Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle, Vintage 2002. Red brown colour with a small brown head. Roasted, heavy smoked eal aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet smoked finish. To smoked for my liking. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Vintage 2002, reddish brown beer with a tan head. Roasted malty aroma with a smoky bacon note. Smoked bacon flavor and a dry finish. allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Bottled, 2004 vintage. Pours dark brown with a medium-brown head that dissipates quickly, leaving some nice lacing. The aroma is very smoky--reminiscent of a winter campfire. The flavor is smoky and roasty, with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish balancing the sweetness of the smoked malt. Top notch, but you’ve got to have a taste for smoked beers. joergen (28108) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Clear brown coloured with amedium beige head.
Smokey aroma with notes of wood.
Flavour of smoke with notes of coffee and chocolate. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Botted: Dark reddish brown coloured. Brown dense head. Swees, meat, roast and light smoke in the aroma. Flavour is smoked and roasty and has these bacon/meat flavours that I find really interesting in these smoked beers. Full bodied. Has a sweet and smoky end. Really dig this beer.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Vintage 2002. Loads of smoke and roastiness in the aroma, these things really suits each other very well, some notes of smoked pork too. Mmmm. Dark brown to black body with a red tint, small brown head. Roasty flavor, along with a nice smokyness, the smoke is not so big in the flavor as it was in the aroma, some coffee notes. I thnk the flavor could use a bit more smoke. A fantastic beer! porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2005
22oz. bomber. Poured a deep ruby, almost black color. I took one whiff of this brew and it brought back a childhood flashback of smoking salmon, smoking jerky.... well just about any wood smoked item. Holy crap, batman, can you say smoke? However, in all the aroma madness I was experiencing..... when i got to the actual tasting, it all blended and mellowed out. This beer has a big bark but a soft bite, which is actually a very good thing, as I was expecting to drink liquid creosote, but instead was treated to a wonderful glass of what tasted like roasted and smoked chocolate goodness. I only wish I can buy a case of this beer. Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
On tap at Archer Ale Housedm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Slightly muddy dark brown colour. Rich smoke character with sweet chocolatey porter notes and light hints of roast. Just meaty stuff this is. Flavour is very balanced, with good sustained smokiness and beautifully extracted milk chocolatey malts. I like the fact that I had it at Archer’s - Rick wouldn’t carry this beer because one year it was so smoky nobody would buy it.
sweet smokey aroma. pours black with no head. bacony smokiness is ever-present, but not overwhelming. the smokiness pleasantly stays in the nose. an enjoyable entry. FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Nice smoked salmon scenting brewski. I was bumming around so I did not have a glass for this beauty. Still enjoyable. Pretty thin. I could use a little girth in it. Nice scent and smokey taste, however. r8 on!