sunevdj (3019) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a huge, rocky, beige head. Smells bacony. Sweet with smoked malts and smoked ham. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry smoked finish. Good stuff.
1FastSTi (3270) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Jason for sharing this! This is a very nice rauchbier. The beer pours to a murky dark brown body with a creamy tan head. The aroma is meaty. Fresh made bacon bits and summer sausage. The flavor is meaty, bacon, smoked malts, nice rauchbier components. Typical palate. Medium bodied. Creamy chocolate shows up in the flavor at times.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, extra special thanks to sk8viking! Poured a clear, deep iced tea brown with a short cap of deeper beige head. The aroma picked up lots of meat.. bacon bits and ham with some brown sugar.. quite delightful! The flavor had plenty more meat going on.. well-smoked caramel, ham, and bacon with some darker fruits and grainy notes.. sweet and salty overall and powerfully enjoyable throughout. Medium-bodied and a bit lighter on the back-end.. sweet, smoky, and rather refreshing. Thanks Rene!
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of boboski!!! Damn, I think half of my ratings are courtesy of boboski. Color is a very deep brown, bordering on black. Aroma is a forceful and beguiling peated symphony of greatness. Should I be wearing a kilt and eating haggis, pondering how the essence of the peat bog has ended up in my glass? The flavor is a delight to behold. An ititial sweetness is overcome promptly by the essence of the smoke, which in turns yields to a maltiness. Awesome a delight to have had such a rarity.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Previously lost notes from GBBF 2006. Pretty much black. Sweet malty and a decent smoke character but perhaps not one of the better smoked beers. Still enjoyed it.
MiP (12987) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 6.3%. Weak salami and charcoal aroma. Cloudy dark brown colour. Stable light brown head. The flavour is nicely sweet and smoky. The smoke is like a sweet bonfire. Good mouthfeel.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy Ungstrup (at GBBF), August 2006. Muddy, dark brown colour. Very strong smoky bacon aroma. Less pronounced in the flavour. Lightish body, with a sweet edge and a touch too much carbonation for my taste.
jonas (5441) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Smoked juniper, orangepeel, wood. Pretty red brown, low brown head.
Wooden, chocolate, less smoke than expected really, milk chocolate aftertaste, bacon retronasal.Very good balance. Medium to light body. Smoked sausage, port, strawberry, light wood retronasal.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Murky dark brown lager with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. Acrid aroma with billows of peat and hickory smoke, dark malts, tobacco and charcoal. Excellent balance provided by deeply roasted malt sweetness, mild acidity and medium bitterness. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Smoky, crisp, dry finish. Kudos to boboski for sharing the bottle!
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the tasting this beer was present at, I do believe I was the person most intrigued and smitten with it. A bubbly beige head forms, creamy, with average retention, never fully receding. The body is oily, lightly hazy, a demonstration of tightly knit blood red and dark chestnut coloration combinations. The aroma is very heavy in all aspects, though certainly the majority of the recognition goes to multi-faceted and adorable one-of-a-kind smoke of a most delectable and mouthwatering variety. The smokiness resembles, in some tangent, peated malt with hints of dessert wine, much like a dram of Macallan 10 year old cask strength Scotch. Burning French oak notes follow and add to the melee. This is truly a very uniwue and heart-grabbing smokiness. Plentiful, fully toasted grains, light fruit and very little noticeable alcohol seal the deal, this one’s a keeper; what a shame it’s no longer produced. The California Common stylings of fermentation add depth rarely encountered in this genre. Additions of moderately high sugary-sweet caramels lead the flavor forward. Smoke is reduced to a moderate(neither too little nor excessive) amount, situated nicely within a lightly acidic tastebud crinkling malt profile. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, easygoing and thankfully devoid of any watery texture. High carbonation, lightly sticky until the end. The finish is of medium smoke, with salts and meat notes, sweetness lingering. So enjoyable.