Marheb (5781) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2016
(En fût chez Popeye): Écorce fumée, céréales riches, beaucoup de minéraux et une certaine croustillance globale qui surprend avec autant de panache au niveau des saveurs. HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Draft at Craftheads. A quite smoky strong dark beer with a high level of drinkability for the style. Extremely impressive and tasty. JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is nice and smoky, nice malty notes, light brown sugar. Taste is smoky, nice dry smoke, light maltiness. Palate is light-med bodied with light carbonation. Good. Ferris (15475) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle - Touch of manure and smoke. Deep brown with an off white head. Well balanced smoke, malts and yeast. Very drinkable. BuckeyeBoy (7718) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
330ml bottle thanks to kyotolefty. pours out a brown topped with a small head. nose is smoke cured meat and a nice malt. Taste is more of the smoke cured meat this is nice.
willisread (3350) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Take out draft from CBM Koenji. Deep, rich brown with a small, half-finger of cappuccino-colored head. Nice light smoked bacon nose with some cacao, roasted malt and toasted caramel. Full body with a rich and creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well-hidden with medium carbonation. Nice creamy, rich finish that lingers. Wonderful beer. biirusaikou (2705) - - SEP 29, 2015
Sampled at Keyaki. Wow they nailed it again, super smooth and rich smoked brew with dark caramel, bacon and nutty notes, long smokey finish. Outstanding. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2015
Keyaki. Easy drinking, caramel, little bit of roast, smooth and bit sweet. Smoke and bit of meat. Nice stuff.
KansaiBeerLvrs (5158) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 4, 2014
I was happy to find this still in stock(or restocked) at Yamaoka and picked up a bottle. 7% Served in my new stein for that authentic rauchbier experience. Big fluffy beige head, fantastic staying power and lacing on it. HUGE smokey nose, smoked ham, maple and malty sweet goodness. Medium bodied with a smooth & slick mouthfeel. The taste is nutty, smokey, chewy dark malts, honey glazed smoked ham. This shit is GOOD. TokyoKurz (1) - JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
I recently had the opportunity to try this beer at the Furusato Matsuri event held inside Tokyo dome for over a week (in Tokyo). There were perhaps 8-10 micro-breweries flogging their brews and maybe a couple of mainstream breweries were also there.
This beer has a nice peppery texture because of the smaller but not weaker bubbles. The smoke taste is enough to be interesting but not too strong to make you forget you are drinking beer. I’m not a professional beer taster, but I would definitely buy this beer!