kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Draft @ Willi. Pours a clear, effervescent golden-orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Solid amounts of smoke, oily red fruits, and candy sugar in the aroma; smoked meat note is softly integrated. Solid levels of carbonation. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: candy sugar, lightly smoked malts, and toasty malts upfront; another nicely integrated, very drinkable beer from Willi; soft spicy smoked meat presence; nice beer. Everything I’ve had so far tonight is a 3.6? All solid, tasty stuff. Medium finish: candy sugar, toasty malts, and light smoked meat. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Clear sparkling orange, thin white creamy head. Nose held notes of smoked vanilla, caramel, and notes of warm golden raisins. Flavor from start to finish is extremely well balanced with a blended smoked earthy nuttiness that rides over a nice fruity hoppy wave. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, smoked, lightly bittersweet finish. A good beer for sipping on the deck, grilling meat, etc... Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of smoke, dry malt, some peppery splashes and hints of citrus. Tastes lightly smoky with some nice sweet undertones. User37895 (3042) - - JUL 9, 2006
Poured a pale golden color with a thin head, weak lacing. The aroma was malty rich with bubblegum, light caramel, and light smoke. The flavor was all of that with some bready/biscuity notes mixed in. Mouthfeel was moderate, a little sticky/sweet. A non-traditional helles bock, but the smoke added a very nice touch to a pretty fun (but not highly drinkable) beer. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 I think the board said this was 7+%. Pours a very light amber- orange, moslty clear and a thin white head. Aroma is nice and malty- sharp pale malts, light bread, and some yeast- reminded me a bit of a maibock. Flavor is mostly sweet, bready, and light yeast. On the finish, though, there is a weird slickness, and a slight tart bite to it. Almost like a sweet-tart. Other than the aftertaste, it was a pretty decent beer. I also didnt notice any peated malt to this.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Had again the other day and this batch had a really nice rauch malt smokiness to it- a bit of smoked meats and just a bit smoother and overall a better beer than before
On tap at the brewpub. What an interesting beer! Clear amber pour with a big white head. Nose is malty and rather smoky. Flavors are more malt, and a nice, smooth smoky hickory-like flavor. Some peat tones as it warms. A touch of bitter is added for the finish. Really enjoyed this one! VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2001
Awesome sheer presentation. Sweet maltiness and subtle hop bitterness but an excellent twang from the peat smoke flavor. A true joy from a great CT brewery. Never disappointed.