Freakout (16) - Alaska, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was not expecting a lovely little sour when I saw the Tarry Suchong on the label. Mild smoke/tea on the nose with a light brown/amber appearance. Sour forward taste with a hint of the earthy tea following. Nice.
ffaoe (194) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
strong funky aroma. amber in color with little head. taste is sour with funky, fruity tones. mouthfeel is a little watery. taste much like a young lambic.
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly interesting... Tea, smoke, sweet malt, yeast, a touch of funk. I like it... but doubt I’ll have it again.
Brouwerij (884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy gold orange with big off-white head. Some stringy lacing. Aroma is smoky, herbal, sweet, toffee and caramelized sugar. Flavor is smoky, caramelized sugar and malt, with an herbal, tea finish. Flavor is interesting, big tones of smoke and tea, unique. Soft carbonation, medium body, and a juicy, smooth texture.
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Must have gotten an old bottle. amber pour almost no head or carbonation. Syrupy vinegar with tea. Couldn’t finish it.
degbert (1001) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown with a high, soft, fine-grained head. Nose is phenols, smoke, tea, and savory notes. More smoke and tea on the tongue; it’s very well integrated, the Lapsang Souchong playing well to the strengths of the dark fruit sweetness and heaviness of the base ale. Finish is long and warm, with slightly boozy notes. Different, and very good.
jpchindi (23) - - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoky (of course) with some caramel and lingering notes of black tea. Tasty but not a beer I would search for again.
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sampling session at Lefty’s place. Light smoke, funk, and sugary aroma. Copper color. Smokey malt, salty vegetables, metallic notes, and finishes mild and sweet. Medium body. Pleasant, light fruit flavors, and mild smoke combine to make a pleasant experience.
Hypo_Luxa (52) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cabbage and green vegetables smell.
Vibrant front, metallic. Smokey finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1326) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting at KyotoLefty’s place. An amber-orange pour with a beige head with a funky, farmhouse, barnyard pungeant aroma with a bit of peatiness. A nice full body reveals funky, earthy, smokey and slight metallic notes. These guys make good beers not a disappointing one in the bunch!
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle. Smoky, peaty, caramel, light chocolate, light vegetables. Cloudy orange-brown, lace. Some Belgian like yeasty spice. Clean, amber malts, earthy yeast and hop, light smoke. A special Belge with a bit ofmsmoke. Nice. Not mind-blowing like some of their others.