mmargarucci (177) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a chocolate brown minimal head. Aroma is smokey and nutty. Taste is smokey, multigrain bread and toffee. Enjoyable but nothing special.
czar (6011) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear dark golden, red tint, with a small light beige-orange cap showing some retention and lacing. wood smoked lightly spicy and nutty maltiness, appreciable and welcomed caramel, red fruitiness imparting fruity berries with just a touch of their acidity, meaty without being bacony, peppery and grassy. light carbonation, light body, balanced woodsy-astringent-smoky-peppery-grassy finish. enjoyable.
Leini (1438) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Hazy copper body with a huge white head, that just kept on building up. Aroma is smoky, with a touch of campfire, and slightly sweet. Flavor consists basicly of caramel and smoke.
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fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Birrivico, Como, L169 14, bb 01 06 15; 5.4% ABV
Dark amber color, hazy, with generous head. It has a good smoke component; it’s a bit mellow, some caramel, lightly sweet; it lacks of some more character though.
JorisPPattyn (8660) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no head, reddish chestnut coloured beer. Smoked ham aroma, and a fresh vegetable - raw gurkins? Mineral, hearth fire, cured meat. Light taste with again smoked ham, lard, glowing ashes connotations. Yet again something fresh veggielike - impossible to nail down. Quite light body, watery consistency, beer feels rather tired. Too old? Light Rauch. Good.
mR_fr0g (6088) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Borefts beer fest day 2 27/09/2014. Bodegraven. Caramel / red / amber coloured pour with a lasting sticky off white head. Aroma is wet grains, hint of smokey raunch malts. Flavour is composednutty and rauch malts, smokey sausage. Palate is a bit thin, sweet with highish carbonation.
teorn88 (4024) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a clean rich copper / ruby color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with notes of prunes, caramel, grains and light woody smoke. Taste is mostly sweet, with a very faint tartness in the finish. Smoke is also very mild in the aftertaste. Main notes are caramel, toffee, plums and figs. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, not very smoky and not very tasty.
MikeKeller (913) - Kemi, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Beautiful reddish beer with a thick head. Malty, mildly smoked, tasty beer. Smokiness not in Schlenkerla levels but works great for the balance. A tad watery but decent stuff still.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very flaky copper-amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is caramel, smoke, wood, meat, salt. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, orange, apple, smoke. Finish is smoke, oldish, dusty and mineral. Lingering smoke, earth and minerals. Medium body, average carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BBF 6, 27/09/14, last tick of the fest proper!
Dark amber/chestnut brown with a decent beige covering that retains.
Nose is biscuit, smoked malt, rye bread, toffee, spice, light metallic whisper.
Taste comprises smoked malt, dark toffee, light smoked meat notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent well rounded rausch.