slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 3, 2015 sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with than tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel and cookie malt, light smoke, and floral hops. Flavor is malt forward, dark fruit esters, and light smoke; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
bottle from bp trade. smoky and meaty aroma - like a campfire. Flavor has a hard time keeping up, but it tries. Finishes malty, woody, smoky and a little bitter. ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Dark brown in colour with a very small beige head, was expecting a really smokey beer but this was not to be the case. It had a mild smokiness to it with some malt and roasted caramel aromas. Light body, a bit thin with some sweetness and light smoke character. Lacking balance between aroma and taste. Stuu666 (13390) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, nose is smoky, meaty, bacon, taste is similar, roasted. keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Very well done. Chocolate and caramel in the aroma. The flavor is sweet with a hint of smoke. Very well balanced with a lively mouth feel.
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Well really an excellent beer one of the best smoked brews I've ever had. Chord with a nice tan head a little lace and a very dark brown almost opaque color. Aroma is roast a little smoke malts hint of coffee and cocoa. Flavor is like aroma, plus has a little sour and carbonic tang that normally I don't like with smoke beers but here it works quite well. Body isn't as lush as I might have expected for this style of beer but actually it works better and makes it quite drinkable.
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Geiserich (4519) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle: Very dark brown, nearl black color, coffee-brown creamy/foamy head. Aroma is smoky malt, milder then Schlenkerla for example. Flavor is also malty, light sourly, roasty, dark chocolate, cacao, mild smoke. Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of campfire, smoked meat, & some caramel; Flavor of smoky/roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, and some coffee; Nice aroma - solid. Ferris (15265) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle - Smoke, peat and some light booze. Dark brown with a rich head. Light smoke and a pale malt sweetness. DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Aroma - not impressive for the style - a little smoke, burnt sugar, toffee, and peat
Appearance - very dark brown, with an off white wisp halo
Taste - taste has more smoke than anything, peat and caramel are also present.
Palate - a medium body, texture is thick, peaty finish
Could be that Schlenkerla spoiled me, and I’m trying to have something measure up to it, but this just seemed lacking. What I will say is that it was closest in taste to Schlenkerla’s Rauchbier Marzen. Not bad, but ultimately forgettable. gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
pour thanks to adnielsen pours a dark opaque brown with a big tan head. aroma is smokey and earthy. flavor is coffee, roasted malts, with a smoky finish.