radagast83 (8137) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2012 andyburnette (26) - - JAN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yes it isn’t a balls-out Rauch beer...nice as an intro to the concept - understated . Flavorful, a nice mouth explosion (yes a panzer reference) but like the Nazis it doesn’t last. Its a seasonal so try it if you see it. The 10 oz pours st ale house Columbia rock for tasting. Especially if you accidentally order the blonde for your girlfriend
Cask at Churchkey. Poured a dark brown color with a small, tan head. Aroma was some caramel notes, some malts, notes of nuts. Thin malt and nutty notes - mild sweetness. Smoke doesn’t come out that much, perhaps just a light smokey character - but that’s about it. Relatively refreshing. sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is smoke, roasted malt, plums, figs, floral hops, lightly sour notes, and some woody notes. Flavor is sweet malt forward, dark fruit and sour esters, light hops, and faint smoke; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel and cookie malt with date esters and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, medium fruity esters, light smoked meat notes and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On cask small taste at R.F.D. in Gallery Place, Washington, DC. R.F.D. listed this as Oliver's Cask-Conditioned Smoked Dark Ale at 6.2 %. I'm reasonably sure that it is the Oliver's Panzer Division Destroyed.
Opaque dark brown with no head or lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, toast and caramel.
Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, toast and caramel with a slightly smokey finish.
Very light body and no carbonation.
For a beer billed as being Smoked, this is not very smokey. The taste is good, but the lack of body, carbonation, any lacy or even a head is off-putting.
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argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Cask, thanks Travlr. Crystal clear red-black body topped by small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, caramel, faint smoke. Medium body, light stickiness. Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Cask. Drak clear brown color, small off white edge head. Aroma of very subtle ashes and coffee. Taste is oddly spiced coffee, interesting enough. NachlamSie (3507) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pint at Pratt Street Ale House. Pours a very dark brown with a light head. the aroma is malty with notes of licorice, figs and earth. It’s pretty unique. I get smoke in the flavor, but it’s not strong. The palate is slick and the flavor quite different. There are hints of figs, toffee, earth, veggies, clove and meat. This medium bodied malty beer is actually fairly enjoyable.It was obvious that they weren’t going for a smoke bomb.