Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Murky golden a,ber color, massive white head. Aroma of peat! Not subtle, but not overwhelming either. Taste is vanilla, straw, and not so subtle peat.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, strange yet nice mix of peated malt with grassy Brett and lactic notes, faint rubber, interesting. In mouth, a nice sour ale with good peatyness, lactic acid, fruity esters, surprisingly good. On tap at TÝrst.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Torst. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste if peat, whiskey, smoked lemon, sour malt, Brett and funk. Medium body. Perfect balance.
crossovert (6124) - 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.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Stumbling Monk. Snifter. Nicely chilled. Cloudy burnt sienna, stable tight cap. Wisps of cedar smoke mingled with brett and bandaid make for a fun, and for me, inviting aroma. The palate is delightfully clean and tart at the front, and shifts slowly to a firm smoky, ashy finish that lingers just long enough. Lovely carbonation. A mellow malty middle adds body and sweetness for balance. I half expected a fail but the smokey tart profile works for groziskie so why shouldnít it work? Whatís most remarkable is that the different beers in the blend seem to stand apart, occupying seperate quarters (or thirds as the case may be) and somehow that is what makes it charming. Itís like a beer that multitasks. Really a fun drink.
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TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Muddy amber with a short white head. Strong iodine/peat in the nose with a random funkiness poking its head out every now and then. Also hints of tart fruit and toasted grains as well. Rather odd. Taste is also odd - large iodine/peat notes, funky yeast, earthy notes, tart fruit and soft malt. Body is light-medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and lingering peat notes throughout. Finishes with iodine, earthy notes, funky yeast tart fruit and soft grains. At times there is an odd lingering aftertaste like sucking on a coin. Not sure why I keep buying these goofy Italian beers. They are almost never worth it. Decent beer, but for $23 I was expecting a whole lot more.
nimbleprop (4150) - 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.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a cloudy orange color with a very small white head. Aroma had notes of Brett on the nose, some sour character, and a touch of light smoked grains. Flavor was some light barrel notes, peat character comes out in with rauchbier characteristics. A touch funk. Interesting.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz on tap at Monks Cafe. Opaque orange-brown with a lasting ring and islets of creamy bubbles. Big nose of cherry vinegar and smoky earthy char. Taste the same excellent mix, with the smoke becoming less noticeable as I get further into the glass, leaving only a satifyingly sweet-sour smoke and toasted oak aftertaste. I found nary a hint of whiskey (just a nice touch of the barrel) and the abv is well-hidden as well. Medium body has medium-high but smooth carbonation and a nice sour-acidic tingle.
SrSilligoose (3090) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap offering @ ebenezerís pub. complex brew. lot going on. taste dominated by old dirty smoked dough. mixed with an odd sweaty pear. interesting to try in small doses. weird mixture of whiskey, smoky old dough, and sweaty peary brett. reasonably well made for what it is. but an odd mixture of flavors that didnít really do it for me.