oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice medium amber. Aromas of malt/pepper/smoke. Flavor is bitter smoke/roast malt with a nice peppery bite finish and aftertaste.
weezfour (124) - Oradell, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the most distinctive beers I’ve had. Loved it. Had it right at the brew-pub in West Yellowstone on a snowboarding trip. Goes down smooth and leaves you a smoky after taste to enjoy. Great session beer. Cheers!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Pours a transparent copper amber with a nicely-lacing light tan head. Good, rich, smoky nose has some toasted pale maltiness and peaty complexity. Body starts with good viscosity and sweet caramel malt with big smoky balance. Very true to style and well-made.
tomciccateri (1002) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewery tap room. Marked 6.0%, pours a dense dark brown with a lasting lace and early smokey aroma. A creamy mouthfeel with a medium body and subtle smokey character. An even dry/sweet malty flavor balance with a late dark malt emphasis and dry finish.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
@Mountain Beerfest-on tap-pours a disappearing white head with bubbles and dark copper color. Aroma is mild smoky, medium/dark malt-caramel. Taste is wood/smoky, medium/dark malt-caramel. Occasional. OK/mild carbonation.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not rated under optimum circumstances (a three-day-old growler) but I liked it so much I felt compelled to sing its praises. Light reddish-brown in color, with a pale cream-colored head. The aroma was of sweetly smokey malts (mesquite, maybe?) and pleasantly subdued. The flavor revealed a bit more of the wood smoke and sweet malts. Medium- bodied. Nicely balanced, not overdone.
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight copper pour covered by irregular off-white head. Sweet nutty malts accompany a bold meatiness making up a both impressive and aggressive nose, certainly on the salty side of the spectrum. In mouth, the cereal sweetness is totally in place, opening the gate for more bloody, boney mealish flavours over which you can only hear the whisper of supporting leafy hops. All that at 5%, gotta love smoked beers.
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dull amber colour. Light but clean smoke aroma. Beautiful toasty, caramel malts with a smooth but firm smokiness overlapping. Excellent balance. Finishes slightly sweet. A seamless, stylish example.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber with a light head. Lightly smokey, hoppy and fruity. The flavor brings out more smoke, but it is mostly fruity and bitter. Not smokey enough for a rauchbier.
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
09.29.05 GABF Copper-brown, hazed. Checked this bad boy out only because I’d never had any Wolf Pack beers. Aroma is huge wood smoke and light cracker, some mineral is revealed, salt. Nice full body, sweet and malty but lighter malts, toasty cracker. The smoke is sweet like wood-smoked meats. Surprising alcohol presence is how I’d imagine a Heller Trum beer stripped of its yeastiness. But if it’s not yeasty, where is this spice coming from...fennel jerk rub. Another reason to move back to Bozeman. Looking at the older ratings, this must have been a great batch.