meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly smoked aroma. Very dark brown, hazy, beige head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, smoked, some sourness, chocolate.
marcus (10047) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with a beautiful rich tan head and a scintillating treacle and smoke aroma. There is a strong smoked malt flavor that drinks like a good cigar. Pretty tasty.
bhensonb (14964) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours black with a foamy beige/tan head. Aroma is uncertain, except for the smoke. Med body; foamy carb. Flavor is malty and smokey. Goes really well with cheese.
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose of intense BBQ when bottle opens. Also notes of roasted malts and hops. Taste of strong BBQ pork, bacon, roasted malts and background bittering hops.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a well-balanced smoked beer--very drinkable without any overpowering smoke. Pours a dark red, very small head. Smoky, malty aroma. Sweet malt background with a smooth smokiness and a dry, slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and smoke. The flavor is malt, smoke and sweetness.The palate is smoked. Overall a good beer with a good balance.
thornecb (5852) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Off-white micro head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Medium smoked aromas. Dark chocolate caramel upfront turning sweet and smoky in the lasting licorice finish.
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle with a crude black and white label that looks like it was printed using an old dot matrix printer - lightly cloudy ruby pour - loose, sudsy lace - nose of earth, peat, heavy campfire smoke - some notes of dry spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) - a bit of herbal character - full mouthfeel - soft carbonation - begins a bit earthy and moderately tart/acidic - immediately noticeable, heavy smoke that last throughout - some dry, peaty character through the middle - some notes of heather and herbs - develops a moderate caramel character and a bit of plumy sweetness late - mild alcohol in the finish compliments the lingering smoke - sort of a combo of a scotch ale and a smoky traditional ale - pretty dang good, aside from a slightly astringent bitterness on the tail end.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely tons of smoke in this beer. You can smell the Bamburg malt. Taste it lots of smoke, smooth chocolatey malt and a nice lingering finish. Moderate bitterness. I only wish my gouda was warm enough to dip in this.
FatPhil (15798) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle (Maltainen Riekko, Helsinki)
7 Teraleijona pastilija smokiness with sweetness, touch of bacon.
5 black, small ring tan head.
7 blue cheese and salt retronasals. Taste is slightly burnt and tarry, touch of toffee too. Some nettle tingles.
3 Very biting, almost caustic from the phenols.
13 Doesn’t have the balance of the smokiest Bamberg, and the harshness is a lttle over the top.