Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hefiger, aromatisch-rauchiger Duft. Beginnt mit süßlicher Zitrusnote. Mittig dann Zitrusaroma mit einer moderaten Rauigkeit. Süßlich-malziger Abgang, rauchig und leicht bitter auslaufend. Sehr gutes Bier.
muzzlehatch (4912) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle bought yesterday at Sonoma Cellars in Delavan, WI. I so rarely see truly old or retired beers around here that I didn’t bother to look - hadn’t heard of this anyway and, hey, a smoked beer I haven’t had! Looks like it’s dated 2013 so 3 years which could be anywhere from negligible to ruinous in it’s effect, we’ll see. Sampled at cellar temp in an Andeker stem glass...pours a very murky umber, with a small-to-moderate off-white head that fizzles down to a thin ring quickly...some nice woodsmoke in the nose, a little cheese, and this fairly well tamps down the noticeable oxidization; overall it’s pleasant enough if obviously a bit past due...on the tongue there’s a nice woody, smoky and burnt character as well which carries through to the rather bitter and dry finish; sweetness also, a bit of brown sugar and a touch of raisin and, with some warmth, a bit of chocolate at the end...the oxidation is really not so apparent when tasting, and the body is amazingly full and rounded, though perhaps softer and just a little less carbonated than it would have been fresh. This is no masterpiece, and I doubt it would have been at 3 or 6 months instead of 3 years, but it is quite enjoyable and I’d certainly buy it again if it were made available.
fombe89 (2756) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. de @My Friends. Thanks! 12/03/2016 BBD:09/14
color marron ahumado, sabor y aromas ahumados, cuerpo medio.
alvaro78 (305) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
El aroma a ahumado lo domina todo
Ben aspecto de carbónatacion justa
Equilibrado el sabor ahumado
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Zarf (23) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderfully smokey aroma. Smoke continues on the palate, but doesn't overwhelm the overall malt balance. Nice medium dark color. A great exemplar of this style!
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mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably a pretty old bottle. Murky cola colored pour with a small off white head. Aroma had nice notes of caramel, sweet fruit, subtle hints of smoke. Flavors were slightly more smoky with nice notes of caramel and candied fruit. Lingering smoke in the finish yet slightly sweet overall. Slick mouthfeel with lightish carbonation. Good chance this is past it’s prime but I dig the smoke nonetheless.
ordybill (1566) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer is a murky brown color with an off-white head. The aroma and flavor gas a nice smoky texture. A really good beer.
jamaty (2041) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Combinación de maltas, con una de ellas ahumada. Marrón oscura y brumosa. Aroma agradable y moderadamente ahumado. Bien balanceada, aunque se mantiene el tono ahumado, hay también toques de malta, caramelo, fruta, flores porque está bien lupulada. Buen cuerpo. Grande para degustar unas buenas salchichas o un codillo!
mR_fr0g (10616) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared on the train Euston -> Birmingham, Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Picked up at the Brewery with a couple of years age on the bottle. Aroma is big tcp, phenol, smokey bacon. Reddy / caramel colourd pour with a lasting off whte head. Flavour is sweet caramel, honey glazed ham, smokey phenols, less medicinal in the flavour. Palate is semi-sweet, moderate carbonation. Decent for the age, lasted pretty well.
rdixon77 (2512) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Dark red brown. Smoked ham, slight campfire, but a nice sweeter malt base to balance. Good Rauch.
Erzengel (8242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Many thanks to ThirstyBird for this bottle. Fresh smoked beginning. Malty fresh with lots of smoke. Nice, fresh, easy to drink. Nice dry and nice bittered.