Beerenberger (1384) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smoke and a hint of wood in the nose. Pours a cloudy tea color with an off-white mostly diminishing head. Taste is a combination smoke and sweetness. Hints of honey combined with a woody smokiness provides a smooth bodied and soft carbonation beer. Overall, very drinkable but not one that I would want to one after the other.
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EithCubes (4754) - New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Here’s a nice old bottle (bottled on SEPT 27 2011), so let’s consider this a review for historical purposes. Corked and caged. Nose is fruity with light meaty smoke, but that’s clearly tailed off by half; still has a nice barleywine air about it, and the smoke is still present. Dark ruby pour is much darker without holding it up to the light, head is rich and creamy tan. Taste semi-sweet, smooth, thin malt with medium smoke and light-medium fruit, stronger caramel. Smoke is probably best rendered in the finish and aftertaste. Low bitterness, not at all tangy or infected, soft medium-full body still has plenty of carbonation otherwise and hides its alcohol really well (I’d have guessed this was a normal 5.0-5.5%abv Rauchbier). Some lovely prune elements on the very bottom, and nice Dubbelish swirl with a hint of brown sugar and yeast. Still not sure a Dubbel works with smoked malt, or at least not like this.
StefanSD (2088) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bomber from Picadilly. Pours a murky brown color with a large sudsy beige head that has good retention. The Aroma is soft with smoked malts and some misplaced fruits. The taste features that classic Bamberg smoked malt flavor intermixed with pears, apricots and bitter nuts. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Decent smoked beer.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5226-20130412] 750mL bottle. Plastic and smoky old permanent markers aroma. Hazy, dark amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. More permanent marker and smoky sweet vegetal base flavour. Full body. Really interesting, super smoky and has that unique permanent marker throwback to my childhood. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
gunnfryd (10271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is smoked, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is smoked, roasted malt, cholate, caramel. Medium body. OK/Nice beer.
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown pour with a cream-colored head. Aroma of smoke, dark fruit, and caramel. Mostly sweet malt flavor with dark fruit and caramel, some bread and hint of smoke flavor. Gets sweeter as beer warms. Nice beer.
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, smoke, caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13216) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours an unclear, dark reddish brown body under a small, light beige head. Some lacings. Smoked, ham-like aroma with some dried fruits and hints of chocolate. Bonfire notes. A tad too fruit/dried fruity this one. The same goes for the flavor, which is nice, but too fruity. Brown sugar and ham, some wood smoke. Medium body, semi-dry and quite softly carbonated. Lasting finish. Well, shouldn’t complain I guess, but it’s not my favorite smoked in any way. 131116
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some smoked notes, grains and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malt with some smoked notes, tar, dried fruits and tar. Medium body, average carbonation.
kayres (443) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown. Thin tan head. Sweet smooth and very smokey. Medium bodied bit nutty and a bit carmely
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phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle via a trade a couple years ago. Probably a late 2010/early 2011 vintage. Pours a cloudy amber with a very big beige head. Virtually no smokiness, just some husky dryness on top of a lot of fruits- apples, grapes, plums- a hint of spice, and rye toast. Light-bodied, with a mellow, thin, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Just not smoky. Probably too old, but still. This was a letdown.