1st half ..Quite deep amber . Rich , barley sugar , touch caramel . So long and complete deep rich . Great intensity . Sweet but with great balancing acidity .
Second bottle lighter , took more time to open . Fresher , with touch more ripe caramelized peel , marmalade and creme brûlée, even more intense on the palate , acidity is higher but the richness and sweetness still there. Incredibly long. Tastes so young , needed time to open . More complexity . On the basis of this (half) bottle this can last another decade or more . The rating is for this second half , the first would have been 95. Drank at Noizé, London . First half had a level of VTS, the second BN. — 16 days ago
This was enjoyable. Smokey aroma, and then a nicely balanced dark beer with a smokey flavour created through the malted barley being kilned over a fire of beechwood logs.
This is, as the brewery says, a traditional German approach to brewing beer, but for all my years living in Germany I had not had a Rauchbier. More needed please bartender... — 9 months ago
Still my absolute favorite version I’ve had. Finally was able to procure a bottle. One of my favorite peated Scotches. — 4 months ago
Good. Dark. Strong. Velvety. Smokey. Quick reaction time. Warm. Wind down wine — 9 months ago
Cocoa coffee. Quite tasty — 4 months ago
Look at that color. Color of mushroom stock. And some of the smell and flavor. Also, barley tea and walnuts. Super oxidized. But surprisingly fresh on the palate, with bright acid. Sherried, long finish. Like three minutes of sherry-like finish. This is an oddball but delicious. One of three bottles I have in the cellar and one of the others is clearly not oxidized (actually looks like white wine) so I didn’t have high expectation for this bottle but it turned out to be tasty and enjoyable if you like this sort of thing. Don’t wait any longer though! — 2 years ago