FatPhil (10810) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Clear brown, small head. Soft sweet elastoplast smoky aroma. Pleasant carbonation, smooth palate. Full body, pleasant elastoplast phenols in the taste too, and even continuing to the finish. There’s some creaminess too, and later some hint of ginger. Decent rauch punch, but really not too assertive or overpowering. Lovely.
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-04-17) Amber and clear. Small white head. Smoke and malts in aroma. Full bodied palate with medium carbonation. Smoke, smoked ham, malts, bitterness and grilled sausage in taste. Smoky and bitter aftertaste.
omhper (21261) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Bottled at the brewpub. Pale brown, small head. Light tarry smoke aroma. Medium sweet and medium bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Evidently smokey with tar as prime ingredient. salty quite bitter finish with lingering tar pastilles and salmiak. Very interesting rauchbier.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(BBE 9/07) Dark yellow colored, little white head. Aroma is rather lagerish, though very rich one: fruits, sweetness and nicely balanced
smoke with good hops. Medium bodied. Flavor is also nice with with smoke, fruits, mild caramel and convenient hops. Aftertaste dries.
This one gets better while glass gets emptier, finely balanced smoke-brew.
Quack-Duck (8568) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, Danke MoritzF! Slightly hazy amber colour, rather small head. Smoky and fruity aroma. Fruity and smoky flavour, quite malty, rounded off by a hoppy and pleasantly bitter finish and a smoky-bitter aftertaste.
Ungstrup (30341) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A slighlty hazy orange beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet and rather smoky with notes of rope. The flavor is sweet with good notes of smoke from beechwood, though a bit less than in the aroma, also notes of rope. The body is a bit light, but otherwise nice.
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - JUL 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, orange to light amber colour with a medium-sized foamy white head. Rather strong smoked malt aroma with light grainy impressions and some spicy, herbal hops in the background. Light-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Smoke malty base with underlying grainy, cookie-like notes; medium-dry, smoky and grainy finish with a faint touch of herbal hops. Not perfectly balanced but still a goodie for lovers of smoked beer.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild smoke underlines the toasty, biscuity malt character in the aroma. Clear, copper coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, white head that recedes to a lasting cover with some sudsy lacing. Salty, dry and fruity with very rough, hard bitterness. Herbal, minty notes in the aftertaste. Very dry medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle (BB 24/08/06) sampled in July with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Olivier_MTL.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap) Clear, amber golden with a tiny head. Distinct aroma of smoke. Medium body completely dominated by smoke - the underlying malt is hard to detect. Lightly hoppy finish. 091106
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle graciously provided by Bamberg explorer MartinT and shared with him, Rastacouere and tiggmtl. Clear golden body with a lasting, creamy white head....faint sweet fruitwood smokiness and light sweet herbs on the nose, increasing earthy, peaty character as it warms....the tongue surprisingly shows intense, bitterly acrid flavors, quite burnt and tarry, salty and exceptionally dry....the full body supports this difficult flavor profile, the moderate carbonation seems appropriate. A difficult one, but enjoyable on the whole.