VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Sweet smokiness all the way through from the nose through the taste, like backyard barbeque brisket that’s been smoking under coats of sauce all day. Nice creamy head, deep red color. Not a taste I’d want all the time but a good beer in that style.
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toffee and caramel malt, small amount of head. Nice crisp smoked flavor brings out the toffee and compliments it very well. Redish brown in color, very heavy sweet taste, full body, creamy texture, with a nice long finish.
alaimoa (11) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased in 2012 poured a brown light coffee color with not much of a head. Tastes nutty and toffee flavors with thick coating aftertaste
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Imperial_Scout (354) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange/amber color with a creamy head . Smell is spicy malt/vanilla/cinnamon. Tastes smokey and spicy with a bit boozy on the finish. Interesting beer for a style I’m not all that well versed in. Glad I gave it a shot, but thats about all I really need.
BVery (5438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Deep amber pour with a smaller foamy head. Awesome aroma of smoked meat and caramel malt. Taste isn’t quite as stellar as the aroma, but its very good - caramel malt forward with smokiness. Good stuff.
mcberko (5196) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of light smoke, red fruits and toasted nuts. Flavour is lightly smoky, with smoky caramel malt, light toasted nuts and a bit of sweetness. Very weird, but fairly well-constructed. Decent stuff, though it has some jagged edges
Brouwerij (838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours an opaque orange-brown with a finger of off white head. Settles quickly with nice lacing. Aroma is very malty, reminiscent of red ale, peated malt, hints of caramel and smoke. Flavor is sweet, heavily malted, and caramel up front, fading into nice smoky tones, slightly bitter tones. Finishes smoky and lingers momentarily. Soft carbonation and medium body, with a smooth mouthfeel. An interesting combination of doppelbock and rauchbier, fairly well balanced. I would prefer straight rauchbier, but I’m glad I got to try this.
thedm (4866) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent golden brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was smoky and woody. The thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong caramel malt soft smoky aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of Vienna malt and caramel. A wonderful best in class brew.
chinchill (1246) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle pours orange-red-amber with a large and very durable tan head.
Smokey aroma allows a fruity and malty base to come through. The flavor is more smokey, however, and ultimately, only the smokey flavor remain.
M: medium-full body with near perfect carbonation. Creamy smooth.
O; a bit too smokey for my taste, but certainly not over the top for a rauchbier.
trave916 (3) - mt.vernon, Maine, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good, smoky beer. Taste of smoke and cinder is like sitting by a fire pit enjoying a cool fall afternoon. Stronger than most at near 10% is a good kick. Not much head but that doesnt take away from it at all. Caramel, toast, coffee, roasty, basement aromas, smoke