redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013SudsMcDuff (8386) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Medium nut brown color with little to no head, some lacing. Some smokiness, but it is fleet and covered up by sweetness. As someone who has worked with smoked meats for over a year something seems off, more of a liquid smoke character than actual smoke . The alcohol is also prevalent in the aroma. Taste is sweet, roasted malts with a sticky residue. Its OK, a novice introduction to smoked beers as it lacks the punch of a rauch-style beer..
I also go by the nickname Waffles, John Waffles .. . Poirs a dark brown .. Medium foam aspects .. . Some meaty bacon, sharpish wood, caramel in a smoke pot .. Not very clean, sticky .. Decent small kettle of smiles, needs with work, close to awesome .. . . Proper is just another word until an englishman fookin shows up ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2016
12 oz. pour at Arnold’s. Aroma: Hickory smoked bacon with light saltiness; very light semi-sweet bread. Appearance: Dark cola brown with soft carbonation holding up a thick tan head. Flavor: Smokey all around with bacon, hickory and light salt, but a semi-sweet maltiness midway through; the finish is smokey dry. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Well executed for the style, and worth a try for smoke lovers. JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
GABF 2015. Cloudy, opaque brown color. Thin white head. I’m not crazy about this beer as much as I love smoke. A little smoke in the aroma, some bacon surprisingly, fatty bacon, but not enough smoke. it seems made well enough, but I would have liked more of a traditional rauchbier. deyholla (11503) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a sweet smoke note with a bit of bacon and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has a good amount of grain with a strong earthy smoke note and a hint of sweetness. UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at ~40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a clear hickory brown, and forms a pale tan head that quickly dies to a cap and ring.
Smell: Char, smoke, grease, and pork, much like the way my smoker smells half of each summer. There’s a hint of caramel sweetness underneath the smoke.
Taste: Pork grease and hickory smoke combine to make the first few sips not unlike eating some dry barbecue. As the beer progresses, a caramel sweetness unfolds beneath the layer of smoke, alongside hints of raisin and chestnut. The finish leaves a lingering aftertaste of smoked pork flesh and charred hickory.
Mouthfeel: Medium of body and somewhat sticky, this is a bock.
Overall: Quite enjoyable, and will repeat. It is not quite as good as the Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche, but it’s also not bad either!
dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Smokey aroma. Deep amber in color. Highly smoky and moderately sweet and but mostly smokey...in the end, mostly one-dimensional.
Notes: GABF ’13 jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Bacon, smoke, and smoky bacon. Awesome. One of the better bacon beers I’ve had. AWISLguy (3016) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bomber from jsquire, thanks Jeff! Pours root beer brown with a tan head leaving nice coats of lace. Aroma has honey ham, meat smoke, some caramel and some brown sugar. Taste is of honey cloved ham, smokey meat, caramel and light lemon. Medium bodied, and smokey ... Finishes tangy sweet with smoke, and with some length. The nose is so terrific, with that ham/smoked meat blend, but the flavor does not maintain the promise. Solid, certainly interesting, and for style - quite good. 14.1 odog (23) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 Come on - bacon flavored beer. This is nature?s most perfect food - and proof that God loves us. This is NOT a novelty beer- it is very good technically and tastefully. Makes me proud to be an American! jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dr. Silverworm. RBSG. St. Louis. Pours brown off white head. Nose/taste of bacon, smoke, light caramel. Medium body.