MrHangover (1102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, cap says feb 2012.. not sure if it was bottled then, or best before... Pours a clear dark beer with a reddish hue and a creamy, tanned head. Aroma is funky, tart but no smoke whatsoever. Flavour is very strange, I donít think this is the way it was meant to be. Very astringent, tartness and again no smoke or porter influences... I really think this has gone bad over time.. but Iím not sure.. What Iím drinking now is not good, only scoring this high because Iím not sure whether it was meant like this or not..
bluejacket74 (997) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle with FEB 2012 stamped on the bottle cap. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch frothy tan head. Thereís a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is light, it smells like tart dark fruit, oak, and roasted malt. Donít pick up any smoked aromas at all. There isnít any smoke that I notice in the taste either. It tastes like roasted malt, grapes, and a bit of wood, apples and coffee. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, with moderate carbonation. This isnít a bad brew, but if youíre expecting smoke in this one youíre going to be disappointed. I know I was.
gunnar (3599) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet webshop. Pours dark as Coke with a huge creamy tanned head.Aroma of oak,sour berries and puke. Taste is surprisingly dry almost astringent sourness,woody and not any good. Think its off.
thepeter (274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is nothing like I thought it would be. At first look it is quite nice. but once from the moment I took a sniff I was baffled, but curious.
A - Dark brown with a slight red hue when held to the light. Very nice light fluffy head with peaks and intermixing medium and small bubbles. Left very nice lacing as well as the head turned to a film that lasted quite a while.
S- Surprise number ONE! Root beer and bubblegum seem to dominate, yeah, thatís what I wrote! Some dark fruit slight sourness, wood, metal and a hint of smoke round it out.
T- Dry Wood with a slight hint of smokiness to it, old dry grass, Pale malts and a bit more of charred wood at the end. Very dry all the way through.
M&D - Much lighter bodied than expected, I would say light bodied beer and again just not what I was expecting. Very smooth throughout and light on the tongue. Very nice feel to it. Although it is fairly drinkable, just not what I am looking for. The Dryness may allow for a clean after taste but The wood is a stronger flavor than I like.
Just not anything like I expected it to be. I was looking for a malty, full bodied smoked beer and this is not it. Still a pretty good beer on its own but by no means a great beer. I would not trash this beer, but I will not be buying it again. I could actually see some people liking this very much, just not for me.
GBZ59 (600) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 330ml. Copa Globo. Saboreada en mayī12. Color marrůn oscuro. Corona bronceada, cremosa y persistente. Maltas torrefactas, maltas quemadas y notas de vino tanto en sabores como aromas. Humo, barrica y frutas Šcidas permanecen hasta el final. Levemente amarga con un toque de astringencia de piel de uva. Cuerpo medio y carbonataciůn moderada. FŠcil asimilaciůn. Buen maridaje con carnes grasas a la brasa. Comentario: la primera vez que probť el aroma y sabor de la levadura Morpheus no estuve seguro si me gustaba; sin embargo, ahora, tras haber probado diferentes cervezas con este ingrediente, debo decir que su peculiariedad le hace merecedor de ser degustado..
330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Enjoyed on mayī12. Dark brown. Tan, creamy, lasting crown. Roasted malts, burnt malts, wine notes both in flavor & aromas & . Smoke, wood & acidic fruit in the middle lingers into the finish. Slightly bitter with grape zest astringency touch. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Easy drinkability. Comment: first time I tried Morpheus yeast flavor & aroma I wasīnt pretty sure if I liked it but now I could say, after many different beer with Morpheus inside tasted, that its peculiarity makes it worth to try.
BlackHaddock (2367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sep 2010: I wrote this. 33cl Brown dumpy bottle, poured into a Westmalle chalice.
The beer was obtained from the shop at the Pre-Zythos Fest organised by the Alvinne brewery (and what a great little fest they organised!).
Deep, dark ruby red, dirty brown body, with a tan coloured head, which sadly faded to a thinner covering far to swiftly.
The Chelmsford Oak bit, I am sure comes from my old mate Podge, who is a friend of Alvinne, well Glenn C, anyway, and he likes to get involved with brews when asked or if he can. Not too sure what the pair of them are up to on this project though!
The beer does look like a Porter, but it has a distinct smokey aroma, not overly powerful, but it does over ride all other smells.
The taste is strange, smokey, yes, Porter, no. Watery, yes. Weak flavoured, no, weak bodied, yes.
Reminded me of a Bamberger Rauch Bier, which is lager based, more than a Porter, which should be ale based.
Overall, glad Iíve had one. I am meeting up with Podge in Brussels soon, Iíll question him on his involvement and not alter my scores, but maybe add something to the review content.
Edit bit: Podge didnít make it to Brussels, so we didnít get to chat about his involvement.
olio (4094) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ Brussels.
Rated on 20100720.
Pours murky brown color with small head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts and ripe fruit notes. Flavor of roasted malts, smoky ham, mild vegetables and fruits.
Cuso (2667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from beerplanet web shop. Almost black color with huge beige head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, smoked malt, some tartness in background. Taste, burned sugar, smoked malt, coffee, wood in background. Long coffee bitter finish. Good.
Finn (3090) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33l spandert av og delt med Rune pŚ seanse hjemme hos ham 12 Jan 12. Dypbrun/sort. Kremaktig skum som legger seg. Svak rÝykaroma. Smaken er syrlig frukt med et tÝrt eikepreg. God - men lite som minner om porter. Litt bunnfall.
Rune (6125) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle, 5.1% abv.,bought at The Bottle Shop in Brugge in May last year. Large, dense, tan-coloured head with solid retention. Cloudy, dark brown body. Dusty smell with tart fruits and malts. Lightly smoked grains in flavour alongside some kind of yeasty fruitiness. Tart and dry to the finish. OK, not that well balanced, though (shared with Finn, TromsÝ 12.01.2012).