kermis (9881) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at ōlbutikken, Copenhagen. Pours a dark brown with a massive beige head. Nice smokey aroma with roasted notes and some dark fruit. Smoke is present in the flavour but seemed toned down giving a better balance. Nice beer but the carbonation is too high.
DeliriumT (469) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not always the biggest fan of smoke beers but this one is very enjoyable
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the last Tampa Crew Tasting. Pours a cola brown color with a tan head. Nose is caramel, band aid, campfire, and chocolate. Flavor is the same with some campfire and band aid to mix with chocolate and caramel. Interesting blend of flavors. Medium in body and interesting overall.
Reynolds314 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit of a gusher. Huge roasty smokey nose with some herbally sweet notes. Taste is perfect smoke and a lactose like sweetness that is welcomed. Nice!
jcartamdg (2954) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a thin fluffy head. Aroma of smoke, smoke and more smoke. Very interesting. Nice brew.
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ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a huge beige head, which lasts very well and leaves behind good lacing. The aroma offers a fair amount of smoke, along with some woody notes and charcoal, backed by some more typically porter-like chocolate notes and perhaps a touch of herbal hops. Surprisingly strong, spicy hops are present to begin, but they give way to a drying, smoky flavour. This is tempered by smoother milk chocolate notes towards the finish. There is a lingering smoky aftertaste. Iím quite a fan of smoked beers, and this is a really nice example. The porter style, with its smooth, dark flavours, seems to work quite nicely with the drier smoke flavours, making this is a very fine brew indeed.
Japalo (1727) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black one finger offwhite foam. Smoked licorice. Very dry and some faint sweetness but a fresh brew. Medium body. For me better than the Bamberg rauchbier.
Hermod (5983) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Brewdog shop. Poured almost black with a frothy, everlasting beige/brown head. Lots of foam, filled the first glass with foam only.Aroma had smoke, licorice, roasted malt and dark chocolate notes. Smooth, oily mouthfeel. Flavor had bigtime smoke, peat, roasted malt, hops and licorice. Complex, very tasty. Bamberg smoke quite noticeable. Medium bodied. Dry, ashy and roasted finish.
Ernesto987 (5373) - Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge foamy beer, tons of smoke flavor, some roasted notes in the background. Great stuff
Wombata (615) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Licorice, coffee, cocoa and smoke in about equal portions.
Palate: Creamy, smooth and rich mouth feel.
Flavor: Licorice, chocolate, smoke and coffee with the licorice and smoke carrying on through the mid-palate. Finishes with these flavors plus a resurgence of bitter coffee.
Comments: Again great mouth feel. Delicious.