tan head aroma of smoke .... light malt but tons of smokey taste that dominates ... intensely smoked indeed ... not much else to write about this one light malt lots of smoke period.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Manayunk. To start with, I love the clever name. Pours a clean light brown, orange hints, and a medium sized white head. Awesome smoke, bacon and campfire, up there with some of the Schlenkerlas. Medium bodied, malty and more smoke. Really tasty. More smoke on the finish, light toasted malt and a faint bitterness. Really good smoke. This alone was worth the visit, and was the only thing I drank after finishing off the sampler. So good.