briandwagner (10) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich dark and malty. It’s poorly balanced and I’m over all not that impressed.
crajun (1023) - , Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from winter Santa. Liked it. Nice break from weeks of heavy stouts. Not much aroma dark pour nice lacing 4 for palate which is nice. Some sweet malt toffee up front with light chocolate and touch of smoke at end. Would drink more!
commonshawn (484) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at republic. Pint glass with thick off white head. Smells slightly sweet. Roasted and smoky then sweet and malty. Long lasting bacon smoke flavor, though not overpowering. Very interesting but not quite good.
Obfuscate (168) - Minneapolis, - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark almost a stout color with a hint of amber at the bottom of the glass. Nice tan 2 finger head. Creamy, roasted malts, light chocolate, easy drinking. I like beer.
arminjewell (7027) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, some toffee, caramel, hints of earth into a bit of dark fruit, slight toasted bread, hints of grain. Taste is a mix of caramel, toast, coffee, nice smoke into a bit of roasted malt, slight earth, finishing bitter, dry. This is well made.
johnnymusky (401) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one to me tastes like a porter so i rated as one.....nice smoke smell and flavor...again a solid showing.
blackisle (963) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Clear but almost opaque deep brown with a red hue, small frothy tan head, disappears quickly, not that much lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, hint of licorice, subdued smokiness; taste is roasted and light smoky moderate sweet, light bitters; medium body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is mild bittersweet, smokedness most present in the aftertaste; overall quite a nice schwarz especially because of the subtle smokiness all the way through.
felsenpils (121) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 12 oz. bottle. Pours very dark with off-white foam. Good clarity, subtle smoked aroma. Full malty taste with a subdued smoky flavor. I am from Lower Franconia and have drunk plenty of smoked lagers. This one tastes like an American dark lager/Schwarzbier with a slightly smoky taste. It has that typical cocoa flavor found in so many American micro beers created by the overuse of black patent and chocolate malts. Pretty good beer nonetheless, but I would prefer less darkness and more smoked malt.
weitz15 (383) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinking from a 12 oz. bottle purchased in Madison. Light feeling in the body, hops are modestly present, and the smokiness is somewhat present.
WisconsinBeer (712) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep reddish brown, slightly foamy head. Decent lacing. Flavor is rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, balanced sweetness. Just a nice little bit of hops at the end to wrap it up. Medium bodied. Well balanced.