corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dar brown with white head. Aroma of roasted mals but dmoinated by a smokey charcoal bbq scent. This beer has a very complex taste that is dominated by a smoked charcoal taste. Burnt malt accompanied by hickory bbq. I appreciate the original and unique taste of this beer but half of a glass was enough for me.
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I remember having had a Schlenkerla Rauchbier (not sure which type) some years ago and thought it was like drinking smoke ....
this one however tastes rather like a light stout (good dryness) with some smoked ham addition .... I am having it with some black forest ham ... just a delicious pairing ...
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 bottle. I am not a fan of the smoked style in general. I can understand the complexity though, and empathize with those who do enjoy it.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one lived up to my expectations way more than the last one. Aroma is completly dominated by the smoke. Burning wood, tar and salted meat. All this smoke is necely brought into the moutharoma aswell, the flavor itself was sweet nutty with a bit of caramel sweetness.
daniele (8855) - ITALY - NOV 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
scura schiuma non molta e non troppo persistente note nette di affumicato percepire altre note è veramete difficile anche in bocca tutto riferibile alle note del malto affumicato una lieve astringenza
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown with an almost white head. Burnt hickory and malt aroma. Strong malt flavor, slight hop. some sweetness at the finish. Smoky, as well, as expected. After sipping for a good 30 min, mouthfeel began to feel chewy.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle. Poured a dark orange-brown color. Head was light tan. Aroma was of burnt firewood and smoked bacon. Smelled like a BBQ pit in a bottle. Slightly sweet with lots of smoke flavor accented by a hint of malty caramel and molasses in the background. Very meaty/bacony. An acquired taste to be sure.
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown/red. Very small off-white head. Aroma is sweet smoke, malt, light hops. Flavor is grainy, smoky, with light, spritzy carbonation and a long, clean finish.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 500mL Bottle. Pours a transparent, dark ruddy brown color with a thick layer of creamy toasted marshmellow head. Clean smoked malt aroma with notes of caramel and hearty maple syrup glazed bread crusts. Very malt forward, with no esters or hop characters to speak of, allowing the maltiness to shine through. Medium light bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel. Lots of smoke, but clean and bready, without any excessive salty or bacon characters. An underlying malt layer of toasted cashew nuts provides some additional malt presence, who’s flavors are enhanced by a slightly slick mouthfeel. Dries out quenchingly at the end, leaving a smokey/spicy herbal residue behind to lift any residual sugars off the tongue. Exceptionally clean, flavorful, and refreshing. Perfect beer to pair with barbeque. Awesome.
scotty (1186) - SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How come I’ve not rated this? I’ve tried this loads of times. An Olaf Schellenberg beer, but had it since then. What can I say that hasn’t already been said....nothing! Must rank as one of the most distinctive beers there is, rich and well....smoky!