hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Hunahpu’s Day 2015... This beer rocks!Pours clear and amber with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is fantastic, featuring beechwood smoke and toffee. Full-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor is a bittersweet blend of honey, English biscuits and generic hoppiness. Just enough bitterness to prevent cloying. Finishes moderately sweet and lip-smackingly smoky. World-class brew!
daknole (10829) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour, light head. Lots of smoke, toasted grain, hints of bread, some roasted nuts. Not crazy smoke, pretty solid brew.
50belair (3267) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Huny Day. Amber pour with a white head. Malty and cereal bouquet. Lots of grain and bready notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
j12601 (9550) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with an orange tinge under a small white head. Big smoke and campfire. Medium bodied, sweet and full of smoke. Lingering throughout, big smoke into the finish. A touch fruity throughout, but nice and smoky.
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. This is a fairly smokey brew with a little more nuance than I have experienced with other smoked brews.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Crystal clear dark amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, smoked meat and wood. Taste is medium sweet, smoked wood and meat. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Ferris (11085) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Bacon, woody smoke and not a bit of sweetness. Clear copper with a thin beige head. Candied bacon, smoke and a caramel. Medium body and sweet finish.
PorterPounder (7065) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Atlanta, Ga. - on tap at the brewpub. Nice dark copper pour, thin, but sticky off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smoked sardines aroma, a but of peat. Flavor is solid, but not overpowering. Smooth smokey notes - some smoked meat, some underlying caramel sweetness in the back end, not overpowering or offensive. Mouthfeel is thick enough. This would be a good Rauch for those new to the style and just want to get their feet wet before moving on to some of the bolder offerings.
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a white head. Aroma is smokey with some bacon and ham along with caramel. Flavor also contains a buffet of smoked meat with some caramel and toffee. Medium bodied so drinkable but intense flavor. Nice beer.
cavana40 (21) - - MAY 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 I tried this in a flight, and it was definitely different than any beer I?ve tasted before. I could see drinking it with barbecue, because it has such a strong smoky flavor to it. Overall I thought it was nicely done for what it was, just not my personal preference. I would have difficulty drinking a 16 oz glass of this beer.