Fech (291) - 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.
MarkSachon (635) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft while waiting for the wort to boil at Copper Kettle Brewing in Pittsburgh. Nicely balanced while maintaining a certain crispness on the mouth feel. Here the smokiness is not overwhelming or heavy, just sorta creeps in on the palate at just the right time. Similar to the German smoked beers and very welcome this side of the ocean as all too few of the craft brewers are willing to produce in this neglected family. Cheers for Rogue’s accomplishment.
gregwilsonstl (1140) - Missouri, 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 (1760) - 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 (1083) - 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 (950) - 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.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at Peles in Jacksonville. Clear orange-amber beer with small white head. Aroma of smoke with light notes of malt, leather, and spice. Flavor is smoke and ash with caramel and a bit of fruit. Smooth medium body and lightly hoppy finish. Very tasty and drinkable smoke ale. 6.2% ABV. Excellent.
tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Rogue Public House, San Francisco, CA
Pours reddish orange with a tiny smooth white head. Aroma has a lot of smoke notes, burnt leather, ash and malts. Taste has notes of leather, smoke and hints of ash and fruits. Finish is slightly hoppy with fruity hints. A bit untypical, but quite tasty smoked ale.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Coles
Aroma mild, mid depth of smoke, backing of ash-wood, phenolic with s
Appearance mid haze on amber , creamy white mid top. Sparse lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : gentle malty base with acidic smoky touch,. Goes well with soft malty bottom. Apple wood. Subtle ,neat well composed.
Earlier Rating: 4/21/2005 Total Score: 3.5
Nicely presenting ale, decent crown on top .Medium intense smoke aroma, softer, creamier at end. Chewy malts with smoky theme. Not as smoky as some are. Good balance.