Zlotta (4139) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2017 edgallow (4619) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Pours a hazy light brown with a tan head. Aroma is of smoke and coffee. Taste is also smoke and slight cocoa/coffee flavor on the finish.
0.65 l bottle from 'Biermuda', cellared for almost two years. Slow Gusher! Clear, deep ruby with a medium large, frothy, stable, light beige head. Sweetish-malty, quite smoky and a little fruity aroma of caramel, molasses, smoked ham, some sauerkraut and a touch of raisins. Quite sweet, malty, moderately bitter, quite smoky and a bit fruity taste of caramel, molasses, raisins, smoked ham and some sauerkraut, followed by a medium long, quite bitter, resiny, moderately smoky and slightly alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Tasty Rauchbock, not as refined as the Schlenkerla ones though. orbit (332) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2017
Quite good rauchbock from these American guys! This is more the speciality of European continent brewers, but even though, this comes really close to the real deal. SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2017
22 oz bottle.
Dark mahogany body that throws up a fluffy, off-white head.
The aroma is smoke and toffee malt.
The flavor is sweet with light smoke.
This needs a deeper more rounded maltiness that is a bit less sweet and with a bit more smoke for my tastes. chrisv10 (18704) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle, 7.4%. Hazy amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, smoke, hop and a little meat. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, smoke, little bonfire, little meat, hop and medium bitter. pivnizub (10905) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle: Copper coloured, hazy, firm and stable off-white head; intense sweet malty-smoky nose with a fruity-hoppy background; moderate to solid sweet flavour, a delicate bitterness is barely detectable, full bodied, as expected; slightly lingering sweet-fruity finish with a mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Surely good, but too much on the sweet side...
MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
(bottle, 65cl) Hazy, copper colour with a beige mid-sized foamy head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of smoked ham, also flowery and fruity accents. Sweet and delicately bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Initially sweet and fruity malty taste with notes of berries, cherries and a present smoky ham character; sweet and fruity finish with moderately smoky notes. Nice one, perhaps a tad too sweet. 28.IV.17 nearbeer (5662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2017
650 ml. no date evident. Clear ruby-copper with a thin film of cream. Nose of molasses and bacon. Tastes of smoked meat on the front, turning to some caramel cola and a return at the finish to smoked bacon. maybe some wheat in the long finish. Medium bodied and sweet-biased, both of which makes for a worthy vessel to support the welcomed onslaught of smoke. Medium-high carbonation is a bit much for my tastes, but it mostly remains smooth and probably helps more than detracts in this brew. Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Medium brown with just a thin head. Kind of dullish, ugly brown. Moderate beech smoked with some of those toffeeish malts you associate with this type of bock. The malts aren’t so nice on the palate, though. You still get that toffee note, but the malts are thin...no liquid bread...and the smoke suffers for it, as it doesn’t come across the palate as beautifully as in the best examples of this style. BeerBaboon (2144) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Clear, light brown with off-white head. Aroma is smoked ham. Under that I can find notes of toasted malt and fruityness. Flavour is fruity, smoky and light bitter. melush (4957) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2016
@ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain.
A: Reddish brown.
T: Malt, smoked bacon.