So I know it's been awhile, but they say good things come to those who wait. I cracked open a bottle of my "Liquid Sausage Lager", or Rauchbier about a week and some change ago. And, I also gave about a case of this delicious beer away to random friends and homebrewers. While many had were skeptical at first about this beer and taking a bottle off my hands all of them came back with praise and an empty bottle to exchange for a new full bottle of the beer. So to put it very roughly and in the words of so many of my friends, "Andrew, This beer is amazing! Hey, can I have another?"
So with regards to tasting notes... The beer is very much a Marzen/Oktoberfest with smoky overtones, pouring a nice clear deep amber color, with a half inch head of white delicate bubbles. When I stuck my nose into the glass I get a very malty aroma with a smokey backbone, there is a bit of earthy/floral aroma from the hops, but it is not a punch in the face. At that first sip you are hit with a sweet smokey maltiness taste. You can also detect the earthy/floral hop bitterness, but it is not prominent. In the end both myself and friends reckon the flavor to beef jerky, I might see what a little dry hopping with caraway seeds will do, who knows Pastrami on Rye Bread?
Enjoy! I know I have, I'm down to my last case. So sad to say goodbye.