bjakk (459) - Skagafjordur, - JUL 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow towards golden with white foam. Smoke, sour hay in the aroma. Smoke, dry with hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Hoppysmokiness grows. High in carbon. Watery. Lacks balance
sturmthis (843) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Golden orange color with thin head. Very smokey, bacon aroma with slight citrus. The taste is super smokey, not much citrus or any hop. Unique, but I feel like it would be better with less smoke.
peyto567 (15) - London, - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
like bathing the tastebuds in an oil filled bubble bath laced with skunk resin. very unusual. smoked malts prevail with an earthiness and cleansing, bitter hop filled finish. not for everyone, but definitely for me.
3fourths (8494) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2015 Bottle at 73 in Reykjavik, December 2014 batch. Clear gold with a medium-sized white head though with little retention. Aroma hops are western / American in the way of pine resin and cedar shavings, while malt is lightly toasty and cereal-like. The smoke character in the nose is uniquely enjoyable, strangely herbal and almost peat-like, giving the impression of spelt and juniper and smoky black tea but also has a quiet touch of unpleasant petroleum and plastic diaper material. Medium body, sweet with sharp bitterness. Herbal and grassy and tea-like in the mouth in the way of smoked tea like lapsang souchong. Prickly carbonic acidity with a juicy and oily mouthfeel and pleasantly toasty pale malt across the middle and back, though it turns more watery in the finish. Overall an interesting beer, more smoke against hops than Ive had from the few "Smoked IPAs" Ive tried. Flavor balance and texture is enjoyable, as is the flavor, though the aroma has that strange petroleum / fuel resemblance.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 73, Reykjavik. Pours clear orange with a small, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy smoke, medium earthy hops and pale malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, moderate smoke, pale malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (15061) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 73. Slightly hazy yellow. Aroma of slightly burnt mest and toast crusts. Taste is burnt straw. Decent.
agent_persik (509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, best before date passed two weeks ago. Clean golden color, big white head. Aroma of smoked bacon, malt, hint of tropical fruits. Dry sweet taste has similar notes, with hops in butter finish and smoked aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Not bad, but a bit unbalanced.
thewolf (11378) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, bought @YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Pours clear golden with a small, staying, creamy white head. Aroma has definite smoke, peat, pine, oranges. Medium carbonation, fine dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has a weird mix of fruit and smoke, peaty with oranges and green apple. Quite heavy and light chalky bitterness. Interesting, but not particularly good.
VamboladeTolly (563) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours clear golden with small white head that stays.Aroma is smoked, hints of hoppines, grapefruit, some soyurness. Taste is medium bitter with sourness, smoked malts, slight citrus. Interesting but smoke kills most of it.
jookos (3219) - FINLAND - OCT 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@drinkbaar. Clear golden copper. Whoa, this is interesting. First whiff is sort of sheep- like, like what fresh sheep wool smells like. With a beech fire burning right next. Smoky, sort of messy primal nose. Med light bodied, bitter, dry finish. Caramels, citrus, some tropicals, hops. Strange one. Quite a meaty smoked beer. With hops.
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Loads of smoky malt dominates, hints of Roasty with some light fruity notes. Very good.