lobs_ols (84) - LATVIA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark red on the eye, strong white head. Very distinct smoke aroma with some hoppy notes. Very smoky yet also pleasant taste, sweet with some bitter and herbal notes- also hops. Hoppy bitter finish with lingering smoky notes.
eluosiren (33) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried it in Greek beer bar.
The aroma consists of something like bacon and cigar, the taste is SMOKED as hell, like you just ate some smoked meat.
I wouldn’t drink it every day but smoked beers are definitely worth brewing and this one is very good!
Beerkenstock (44) - - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drink cold (8-10°)
Eye: pours a clear reddish-brown colour with small beige to brown head. small regular bubbles. nice carbonation.
Nose: smoke, peat, cigar, smoked bacon (Räucherspeck), strong malts
Mouth: peated smoke, cigar, leaves, hay, smoked bacon (Räucherspeck), strong earthy malts, dark chocolate, coffee, burned vegetables (zucchetti perhaps), slightly sweet.
Palate: smoke remains, strong earthy (nature) malts, coriander, bitter finish
Overall: very good and complex strong beer (concerning the taste, not the alcohol), a bit too heavy and one sided though. reminds my somehow of a peated whisky (from Islay perhaps). I really like it, but is not at all an every day beer.
minihame2 (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark body, thin, tan head. Very smoky aroma, can’t get much else in it. Maybe a bit of malt in the background. Similarly, the taste is smoky, just like firewood. If you try to close it out, it’s almost like a stout in the beginning. Some bitterness in the end. Mouthfeel is smooth, minimal carbonation, very pleasant. I am a big fan of smoky flavours so this one hits the homerun for me. Very nice.
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I didn’t get this beer at all. It was so strongly smoked that I couldn’t drink it. Not my thing.
DonPiano (31) - GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tastes like smoke, smells like smoke. Malty body with strong roasted flavours, not the kind of beer I prefer.
RickFifty (305) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut color, light brown head. Smoked and roasted malt nose, caramel, meaty notes, earthy hops. Smoked taste, cured meat, light sweetness. Soft carbonation, medium body. Well balanced.
Cybion (66) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours dark reddish amber with half a finger of thick off-white head. As expected, very smokey on the nose, the smoke note being a mixture of woodsmoke and smoked meat from what I can tell, probably bacon. Beneath the pillow of smoke there’s a cereal malt base and a bit of (smoked) cheesy yeast. Taste-wise, the smokey character remains but is less overpowering than before, being confined to the middle at the top of the palate alongside aforementioned cheesy yeast, making this one really taste strongly of smoked cheese. Little bit of caramel malt and a tiny fruity note of uncertain character are detectable as well to even out the main smoked body, and the aftertaste is mostly cereal following a rather dry finish. Pretty easy on the palate with minimal carbonation, a good medium body (though a little watery sometimes IMO) and a smooth texture. Probably more impressed by the aroma than the taste on this one, but this one is most pleasant overall seems like a fine example of and a good introduction to this genre of brew.
NordicV (1158) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rödbrun öl med stort beige skum. Både doft och smak är mycket rökta charkuterier, korv och skinka. I botten finns en bra maltig öl med inslag av karamell.
dfinney23 (1651) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky and meaty like nobody’s business but still plenty of caramel malt and spicy hops shining through.