schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black color, with thin tan head....Smells of a smoked meat shop....applewood smoked meat...taste is the perfect amount of smokiness and meat smoked flavor, with some fresh home made deer sausage this is a gem....
Steve_0 (3164) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear brown with slight red tint and tan colored head - good lacing. Meat drippings, light vanilla, cocoa, some cookie malt, and earthiness in the aroma. Taste is big smoke, bacon, brown malty, some caramel and brown sugar. Thin body with soft carbonation. Tasty smoked beer.
wlajwl (4316) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is BBQ smoke and dark malts. The flavor is BBQ, fruit, dark malts and a mix of oak and acidity in the finish.
vandc01 (157) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured in tap at surly brew pub
Very complex and interesting beer.
Definitely hints of smoke and a great lingering aftertaste wanting you to take another sip.
I’ve been hesitant about buying the bottle, but this is another solid surly beer
djd07 (5030) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000 bottle thanks to Tim. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong smoke, pepper, and wood. Thin mouth, light malt, very strong smoke and pepper with lingering dryness, very good.
VeinAle (107) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smokey and delicious, coffee and molasses notes, hints of biscuit and light grain. Worth having!
DrSilverworm (7958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. Black color. Thin off-white head, decent bits of lace. Good savory smokey taste, dark chocolate. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, moderate bitter. Light warmth. Awesome bigger chewy body, lighter carbonation, light slick. Very good smoked lager. Good chewiness to it.
rdixon77 (1387) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG. Really nice rauchbier-baltic smoked beer. Smoky bacon and campfire over a nice sweet body. Maybe some fruit and vanilla flavors to balance out the smoke. Not too overpowering to drink like some smoked beer. Good stuff.
Ferris (6780) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Sweet smoky and some pale malts. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Dark and smoky malty notes. Nice.
Homer321 (2498) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG GT. Nose is strong campfire and bacon, dried meat (drippings). Taste is a sweet, luscious smoke and meat. Reminds me of bamburg onions.
jsquire (3667) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013. Dark beer with a foamy beige head. Big sweet nose with lots of meaty smoke. Rich smoke flavors of bacon, molasses, brown sugar and honey baked ham. Really intense smokey beer.