fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers Of Europe, Kingís Lynn
Black color, with huge compact head. Aroma of smoke, some burning wood, some roasted ham, light tar. Dry mouthfeel, flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, campfire wood, smoke, light tar and liquorice; correct bitterness.
Pleasant, but somehow chaotic.
gunnar (5676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, thanks to Ole Anders. Pours almost pitch black with a huge creamy off-white head. Aroma of smoked and cured meat, coffee and chocolate, Bamberg light. Taste is filling with a high carbonation level, roast and hard smoked mixture. Balanced in my world, smooth.
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yep this is what Iím looking for in a beer. Perfect for a cheese pairing... I had it with a horseradish cheddar. My goodness.
Massive roasted tobacco aroma, like a cigar but somehow refreshing. Mixed with coffee of course. The smoke flavour was perfectly balanced with the hops and chocolatey malt flavour. Nop totch. Amazing how itís come all this way.
Sigmund (5317) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared 500 ml gusher bottle at local tasting. Nearly black colour, large off-white head. Dryish and "thin" smokey aroma, notes of smoked meat, woody hints too. Too much carbonation. Smokey and dry flavour too, mild roasty notes in the background.
abemorsten (2916) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle kindly shared by my beer pal Ole Anders. Gusher that leaves a massive light brown head on a clear deep red-cola body. The nose is a fireplace where sausages and hams are hanging to be smoked. Some wooden notes. The beer grows in the mouth. Earthy notes are added. Full bodied and a long smoky bitterness.
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown with huge, firm, lasting, foamy, beige head. Decent smoke aroma, surely some flavours stay stuck in the head. Taste is also smokey, slightly sweet chocolately dark malt notes. Fizzy carbonation takes away much of the taste.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small off-white head. Aromas of lightly sweet malts, smoke and wood. Flavors of roasted malts, light caramel sweetness, smoke, wood and a hint of coffee. A nice and very tasty smoked porter.
Fin (7692) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, consumed at íChill in the Gardení, Kidlington, Oxon Saturday 4th August 2012 Dark brown with a beige head in fact this a real gusher, it foams and foams, seems very keen to depart the bottle. There are a couple of dark flecks in and amongst the huge pillow of beige foaminess. Smokey nose, but not as sausage smokey as a Scherlenka. Decent smokiness in mouth along with some tangy sour liqourice and dark bitter chocolate. Really nice smokey porter, but that said this is not the best that iíve had from this brewery. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, Birthday Feathersí Owl-Drawing Crawl, BrewDog Nottingham...erm, Nottingham, 30/07/12. Pours rocky with a massive honeycombed beige head. Filthy pitch beer. Fantastic Frazzles aroma with faint berries. Blackcurrant ice cream licked off a rusty girder flavour; black chocolate, vanilla pod, oodles of bittersweet-fruity-smoky balance. Seriously meaty. So beautiful. And so much better than that keg BrewDog rubbish.
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch 55, BBE Dec 13 -
Pours dark brown, almost black with a massive foamy head. Strange aroma of tar, smoke, burnt leather, ash, sour berries and yeast. Taste is quite unique and a bit strange with some roasted malts mixed with a lot of berries and smoked notes with burnt leather and hints of sour berries. FInish is smooth and roasty with some smoked notes. Unbalanced and quite messy.