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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Editor’s note: please note that this is different from Mikkeller/Stillwater Rauchstar. Different label and different ABV.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma was moderately hoppy with caramel and smoked malts. Flavor of smoked malts, charred wood, caramel, subtle chocolate and had a warming dry smoky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark copper brown color with a big creamy beige head. The aroma has sweet malts, caramel, smoke, campfire, with some light citrus notes. The flavor is more sweet malts, caramel, dry smokey notes, campfire, light citrus and even a hint of pine. This was an interesting take on a smoked beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (916) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Had on tap. Arrived a hazy dark brown with a thick tan head that seemed to last forever. Aroma of lots of smoke along with bacon. Really smelled like a campfire that someone had thrown bacon on. There was some fruit coming through as well adding another element to the smoke. The flavor was not as heavy on the smoke as I was expecting. Lots of caramel along with bacon nicely complimenting the smokiness. A nice fruit element as well lending a nice balance to everything. I kind of wish the smoke would have been a little more prominent. Overall, a nice take on a smoked beer. I like the fruit and hop elements making this beer just a little bit different.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is chestnut brown with a filmy, khaki colored head. The head settles and holds around 1/8" for the duration. The aroma is smoke, campfire, bacon, char. Very nice - a pleasure to inhale. As expected, a lot of smoke in the flavor. A pretty straightforward beer. The feel is thick, oily, and coats the palate. I enjoyed this and would certainly have it again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-08-2011

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2120) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 2, 2012
A deep woodsy smoked beer that is full of big malty sweetness, herbal rustic flavors and a good dose of yeasty fruit. The smoke was a bit overbearing in the first few sips but as it got acquainted with my palate it opened up into a slew of flavors; caramel, ash, raisin, chocolate, and even a touch of bitter hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Dense light Brown head. Smoke, fruits, Spice, light Meat. Flavour. Smoke, chocolate, fruits, caramel roast. Medium to full bodied. Ends smoked and light roasted bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle:   What a nice beer, smokey, a bit of peat, meaty, nice and thick on the tongue.   Dirty pond water like, with a large frothy beige head, very nice lacing.   Soft smokey nose, charred wood, ash.   Not your typical band-aid flair, at least its not very plastic like.   Great body and mouthfeel.   Has a bit of a hop aspect, even a little citrusy.   Very smooth and well balanced, offering lots of nuance.   Very enjoyable, and moreso than I thought I would.   This is my kind of smoke beer!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Dark brown pour with thick, spongy, white head from aggressive pour. Aromas of a pit BBQ. Thought I was standing next to my smoker. Taste is light sweet with a smokey bitterness. Medium bodied, a bit creamy. Overall, I liked smoked beer, but this one is big time smoke. Not bad, but it’s all about the smokiness, which makes it a bit one dimensional. Other flavors are faint. I really like smokey beers, but this one is a bit much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle, 04/25/2012. Pours solid dark brown, almost maroon, with beige head, settles to creamy base with copious lacing. Aroma is heavy smoke and wood, slightly salty peat component, mixed with clear piney hops, other spices, overwhelming a light roast/chocolate base. Taste begins with dark roasted bread malts, oily pine hops, opening up to BBQ smokiness with light sweetness, finishes bitter. Moderate palate but smooth, drinks great. Wow, super interesting. Heavy metal BBQ in a pine forest indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8187) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle shared by Willblake. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of smoked black malt, smoked meats, bacon, light pine and BBQ pit ash. Medium body.


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