vipinvelp (6054) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2019 @ festival poors clear black with marony foam, lacing. Aroma is strong smokey, taste toast, bitter, more smoke. Good ( Den Haag 201905) sjogro (9251) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2018 Bottle at home. Gushed a little. Pours black with massive offwhite head. Sweet roasted malts, ash, licorice, black seaweed, hints of juniper and rosemary, juicy meat, wood and charcoal from the bbq. Moderate sweet and quite bitter. Inky umami notes. Medium body and soft carbonation. Muddy feel, greasy and creamy malts, quite deep roasted and bitter touch for a smoked. Alengrin (9075) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2018
Dutch Rauchbier shared by Craftmember on the train from Bruges to Ghent after Zwanze – thanks! Thick and frothy, pale yellowish beige, barely lacing head over a misty bronze-hued chestnut brown beer. Aroma of clear smoked malt indeed, smoked bacon and smoked mackerel, moist cigarette tobacco, caramel, fig, some beef stock, soggy brown bread, plum. Dried fig and apple peel in the onset, light banana, fizzy carbonation, supple and rounded, caramelly and lightly nutty malt body, sweetish but quickly turned smoky by bacon-like Rauchmalz deliciousness, paired with an earthy, herbal hop note providing mild bitterness; the caramelly malt sweetness lingers, but so does the smoked malt aspect. Quite strongly smoked, it’s been a while since I encountered a bold Rauchbier like this. Likeable. RW80 (3114) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2017
Appearance: A murky, dark brown with a good sized beige head.
Head has ok retention.
Aroma: bready malt, mild smoke, hint of chocolate, a bit of rye. A bit faint when it’s on the cold side.
Taste: sweet malt,,dark malt, milk chcoolate, a gentle bit of smoke, medium dry finish.
Medium body, oily texture , soft carbonation. mike_77 (11039) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2016
A difficult pour due to massive over carbonation. Dark brown. Light smoke in aroma and flavour. Lots of dark malts.
R4N5H (2097) - London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
33cl bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam on 10-Sep-2016. Hazy dark brown colour wth a large beige coloured head. Aroma of cocoa, peat and malt. Medium body and heavily carbonated. Taste heavy in smoked peat, roasted malt, tobacco and milk chocolate. Light sweetness, with a long lasting smokiness - like drinking a watered down peaty single malt. Interesting, albeit not my favourite style. Borresteijn (9507) - Heerhugowaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
On tap at NHBF’16. Brown colour, beige head. Aroma of cocoa, yeast, malts, hint of smoke. Flavour follows, tobacco, light bitter finish. Light bodied. Weak. Zlotta (7064) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2016
Sampled from tap at NHB 2016. Murky, dark brown with a beige head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty and a little smoky aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, some milk coffee and hints of campfire. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty and a little smoky taste of dark chocolate, some coffee, hazelnut, caramel and hints of campfire, followed by a short, slightly roasty-bitter, a little yeasty finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Okay. fonefan (66454) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016
__Rb81 (791) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
[ As Zwarte BE+ER ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, meat, smoke, wood. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, sweet smoke, wood, meat, dark malt, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle at home. Pours murky reddish amber brown with a large, fast disappearing, fizzy offwhite head. Aroma of smoke, malts, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, smoke, malts, hint of hops, light chocolate and ash in the aftertaste. Not bad, bit thin.