Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured into a dimple glass it produced barely any head. it had a nice amber color. A nice smokey aroma hit my nose. the flavors were malt forward with a subtle hint of smoke. its paired well with my cheese and cracker snack
adasko (1978) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cristal clear beer. Amber color, Slightly off-white head, not very persistent, nice lacing. Aroma is mesmerizing. Smoky, wooden, smoked chees, fire place. In the back a bit of caramel, malts. Beautiful. Taste is amazing as well. Same smoky, curing smoke, wood, fire place, camp fire notes. It’s so full of flavours, so rich. Alcohol is obviously perfectly covered. Not very full in the mouth and a bit over carbonated for my taste, but still very smooth, super pleasant. Love it.
jb (3006) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve always eyed this at BOTW but put it down as Smoked is not a prime style for me. But it is German and it does say doppelbock, my favorite style so decided to try it when I saw it at Consumer NF. Pretty decent looking, clear copper, nice lace pattern, spotted sparse and artsy, Smoky flavors hide the dark fruit a bit in the nose, it comes out a bit more in the palate, which is dry and complex.
Tjeerd (352) - GERMANY - DEC 3, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not really in line with the high ratings of others but the smokey taste is too much for me.
mariuszek (1201) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dense head over dark amber clear brew.aroma of smoked ham and oak smoke with some dark fruits. Smoke and wood is about the taste. Some sweetness, but medium body, some alcphol, tanine, wooden and bitter finish. Great
gr_pa (439) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks awesome: clear red with big, long lasting head. Aroma: oak smoke and caramel, also some fruitiness. Heavy sweetness, full body, medium to low bitterness. Flavour: lots of smoked malts but also fruity sweetness. Nicely hidden alcohol.
VsXsV (3991) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear deep mahogany liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of smoke, raw sugar, bonfire, sausage, toffee, oak and dried fruit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, smoke and wood. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Awesome stuff. Great complexity while still elegant. Sweet but not overly sticky. Yum.
DocJitsu (1774) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bourbon color with an eggshell colored head. Smoky BBQ nose. Flavor is the same. Some sweetness to seem like a bit of brown sugar in the BBQ rub. Tasty. Healthy, slick, and mildly prickly mouthfeel.
commonmac (1091) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle acquired as part of a 2015 Christmas present from the aunt. The smoky aroma hits you right away bringing to mind a hearty fire outdoors with a consistent smoke wafting towards you. Also smells a little bit like a charcoal grilled hot dog. Nice light tan head sitting atop a mahogany colored beer. The taste continues the smoke-filled journey with elements of smoked meats leading the way. There does seem to be some caramel and dark fruit characteristics underneath but the smoke suppresses them from becoming prominent players. The mouthfeel is actually pretty well done with slightly sticky tendency. I respect the effort although it’s definitely not my style. I’ll be tasting the smoke characteristics for a very long time.
SvanteL (359) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vackert kopparfärgad. I doften finns massor av charkuterier och tjära ovanpå en fin maltighet. Stor smak med fina toner av charkuterier och tjära inbäddade i en fyllig maltighet. En riktigt fin rauchbier.
Gorgosh (439) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Åter igen ett fall som ska bedömas med en annan måttstock än den vanliga medelmåttigt kalibrerade IPA-linjalen. Aromen är konstigt nog inte rökig utan snarare som tagen direkt ur ett båthus full med tjärade ekor. Smaken är lite snällare. En för ovanlighetens skull mild rökighet med tydliga drag åt porter. Rimligt drickbar även för rökporterskeptiker.