Just like you, but different
Smoko is our take on a Bamberg-style Rauchbier (literally “smoked beer”). Beechwood smoked malt gives a bacon-on-bread flavour, while the zesty European hops provide a zingy and refreshing bitterness to help wash down that tasty treat.
Enjoy while shirking responsibility.
Instantly there is a lovely wood aroma, although I thought more sawdust than smoke.
Very dark pour, very decent head and a big amount of smoked beer taste, that’s more like it .
This is very drinkable and the layers of taste aren’t all big and punchy, the woody aroma is lighter than the taste, and there is no bitterness in the mix to highlight anything. I didn’t get any smokiness that reminded me of anything other than smoke.
It carries a nice sweetness when it warms in the glass, but it never gives up the smokiness.
The pdubyah-o-meter likes this 8 worth of things. If anything this is too mild a drink and I would have thought it needed a tad more bitterness in the mix, for me there is no “zesty” in this , b ut it’s very very nice, and one of the nicest smoked beers I’ve had. Sterling effort.