bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer. Has an amazing smoky flavor like it came out of a wood fire. Very rich and tasty.
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Restrained aroma, doesn’t smell as smokey as it is. Full bodied flavour, the smoke prevents the malt from getting too sweet, odd as that may seem. Malty finish.
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy brown/red. Sweet applewood smoke faint on the nose. Sweet with hints of sour and mustard savoriness. Milky in texture with a light but definite smokiness throughout. Very mellow, wonderfully drinkable and excellent with the smoke from the cigar the guy at our table is smoking.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Fredfest... Poured clear amber with a tan head. Super smokey, campfire, peat, burning cigarettes. A touch of sweetness coming from the malt.
stchloe (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don’t know this was weird, but okay I guess. Billed as a Rauchbier tasted like rye with a sweet bitterness that also came through with the yeast. Really really smokey flavor, like bacon.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light dull amber colour, pouring bright. The aroma is smokey (beech) but with only a light caramel malt note to back it up. Simple palate - I like it but that’s only because I’m a smoke whore.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz from Liquid Solutions. Bottle says the ABV is 7.3, but it’s certainly well hidden either way. Deep, slightly cloudy garnet pour, with a crisp head. There’s not a ton of smoke in the aroma, though there are some pleasant malts. But it’s definitely there in the taste, with some campfire, slight sweet notes, a bit of pine, and some sharp licorice. Not a bad variation on a German rauch, with a PNW twist in the strong hop finish.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber incolor with little head. Mild hickory aroma sits atop caramel sweetness. Crisp amber malt flavor is married with delicate smokiness. Some light hops balance the smokiness. This is a nice surprise and a real great beer.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-pours a light tan head and hazy dark amber color. Aroma is dark/medium malt-molasses/some smoke, some dark fruit. Taste is dark/medium malt-molasses/some smoke, quickly transitions to some spice hops. Medium body. Good effervescence.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep amber color with a tihck head. The beer had a smokey aroma and deep rich malts. The flavor was that of a good amber beer with smoked malts. The malts and flavors whee very deep and a good mild balance. This was a good over all beer to drink.