22 oz bomber acquired in a recent trade – apologies for now, but I forget who. When I remember, I’ll post.
Pour is close to black with some dark brown/red highlights at the extremities. Not much sustainable head, and not much lacing. Some creamy spottiness on the surface. A little more carbonated than I was expecting. In fact, quite fizzy when you listen carefully – takes a little away from the mouthfeel for me.
Aroma is amazing. Sweet, sweet smoke that is obvious but beautifully understated. NOT like many Rauchbiers that I have had. This is definitely an example of a smoked sausage or smoked ham type beer, but the sweetness gets bigger and bigger as you drink. Wave after wave of mild smoked cheeses, meats and fish – I’m not a huge fan of smoked foods, but this is exceptional.
I am amazed at the drinkability and the smell of this beer, both are exceptional. Sweet smoke. If you don’t like smoked beers much, try this. It just may change your mind.