Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Smoked
Newport, Oregon USA


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Rogue Smoke is brewed with Great Western Harrington, Klages, Munich, Hugh Baird Crystal, Carastan (30-37 and 13-17), Chuck’s Alderwood Smoked Munich and Bamberg Beechwood Smoked malts; plus Perle and Saaz hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2003 Not sure of the age of this bottle. Due to the incredibly thin body and the subdued smoke flavor I almost want to say this bottle was from 98 as i got it from the same store as a McRogue 98. The body was just too thin and the smoke too subdued to get high marks. Re-Rate: Ugggh. Liquid beef jerky. Im not a huge fan of smoked beers but i've never had one that tasted exactly like meat before. No complexity, just beechwood smoke and meat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 13, 2002
Thought I had a bad bottle until I saw these reviews. Virtually no carbonation, no head and an abundance of smoke. Too much for me. This may make a good marinade though for BBQ pork but not good for my stomach.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2002
cloudy orangey color. very nice aroma. i had a few sips when it was cold and it definately tasted smokey almost too much. as i let it warm though it seemed to calm down though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 cloudy dirty brown with tiny particles dancing like wolves, bald as george costanza, smokey aroma, smokiness of course, low carbination and I would have hoped for more, stale smoke finish, definitely not as good as Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier, there"s just something unsatisfying in this beer Re-Rate 2002 22 oz edition: some creamy head was formed on this baby..the aroma was real firey smoke with fresh hops peaking through..a touch of acidity was noticed as the aroma melts to nothingness..lively carbination greets the toungue..creaminess is noticed next..with a smokey subtleness that is not quite subtle but which is subtle too..creamy..big hoppiness for a smoked beer..much better than that old 7oz bottle i had the first time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2002
(650 ml bottle)Clear,amber/orange with a thin head and lace. Nose is a wonderful smokey malt. Thin to medium bodied, sharp carb bite. Palate is full of smokey goodness, malts definitly show up in a firm manner, saaz hops add some addicting bitterness. This is wonderful. As it warms and the more you drink, smoke is less evident and the other qualities are enjoyed. Not as full or rich as the schlenkera’s but stands well on its own. Would definitley have again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Sweet and smoky aroma, like a BBQ or smoked bacon. Oak? Medium caramel color with white, lasting head. Light, smooth carb. Smoky in flavor with nicely balanced hops/malt. Would go really nice at a BBQ.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 25, 2002
When asked recently, I think I named Rogue as my favorite US brewer. I love their creativity and uncompromising, unapologetic Rogueishness. As for this though I have to say I hated it. One dimensional from start to finish. The smokiness vergess on bizarre, reminding me of burnt rubber. OK so a little raisin comes through in the aroma and some plum in the flavor but beyond the smoke there’s really not much craftmanship, not to mention the complete lack of life and foam in the pour. This really is little more than a glass of smoke and the result just doesn’t work. May improve with BBQ food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2002
Amazing! If you want a change go for this smoked brew. I had a couple of glasses of these which were awesome, but I don’t think I could have had any more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2002
Excellent smoke aroma and taste. Very low carbonation and head. A sipping beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 7Oz bottle. no head, almost no carbonation. Super smokey in taste and aroma. Rather than the hops the smokey taste is extreme and balanced nicely by malts. Needs to be served at cellar/room temp. and sipped slowly.

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