onceblind (4670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper with a thin fast-dissipating head. Big peaty and peppery nose with a sharp earthy acidity. Surprisingly smooth flavor with a tart peppery smokey sour tone. Dry yet puckering fruity and peat filled finish.
Marheb (2309) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un amalgame vraiment intéressant de boucane intense et d’acide lactique. Les brett se manifestent aussi, survoltant.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light tan. Weird aroma w lots of peat and lots of brett, and some like, slightly biscuity malts as well. Tart, lots of peat...finishes like mixing Ardbeg and Cuvee Rene Gueuze. Ok this makes no sense, yet it is strangely compelling. It’s a bit of a laugher, but I could finish a glass of that.
conway (1636) - - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cloudy copper with almost no head. Aroma is completely dominated by smoky peat. Taste adds some char, slight booze sting and tart fruitiness. Medium smooth mouthfeel. Complex but not super drinkable.
swoopjones (6232) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue monk, a very strange beer but i liked it quite a bit. medium bodied leather colored pour. peat, scotch, wood/oak bretty funk in both aroma & flavor. Very strange combo but very enticing. well worth seeking out
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blue monk. Hazy dark orange pour with a white thin head. Nose is tart and peaty. Taste is a tart fruit skin front into a smokey peat finish. Great balance and not overwhelming.
fishonmyplane (488) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bizarre concept for a beer. I was skeptical... it could have easily been a trainwreck, but it was actually great. There is a fairly subtle smoke flavor and aroma from the peated malt and the scotch barrels. In the forefront is there is mainly sour and funk flavors. All 3 beers have strong flavors, and they combine very well without drowning each other out. Hard to believe this isn’t Belgian. A very impressive and innovative beer.
nimbleprop (5226) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10oz pour at Of Love and Regret. Pours a hazy orange with some very active, frothy white head. Nose is huge, its a wild blend of rubbery peat smoke, bright pithy grapefruit, some past due yogurt, straw. Flavors follow suit, cold smoked whitefish, industrial rubber, very tart grapefruit, a little sweat sock, wheat chaff, some bread crust. Tart, industrial finish. A really wild mix of flavors.
Mortlach (1022) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
09/01/2014 Ma che siewte venuti a fà (tap). Arancia, torbida, schiuma leggera e poco persistente. Naso prepotente, violento, bretta, note torbate, acido deciso, leggero acetico, alcol, complessa e di non facile lettura. In bocca è molto acida, decisa, con una nota torbata evidente. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Complessa, impegnativa, grezza, un po’ confusionaria. Interessante, ma non è il genere di birra che berrei ogni giorno.
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Penominal phrnominal beer. Barnyard funk meets scotch. Huge complexity, easy going.