zeppelinsoul (20) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is pure smoke. IT has the quintessential bacony sausage taste. Like chewing on a bullet (but in this case thats a good thing) Very interesting taste, but I do have to say that one must be in the mood to guzzle this brew. Pull up a stool, light a cigar and enjoy Rogue Smoke, and you know what they say, where there is smoke, THERES a fire, cowboy!
hauxe (445) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rated from old notes. Generally a fan of smoked beers but this one did not do it for me. A flat, lifeless experience. Looks like heavy apple cider, smells like salami, tastes like a mistake.
Gription79 (2839) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a tiny little bottle, thanks to Mike. Very smokey, light malty sweetness, thin bodied, cardboard.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Arturo. Old as hell nip bottle. Chunky dark amber pour with some brown and a bunch of floaters. No head. Smoke, ham, and caramel nose. A bunch of apple as well. Slight raisin sweetness on the tongue. A bunch of smoke, some savory qualities, nuts, and salt. No thanks.
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"i ind of liked the smoke flavor, but donít think i particularly liked the beer behind it. just too harsh, and a little too bitter, with a nut flavor that didnít go well with the smoke. iíll pass."
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes like an IPA soaked smoked salmon fillet. Yes, it actually tastes like that, and I was okay with that.
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 8-12-2009 (Bottle) This beer forms a medium sized fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, hazy amber body, fast rising carbonation, and very little lacing. The Aroma is malt, pine hops and smoke. The Taste is semi-sweet, pine hops, mildly smokey, and a very dry finish. The Palate is fizzy and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer does not taste overly smokey which suits me just fine as I do not like overly smokey tasting beer. This beer is worth trying if one enjoys this beer style.
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Good White Head, Good Lacing
S: Smoked Ham
T: Liquid Smoke, Roasted Nuts
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Smokey
Overall, a decent smoke ale but not much for taste beyond the smoke.
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, listed as "Johnís Locker Stock 15k". Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, light smoked meats, roasted malts. Flavor of roasted sweet malt with light smoke and bitter chocolate in the finish. Starts off a bit sweet but the finish is nice. Pretty good mild smoked beer.
JCB (3999) - 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 (3270) - Idaho, 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.