jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with a large off-white head. Moderately sweet aroma with notes of smoke, bread and caramel. Moderately sweet flavor of roasted malts, light smoke, caramel and a faint, strange fruitiness. Light throughout with a weak finish. Not bad but could have down without the strange fruity notes.
BMMillsy (1272) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From memory, but remember this being smokey and pleasant. Not fantastic, but on of the more memorable from SA back in the day.
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DCLawyer (1395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->SA glass. Reddish brown with light tan head. Aroma is smoke and caramel. Flavor is stronger smoke with malt. Hard to explain, but the smoke character feels contrived in this one. Just OK.
Huhzubendah (2424) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer is burnt orange with a small, off white head. The aroma is of smoke, malt, light peat, sweetness. Decent flavor. Smoke is there, but sweet malt overtakes it. This is a decent brew, but not on the same level as Aecht Schlenkerla’s masterpieces. Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-23-2011
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at SBWF11
Clear copper colour.
Smoke and leather in both aroma and flavour.
Slightly stale mouthfeel.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours medium amber with a small off-white head. Aroma was smoky & earthy with notes of caramel. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel, smoke, earth and had a hint of toffee.
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) clear medium amber, ring and sparse white bubbles. Nose of campfire, yams, caramel, cinnamon. Taste of sweet potato, smoke, caramel, spices. Nice beer in the smoke category.
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Clear amber beer with a minimal head. Malty, smokey, woody aroma with some caramell notes. Simliar flavour.
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a soft orange with a thick tan head.
Very nice aroma strong smoked notes, biscuit malts and residual sweetness.
Flavor is a little lacking for me. Personally I like a LOT of smoke in my rauch’s and the flavor doesn’t match the aroma in my opinion.
That being said it is still a flavorful light bodied beer that is perfect for a night around the campfire. Over the years I am finding less Sam adam’s beer that I enjoy but this is one that I still appreciate.
bconch (268) - - JUL 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taken from old notes. Smokey, malty nose. Taste is the same. Thin mouthfeel with a smokey finish.