Slubgob (239) - West Hartford, USA - APR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into point glass. Mahogany color with modestly thick Carmel head. Hint of campfire on the nose with malt sweetness. Sweetness Carries through to the tongue tasting like the higher ABV it is, getting in the way of any more subtle flavors. finishes with light smoke note. Hint of smoke and brown sugar notes linger on the finish.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flavor and aroma tastes like a campfire. I could also taste some toffee and caramel notes. It does pour a nice clear amber. I would have never guessed the ABV, very subtle. Overall I just did not think it was well blended, the smokiness was overpowering.
poisoneddwarf (1995) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Aroma is not smoky enough. There’s a hint, but it could be more forceful. When I buy a smoked beer, I want something that smells and tastes like a campfire, dammit. Other than that, there’s caramel, bread. Pours clear copper with a medium beige lacy head with decent retention. The smoke comes through a lot better in the taste, although it’s still not as prominent as the best examples of the style. There are also some fruity esters. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation soft, body medium to almost full. A good brew but I was hoping it would smoke my balls off.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with a very thick tan head that recedes to a thick lasting cap. Aroma of sweet smoke and caramel malt. Lots of thick, broken lacing. Tastes pretty much like the aroma - smoke and sweet caramel. Smooth a drinkable, smoke is not over bearing, which I like. Another Very good offering from the small batch series.
MaBeer1972 (1508) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep clear amber with a good frothy tan head. A light smoky-malt aroma right off the bat. Flavor is not that smoky, but well rounded with lots of deep malts and good hoppy balance. Bittering on the backside. Very complex more with each sip. Slightly smoky, but not overpowering finish. Good effort from SA
EvanFriend (441) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like any other dopplebock, no noticable smoke notes. Tastes like smoked gouda cheese. This is better than I expected from Sam Adams, but Schlenkerla still sets the standard for Rauchbier.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber, caramel color with a beige head. Aroma is of smoke like smoked sausage, ham and some campfire notes along with caramel, molasses and dark fruit. The flavor follows the nose, lots of sweetness, some molasses, caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit with the smokey flavors of campfire, smoked sausage and ham and woody notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty surprising Smoked beer.
Cybercat (4167) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, dark mahogany with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent pale tan head. Malty aroma has a strong yeasty overtone and a hint of - is that beef jerky? Flavor has a malty core with tones of smoke, barbecue and caramel and a hint of yeast. It’s almost like drinking a well-smoked sausage. (Ugh - I’m a vegetarian, but this is beer!) Smooth texture has above average body and some decent fizz. Like barbecue? Try this one!
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better beer than I expected. Nice bitterness to balance with the sweetness of malt which balances all that smoke. Bacon, camp fire, pork rinds. Good stuff. Would drink again.
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from 22 ounce bomber into a snifter. This beer a amber-brown color with a 2-finger tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is very smokey. Taste starts out smokey and finishes up with a noticeable malt presence with the smokey presence still lingering. Not real hoppy and the alcohol is well hidden. Overall this a very interesting beer.
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