DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Typically love smoked ales, but this is absolutely no good. nothing pleasant about it at all. Rogue continues to disappoint me... Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAR 15, 2012
Light amber with a thin white head. Aroma is smoked malt, reminiscent of smoked meat. Flavor is same as the aroma with a slight sweetness in the finish. Could use a little more body to round out the smoke flavor. Overall, not bad, but I prefer my smoke in a heavier beer. joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Cloudy brown color. The head is one-finger in height, creamy and white. The aroma is of smoked malt, and more smoked malt. The taste is of smoked malt with some caramel in the background. The mouthfeel is a little lighter than medium bodied, with a lot of carbonation. yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Pint on tap at Peles in Jacksonville. Clear orange-amber beer with small white head. Aroma of smoke with light notes of malt, leather, and spice. Flavor is smoke and ash with caramel and a bit of fruit. Smooth medium body and lightly hoppy finish. Very tasty and drinkable smoke ale. 6.2% ABV. Excellent. tiong (7194) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Draught @ Rogue Public House, San Francisco, CA
Radek Kliber (7320) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Pours reddish orange with a tiny smooth white head. Aroma has a lot of smoke notes, burnt leather, ash and malts. Taste has notes of leather, smoke and hints of ash and fruits. Finish is slightly hoppy with fruity hints. A bit untypical, but quite tasty smoked ale.
On tap at ColesDrake (13647) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Aroma mild, mid depth of smoke, backing of ash-wood, phenolic with s
Appearance mid haze on amber , creamy white mid top. Sparse lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : gentle malty base with acidic smoky touch,. Goes well with soft malty bottom. Apple wood. Subtle ,neat well composed.
Earlier Rating: 4/21/2005 Total Score: 3.5
Nicely presenting ale, decent crown on top .Medium intense smoke aroma, softer, creamier at end. Chewy malts with smoky theme. Not as smoky as some are. Good balance.
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of hickory smoke and mild stone fruits. The taste is smoke, caramel and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. rougeau13 (2957) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Dark, clear, orange-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoked pork and malt. It tastes like a hop-deficient amber ale and smoke. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Ok. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. caramel colored pour. Mild smoke in the aroma. Seems like a pretty boring ale with a touch of smoke, a smoked amber. seems like it would be an incredibly boring beer without the smoke, however i like drinking it djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a smoke and pepper. Thin mouthfeel with a very dry pepper and smoke finish. A decent Smoked from Rogue.