argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Medium beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, smoked meat, caramel, light cola. Taste is moderately sweet, smoke, caramel, light molasses. Medium body, some stickiness.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, at 8%Vol, new Norwegian brew Anno 2010, from Brouwerij de Molen Bodegraven, complex smoked brew, not too heavy,yet not balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew
bai (12) - Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a bottle from the state liquor store in Oslo. Nice smokey flavor, has characteristics of a porter. Very smooth and nice to drink
theisti (4088) - Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is a hazed brown caramel color along with a smallish off white head. Aroma is smoke, earthy peat and some mild tart black cherry. Interesting nose, aromas play together nicely. Taste is heather, smoke, earthy peat, along with the mild black cherry sweetness of the nose. Taste is a bit less integrated than the nose, but is still quite nice. Palate is medium to heavy, sparse carbonation, with a lingering peat mineral finish. Interesting beer, well executed. Thanks for sharing this one Eugene!
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoked malt aroma, not much else. Very pleasant. Moderate smoke, some citrus and fruitiness and a nice malt backing. Soft mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.
yngwie (16969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at Håndverkerstuene. It’s a very dark brown beer, a nice, dense, beige head sits on top. Its aroma is smoked and meaty, bacon like and woody, with some roasted notes and a hint of sourness. Slightly sourish flavor with some licorice and a little smoke, not as smoked as the aroma. Roasted malts and some sweetness too, finishing sweet and roasted. Full body. A quite lovely smoked beer, but I would like it a bit more pronounced, especially the smoke flavor. 100820
gyllenbock (8807) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a small, slightly tan head. Mild aroma and taste of smoke, malt, wood, ham and spices. Medium mouth feel. Not spectacular but good.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting @ De Molen Warehouse. Black colored brew. Smoky aroma. Flavor has smoke, sweetness, roast and licorice.
kramer (6609) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a one finger fizzy beige head that left a good deal of lacing. The nose was moderately smoky at first, but the more it warmed the more the smoke came to the fore. There’s a really nice authentic "campfire" like quality to the smoke character that I really crave from Smoked beers that this exhibits. Some nice sweet maltiness, and a touch of hops. The flavor is nicely smoky, intense enough to please even this Smokehead. It almost has the intensity of a Schlenkerla, but also has a fairly aggressive hoppiness that truely makes it unique. Medium bodied and very drinkable (so long as you like Rauchbiers) with moderate soft fizzy carbonation. The slightly high ABV is rather well hidded. I liked this one alot, one of the best Smoked beers outside of the Schlenkerla line-up.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, batch #273, one of 1080 bottles for this batch. The pour yields a dark, slightly transparent chestnut brown to mahogany body. A small but well-packed head of smooth khaki foam slowly pushes out towards a thick, pronounced edge with just a swirly center film. A few tall, diagonal flares of lace mark the glass. Aromas are clearly driven by the smoked Bamberg malt, suggesting strongly of beechwood over mildly sweet sassafras, rye bread dough, and well-attenuated brown sugar. Distant wisps of salty pork cracklins are soothed by notes of root beer, dry cocoa, and vanilla, as mild green hops add just a touch of earthen aromatics. Flavors largely follow suit, showing notes of creamed wheat, rye dough, and toasted caramel, with a bold beechwood smoke overtone and spicy-sweet sassafras and molasses. Green, almost grassy hops are stronger than the nose lets on, lending a welcomed balancing bitterness to the back end. Baking cocoa adds a bittersweet component as well. The palate sports a moderate body that drinks fairly easily, peppered with deceptively and increasingly lively, yet fine carbonation. The active effervescence intensifies towards the finish, drying things out, leaving an almost papery, slightly oxidized feel. Overall, it is a fine rauchbier clone. Though it hails from Norway, few things (one obviously being ale yeast) set it apart from its fine Bavarian cousins.