SVD (2026) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
Bottle at home, black beer, medium to large head. Aroma is malt, roast, smoke, some pepper. Taste is the same, also somewhat weird, coarse mouthfeel, dry aftertaste, not bad FatPhil (16345) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2017
330ml bottle - thanks Martjoobolut!martjoobolut (4469) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2017
Dryish but also rich smoky aroma. Messier in the mouth, cocoa makes it dusty, odd sourish taint. Full palate, a little heavy. Dark, but cloudy, persistent beige head. Taste is smoky and bocky, but the dirt and dust are a bit too high. Finish smoky, burnt, even ashy. Not bad, but not grabbing me, a bit too craft-without-experience.
Bottle (from Speciaalbierpakket.nl). Pours brown with beige head. Aroma is smoke, malt, pepper, bacon. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, smoke, cocoa, bacon. Finish is sweet and dry bitter. Overall: good. Marduk (7912) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2017
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Hazy chestnut color. Huge size, tan head, stays. Smoked, woody, sausages, fatty, sweet in aroma. Sourish, husky, grainy, citrus and bit smoky in taste. Dry mouthfeel. Dusty feel in aftertaste. Drinkable brew. ZodiacM (1210) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2017
LCI. Uit fles geschonken @DeRat. Aardige rauchbier, volop smaak van rook naast de gerookte mout, chocola. Ietwat waterig
Ferris (15889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle - Smoke and cocoa notes. Deep jet brown with a rich beige head. Smoke, cocoa and a slight pepper note. tricksta_p (4744) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2017
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Aroma is dark malt, powdery cocoa, chocolate, gentle smoke, soft roast, with a slight hint of black pepper somewhere in the finish. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Tasty chocolate and rauch, I like this, would have benefitted from a little more body. Nice one. adamnowek (2817) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2017
Really rather subtle smoked beer. Aroma is mostly chocolate with hints of black pepper. Taste leads with the pepper and moves more towards coffee and chocolate. Smooth texture. ArendBrede (18) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2017 Bottle from the brewery. Small off-white head, more than average smoked aroma, dark brown appearance. Takes you on a gentle smokey trip until the very last moment when the flavours somewhat disappear. Very slight black pepper finish. All in all a very good, drinkable smoke brew.