j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear but dark brown with a medium sized beige to tan head. Smoke on the nose, crisp and smooth malt, a touch of toast and just the faintest lagery graininess. Medium bodied, smokey and smooth. Thins out a touch in terms of flavors, still some grain and a nice enough amount of smoke. Slow light smoke lingers for a while.
Geiserich (3265) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Very dark brown, nearl black color, coffee-brown creamy/foamy head. Aroma is smoky malt, milder then Schlenkerla for example. Flavor is also malty, light sourly, roasty, dark chocolate, cacao, mild smoke.
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of campfire, smoked meat, & some caramel; Flavor of smoky/roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, and some coffee; Nice aroma - solid.
Ferris (2868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Smoke, peat and some light booze. Dark brown with a rich head. Light smoke and a pale malt sweetness.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma - not impressive for the style - a little smoke, burnt sugar, toffee, and peat
Appearance - very dark brown, with an off white wisp halo
Taste - taste has more smoke than anything, peat and caramel are also present.
Palate - a medium body, texture is thick, peaty finish
Could be that Schlenkerla spoiled me, and I’m trying to have something measure up to it, but this just seemed lacking. What I will say is that it was closest in taste to Schlenkerla’s Rauchbier Marzen. Not bad, but ultimately forgettable.
gmellison (410) - Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour thanks to adnielsen pours a dark opaque brown with a big tan head. aroma is smokey and earthy. flavor is coffee, roasted malts, with a smoky finish.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Greg’s apartment, picked up in StL I believe. Pours a dark brown appearance with a creamy brown head. Light smoke, chocolate, herbal hoppy, caramel aroma. Pretty thick malty, chocolate, roasty, peat smoky flavor with a bit of ash and swamp on the finish.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head that settles to a ring and leaves very little lacing. The aroma is smoke, a bit of roast, and a little bit of bacon. Initial taste has a bit of sweetness with some smoky and woody flavors. The finish has a bit of ash and is quite drying. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at JF’s, from Bitter Virtue, 23/08/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a big ole light tan head.
Nose is malty, light rausch, toffee, touch metallic, mineral notes.
Taste comprises burnt cocoa, a greater depth to the smoke, ash, dark toffee, mineral notes, subtle background hoppage.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with light smoke.
Decent rausch affair, drinkable and not overpowering!
McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark viscous black with a tinge of brown and beige bubbly head. A little smoke but more like a sweet roasted watered down coffee. Bright and near salty, makerel ping on initial taste. Smooth CO2 that meets a low bitterness in the middle. Sweet and refreshing finish, drips of lemon squeeze zesting up the smoke on linger. Fantastic take on a Rauch.
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds.
malrubius (1638) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Seaford Bev? Dark brown with lasting tan head and lace. Aroma of peat caramel and a hint of cinnamon. Burnt caramel with earty peaty smoke and somewhat assertive smoky grassy bitter finish. Lingering grassy earthy smoke. Not sure why this isn’t blowing me away, might be the slightly excessive smoky burnt bitterness or the excessively smoky earthy aftertaste. Nevertheless, very good.