j12601 (7000) - 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.
keepersj12 (2789) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well done. Chocolate and caramel in the aroma. The flavor is sweet with a hint of smoke. Very well balanced with a lively mouth feel.
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drpimento (2298) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well really an excellent beer one of the best smoked brews I've ever had. Chord with a nice tan head a little lace and a very dark brown almost opaque color. Aroma is roast a little smoke malts hint of coffee and cocoa. Flavor is like aroma, plus has a little sour and carbonic tang that normally I don't like with smoke beers but here it works quite well. Body isn't as lush as I might have expected for this style of beer but actually it works better and makes it quite drinkable.
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Geiserich (3498) - Linz, 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 (2091) - 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 (5272) - 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 (426) - 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.
adnielsen (9536) - 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 (2145) - 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 (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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!