ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a clear red-hued whisky-colored body with a small white head. Aroma is whisky, wood, peat, smooth smokey tones and hints of caramel. Taste is peat, smoke, wood, whisky, bourbon, mild caramel, burnt toast and hints of salt and dried meat. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. A really nice and original attempt at making a whisky-tasting beer, the closest I can recall in fact. Well brewed by Kuhnhenn.
want1DIPA (205) - - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the source. I’ve never had a Rauchbier and certainly not a BA! Honestly this may be the best bourbon beer I’ve ever had! I’m getting vanilla, carmel and whiskey!
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub
A fine smoked beer is an experiment that works. Maybe it is because I enjoy the taste of Angel’s Envy but the combination of smoke, malt, and other flavors result in an experience that is part bourbon and part scotch ale.
Aroma / Appearance - Mostly flat and lifeless the bronze base lacks a true head. Smoky rubber, flat maple syrup, and vanilla bind together with a hint of oakiness. This smells a bit like a lower ABV scotch.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy bacon, smoke, and the taste of pure Angel’s Envy spark the palate. A dash of maple syrup carries into a warm finish. This is a little hot on the palate. Even so it is a top notch beer (at least in a five ounce sample size). I think it would pair well with one of their barbeque entrees such as the ribs.
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @C4, Odense. Pours cloudy golden with a small off head. Leaking butter and peat. Hot and Extreme.
wnoble (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light amber and lightly hazy. Nose is light fruits, peats, medicinal smoke, wood smoke, light vanilla and oaky. Flavor is toasty, bready, vanilla, sweet oaks, peat, earth, light cough syrup medicinal peaty character. Really pretty nice.
TBone (11916) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep golden color, small white head. Smoke in the nose, also some sweet notes. Light to medium-bodied. Fruity, green apple, loads of smoke. Feels less than its ABV.
Tmoney99 (10085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate smoke malt and wet wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
Rune (7355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml, draught at Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri. Crystal clear red-amber body. Patchy surface, fragile lacing. Smoked nose joined with oak vanilla. Peaty malt flavours mingled with dark fruits and herbal hops. Mid-dry, malt bitter ending. Dangerously easy to drink. Like it (Oslo, 03.09.2013).
_angst_ (2370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours clear amberish golden with a frothy off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and smokey with caramel, biscuits, charred wood, sweet dark bread, butterscotch hard candy, vanilla fudge, peat, smoke, burnt cookies, hay and hints of dried dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet, malty and smokey with biscuits, burnt cookies, smoke, peat, vanilla fudge, charred wood, smoked meats, roasted almonds, caramel, dark bread, prunes and hints of bourbon. Mouthfeel is round, tiny astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, tiny bitter and amity with toasted malts, vanilla fudge, biscuits, caramel, peat, smoke, hay, charred wood, roasted almonds and hints of bourbon. Solid tasty stuff...
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman, Amsterdam.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Smokey malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body with an ok carbonation.
Flavour: Burned malt, caramel. Smokey finish.