Ernest (7822) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Draft at the brewery. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (chocolate, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with a strong note of smoke (savory, Schlenkerla-like), lighter notes of vanilla and minerals. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Great aroma here, very Schlenkerla-like smoke character, more robust and rich and clean than Alaskan's smoked porter for sure. Not quite as enjoyable to drink as it is to sniff, unfortunately (kinda sweet and watery), but overall a really promising beer. Major kudos for not skimping on the smoke! llkc (2736) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2017
Duft røget malt chokolade ristet malt smag røget malt chokolade ristet kaffe ristet malt pictoman (1212) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2017
Poured from the tap. Dark brownish black with beige head. Smoked wood, light chocolate and coffee. Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Sample at GABF 10/08/2016, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Brown-black color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Patchy lacing. Smoked wood, malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with flavors of charred malt, dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is smokey with a malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall. thorongil2 (3428) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
(Tap) clear. very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of roast, smoke, jam; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
ADfan (877) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of smoke, peppers and some malts. Taste has more smoke with roasted malts and soy sauce. Long smooth finish. kerenmk (5169) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2016
Draught at Beachwood Brewery BBQ, Long Beach, CA 24.4.16. Black with a light tan head. Cocoa, roasty-bacony smoky aroma, bitter taste with pleasing smoky notes. Full body, mildly smoky and bitter finish. blipp (9696) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Rich rauchbier malt, hard roast, mild-moderate sweetness, and some lighter husky notes. Good stuff. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Smoke and light roast aroma. Smoke and caramel flavor with light marshmallow. Medium bodied. Smoke and caramel lingers. Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
On draft at 38 degrees Ale House in Alhambra. Pours a clear cola with a fine tan head. Light smoky nose. Flavors of toasted grain and tobacco. Bitter finish.