BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half-litre bottle, just out of date when poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Nov 2012 @ home.
Good clear amber body with a creamy tan coloured head (for twenty seconds), the head sadly soon turned into a wispy covering and collar.
Smoked German ham came straight into my mind as I poured the beer and the aroma left the bottle. This beer is a liquid version of smoked ham that has been infused with dark, sweet, malty molasses and wraped in hops.
Really enjoyed this beer: I’ve been to Bamberg a few times and have struggled to embrace the whole rauch scene in general, wish I’d found this during my visits, it might have changed my view of smoky brews: oak obviously does it for me rather than the beech!
Maris (1323) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 500ml bottle on 15/5/2016. Pours a clear light amber with a biggish head. Has a pleasant light smoked aroma with a bit of bacon in the mix. Flavour wise, it’s got lots of caramel and toffee malt and a hint of dark sweet fruit, but it’s the big smokey bitterness that ultimately holds sway here. The hops are quite pronounced and linger in a most satisfying manner. Full bodied, with a thickish texture and modest carbonation. Damn this is good - rich, complex unusual and most importantly, delicious. Certainly one of the best smoked beers I’ve ever had.
bonev (43) - POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Od dzisiaj jestem fanem piw wedzono-dymionych. Tutaj wplyw ma drewno debowe. Piana gruboziarnista. Czuc delikatnie wedzona szynke i taki fajny zapach dymu z ogniska w lesie. Jest rowniez bardzo slodowo jak to w Kozlaku. Rownie intensywne odczucie w smaku. Kolor ciemny miedziany. Piwo klarowne. Musze sprobowac ich innych "wyrobow".
Hanoi (769) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is smoke wood, smoked cheese, savory, meats. Taste is malty, cheese, gentle smoke, meats, toffee, gentle pine, berry, ash, hint of salt.
A delicious filling beer.
scirtes (362) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bb 6/2016. Pours copper, clear, with white head. Aroma of smoked malts, a bit of caramel. Moderately sweet, with distinct smoky aftertaste. Medium bodied, with perfectly hidden alcohol.
Teran (258) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 29, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smoked fish aroma is dominant, but not heavy. Nice clear copper colour, small beige top. Caramelized herring, weeds, minerals. Some saltiness, medium bitterness, slightly dry. Doppelbock is one of my favorite types of beer and smoky beers are not - but I have only good words for this one. Great mouthfeel, excellent in alcohol. A lot of malt, piece of art!
biir (623) - Berlin, - APR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flasche - Kuperfarben, rotstichig, geringe Schaumkrone, klar. Typisch intensive Schinkenaromen, viel Malz. Trockener Abgang. Ein bisschen edgy finde ich, viel Alkohol, nicht richtig harmonisch eingebunden. Geht nicht leicht runter. Dennoch wunderbarer Geschmack.
Kampfar (88) - Münster, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 0.5L bottle; pours dark amber, slightly reddish coloured, nearly clear with some large, floating particles and a light brown head. Aroma: smoke, malts, slightly caramel; taste: slightly smoky flavor, slightly sweet, leading to a light bitter, smoky finish. Very pleasant aroma! Not as heavy smoky as most of the Schlenkerla beers. Medium to full body, creamy texture.
dambor (339) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper. Aroma: smoke, dark malt. Taste: smoky and complex with some chocolate and raisins.
Inbreak (4119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating rerated 23.04.2016, 0,5l bottle shared at local tasting:
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry and mild smoked, shed, smoked malts, caramel, minerals, grass, oak, bark, weeds, nuts. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, smoked malts, hay, grass, minerals, caramel, nuts, oak. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
gowdy (963) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste at The Paisley Beer Festival. A light golden colour. A bit of a head. Very smokey.