JCB (3804) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably the first Smoked beer I ever had, as it was described to me by the fine folks at Samís Quik Shop as "bacon beer." What kind of philistine would not make an immediate purchase? Itís not going to crowd anything from Bamberg from the top rank or anything, but as a modestly tweaked malty beverage (enough peat and caramel here to suggest the base might be a scotch ale), itís reasonably satisfying.
beernovice39 (2777) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Newport. Hazy brown with an off white head. Scent is smoke and roasty. Taste is sweet malts and smoke. Good stuff.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 07.11.2009
Aroma has some smoke, tar and distant woody notes. Flavour is somewhat sweet smoke, some tar, woody notes and hints of chocolate. Sticky palate, but still feels a bit thin.
Fech (259) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant copper color, smokey aroma thin head. Light porter taste. Very drinkable. Light carbonation.
gregwilsonstl (664) - USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark copper. Sweet, pine, and definitely smokey, but not like a typical smoked porter. Would be great w jerkey or fish.
poisoneddwarf (1307) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz sample at Rogue Brewers on the Bay yesterday. Pours hazy goldish amber with nice lace. Aroma and taste are all campfire smoke, smoked meats, delicious. Nice smoked beer.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Typically love smoked ales, but this is absolutely no good. nothing pleasant about it at all. Rogue continues to disappoint me...
Gachupines (629) - USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with a thin white head. Aroma is smoked malt, reminiscent of smoked meat. Flavor is same as the aroma with a slight sweetness in the finish. Could use a little more body to round out the smoke flavor. Overall, not bad, but I prefer my smoke in a heavier beer.
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown color. The head is one-finger in height, creamy and white. The aroma is of smoked malt, and more smoked malt. The taste is of smoked malt with some caramel in the background. The mouthfeel is a little lighter than medium bodied, with a lot of carbonation.
rougeau13 (1594) - Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, clear, orange-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoked pork and malt. It tastes like a hop-deficient amber ale and smoke. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Ok.