pianotu (65) - USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely rounded and balanced, beautiful dark amber color. Slightly warming with caramel sweetness; not much nose and head.
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Pad2112 (1) - - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely smokey and sweet bock style beer worth getting hold of, available at Marks & Spencer
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burtsbeerblog (11) - - JAN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as smoky as a German smoked beer but a good dark ale which a strong bitter after taste
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of the 6% variant from Marks & Spencer, Watford. Poured a bright ruby colour with a thin, tight off white head. Aroma of cloves, berries and iodine. Smoked malt dominates the initial flavour with notes of brown sugar and spice. Finish was toasted malt, caramel and Christmas cake. Rather liked this.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 6% version from Marks & Spencers, Grimsby. Chestnut brown, thin shortlived off white head and moderate condition. Gentle sweet burnt toffee and a muted woody smokiness in the nose, slightly chalky in the mouth with the woodsmoke notes slightly more dominant over a now subdued toffee sweetness, finish has a low sweet smoky bitterness lingering briefly.
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Slow’s BBQ. Medium brown and bitter. OK drinkability. A bile.t under the style.
jbruner (1881) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper from the bottle with bubbly head and moderate lace. Aroma is smoky and slightly metallic maltiness, hints of oak, slight underlying sweetness. Taste is smoke and sweet malt, over smooth. Not crazy smoky, nice balance, biscuit sweet ending. Pretty nice.
nuplastikk (4090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brasserie V. Big classic Bamberg rauch aroma. Not so far removed from Ur-Bock. Smooth and easy. This is a solid offering. Meaty, clean, no stickiness, just smooth raisin tinged malt. One the best Meantime beers I’ve had. Nails it.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from Marks and Spencer. Aroma is sweet mapel bacan smoked bacon. Red copper colour with a persistent thin cream head. Flavour is sweet nutty caramel, smokey bacan and light salt caramel. Finish is pretty dry. Finish is nice rye spicy quality.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Fosse M&S. Pours with a slim grey-beige cap over ruby beer. Genuine smoked ham and processed cheese, Bamburg-hinting aroma. Rusted with strong iron and bitterness beneath gammon-thick smoke; chocolate, grilled veg. OK but the metal and bitterness don’t really fit.
mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dear Bushwick, Brooklyn tap ($5): Pours mahogany with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, subtle smoke, and a pinch of hops. Taste is slightly sweet. Lightly smoked. Kind of meaty. I would have liked it to be a little more on the smoked side. Pleasant to drink. Soft body.