machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Awesome smokey and malty aroma, almost like smoked bacon or sausage. Poured dark brown, little head but very clear. The flavor was very smokey, but not burnt or ashtray, also some malty sweetness, very little hoppiness. Overall very good, will definately become a go-to beer for me at ABC. Nejhleader (1562) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2008
wow this was surprising really good. has a nice strong smoked element to it, with a nice malt kick, tastes like a really well smoked lager. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Had 2 of these at the Gettysburg brewpub. Poured a nice clear brown amber with minimal bubbly offwhite head. Aroma is roasted malts, slight caramel sweetness and a bit of booziness. Flavor is a nice balance of sweet toffee and roasted bitterness with a good layer of smokiness that adds to but does not overpower the taste. Slight alcohol warming presence. Once of the best I’ve had there. Almost always happy with appalachian’s products. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Aroma is full on smoke with bacon, smoke, and that real bbq pit aroma. poured an amber color with a white head with nice lacing. flavor was full on smoke, deep and rich. medium bodied. very good. Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Sampled at the ABC 11th Capital City Brew fest. Poured copper in color with a thin white head. Aroma is pretty subdued notes of lightly smoked malts, and bbq. Tastes of smoke, little bit of wood, with a nice malty base. Nicely carbonated, nice body. Very easy to drink. One of the highlights for me at the fest.
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On tap, Harrisburg location. Pours a clear amber orange body with a small beige head. Nice smoky and heavy toffee malt on the nose with a bit of light roast coffee. The flavor is quite smoky and sweet, a great combo for my tastes. Nice heavy toffee malt, toasty, some burnt caramel, and a nice quaffable level of smokiness. Mouthfeel is full and fairly thick but not overly cloying or sticky. A little too fizzy on the carbonation maybe, but it’s not overly distracting. Very nice. Rauchbocks are awesome. kassner (1667) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Had this on tap at the Brewery in Gettyburg and it compares really well to the one I had in Bamberg early this year. Plenty of smoke, a nice head, a little more carbonation that the German ones but more taste overall and a cleraner finish. Drake (13949) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Served on draft at the Gettysburg location. Pours a clear amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, berries and smoke. The taste is smoke, berries and a finish of toasted malts. Medium bodied. Pretty good. DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Draft at Gettysburg brewpub. Slightly smoked aroma. Lovely copper body, very little head. Flavor is appropriate smoked meat, medium sweet. Very good. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2009
On tap @ ABC Harrisburg. Deep amber/brown with a small tan head. Very smoky and roasty with a bit of spicy German hop and malt aromas. The smoke hits you first and then the malt sweetness comes in and a roasty bitterness. Very nice balanced smoked beer.