Naka (708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of molasses and smoky beef jerky. Flavor has a lot of porter character, but is just smoky and delicious. Medium body with a very smoky finish. I love rauchbeer.
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is the worst Sam Adams brew I’ve tried. Overly burnt. Tastes like ash and smoke.
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Samuel Adams sampler pack purchased at Western Hills Kroger. Medium to dark amber hue, sweet aroma with slight smokiness, medium tan head that slowly dissapated with good lacing, sweet malty flavor with ample but not overdone smokiness. Nice change of pace beer.
kramer (5105) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper-amber body with a small fizzy white head that retained as a wispy thin film. The nose is pretty nice, maybe a bit light on the smoke fo my tastes, but there’s a nice campfire quality to it. Some sweet caramel and slightly husky malt below the smoke. There’s a bit of a nutty quality in there too that I don’t dig too much for a Smoked. The flavor is pretty similar in quality to the nose, pretty good ’beginner’ Smoke beer, but not anywhere close to the classics from Schlenkerla. This is like a Smoked beer with training wheels. The sweetness from the malt competes a little too much with the mild smokiness. Fairly short on the finish. Lighter bodied with fizzy carbonation. Not quite enough for this Smokehead, but it might be a gateway beer to the style for some.
high_on_hops (673) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark amber color with an off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. The flavor has some malt but the smoke is definitely the main part of the flavor, leaving a smoky, bitter aftertaste with a medium body.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma, Smokey, malty, I really like the balance here, very much like their Scotch Ale, color, nice full bodied dark amber, taste The peak smoke flaovr came through nicely not overpowering balanced by the stong malt profile, esters of Vanillia and tannis, no hop at all, overall, good beer, very close to their Scotch Ale, just not as Malty, I would love to see this in a 6 pack!
steve1966 (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Something different good for the fall. Smoky hazy tasty beer. A nice change will look for it again next fall.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured clear light brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate smoke sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex sweet smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My first beer in this style looking foward to my next.
wcengebretsen (7) - - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alright, maybe I show my ignorance and inexperience, but I can’t imagine how to get that much smoky Flavor in a bottle. I would love to try something like it to compare. No one I know and have talked to likes the smoky flavor, but I would have to say it grows on you. It reminds me of after a hayride or camping. Maybe those places would be good places to drink it. Try it, but be ready to try several at several different times before counting it out.
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty smoky caramel aroma. Sweetish malty smoky flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity weak roasted malty smoky finish.