Smoke Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by WilliamD:
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a murky amber into my pint glass. Nice, creamy, two-finger head that slowly shrinks to about an eighth inch, leaving a thick trail around the glass above.
I can definitely smell the smoked malts. Hints of black pepper and smoked sausage. Wonderful smell, especially when you're hungry, which I happen to be at the moment.
I really like this one, and it's my second time trying it, but still the only smoke beer I've had. Again, the smoked malts are definitely present, giving it a nice, spicey bite. There's a nice, smokey aura that sits in the back of the throat.
Mouthfeel is fine, but could be better. A bit watery, in my opinion.
Drinkability is good, but definitely not a session beer. Despite how much I enjoy this distinctive flavor, I wouldn't want to drink it in large quantities. It's too novel a taste for that.
That said, I wish this style of beer was more available. And I would love to find a beer in this style that is even more intense.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2009 03:21:50 | More by WilliamD
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District of Columbia
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Rogue brewpub in Eugene, poured into a pint glass.
A-Pours a dark golden amber, slightly opaque. Has a very thin top of off white head, visible lacing.
S-Smoked oak, caramel malt.
T-Sweet caramel malt, campfire smoke, slight hoppy bitterness. There's even the smallest hint of sour granny smith apple.
M-Light medium body, very light carbonation.
O-Pleasant smoke ale with light balance. The smoke flavor isn't overwhelming and I'd prefer more of it also more carbonation.
Serving type: on-tap
04-24-2013 00:55:57 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
Smoke Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.