OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by KnutAlbert, enjoyed at Ruten Fjellstue. A dark brown to near black beer with a dense brownish head. Extremely aromatic; heavily roasted dark malts, charcoal, peat, and smoke, lots of smoke. Also a pleasant scent of raspberries. Body is full and sweet malty, hard roasted, with some sour undertones. And again, very smoky, with notes of campfire, ash and tobacco. The rasperries are well prononced in the flavor as well, providing some kind of mellowness. A good amount of bittering hops all the way throughout. Thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel. Heavy on the palate this one, potent and tasty. Mayby not the most balanced beer, yet an excellent sipper.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A deep red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of phenol, alcohol, and plastic. The flavor is acidic with notews of phenols and plastic, leading to a dry and phenolic finish. Thanks fonefan for sharing.
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. High smoke, light berries, burned, ashtray, whiskey, light sweetness, light marmelade, roasted, raspberries, smooth body. Nice balance. Nice.
Kestral (505) - Årnes, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to KnutAlbert for sharing. Just as the cap is lifted by the opener, smoke aroma fills the room. This beer gushed out of the bottle, perhaps due to travelling a bumpy road up the mountains. Pours a clear dark reddishbrown, with a small dark brown ring of bubbles. Aroma is massive, smoke, bacon, peat, some saltiness, burnt notes, and raspberries. Flavour is dominated by smoke, charcoal, but has more nuances to it than the aroma. The imperial stout underneath comes forth a little, a little caramel and coffee. The raspberries give a nice tart finish that cleanses the palate a bit from the oily smokiness. Thick and viscous, nearly flat. An absurd brew, huge in every way, almost overpowering. Not far from being completely unbalanced, but it’s just being reined in. Loved it, but would have had a hard time drinking a whole bottle, I think.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a large beige creamy head. Sweet and very smokey aroma with raspberries and roasted malt. Flavour was somewhat sweet with loads of smoke, peated malt, raspberries and hard roasted malt. Finished smoked. Don’t really get mix.
yespr (26103) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe/fonefan. Pours dark brown with a golden redish glare and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted caramel malt and acidic/citric raspberry. Smoked, caramelish, roasted breadish and distinct raspberry fruity flavoured. Bitter and citric finish with a lingering mixed flavour of smoke and raspberry.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Almost black with a warm tint of red and beige head. Weird aroma of peaty smoke and sweet berries - what a strange combination. Medium body, burned malts and ashes, with the sweet berries battling to be noticed, and yes they are there leaving a vague swetness AND tartness. Tart finish. What an interesting brew. 300809
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Strong peat and iodine aroma. Chocolate and iodine flavour, with a hint of tartness.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009... Red ... some raspberies and smokehead whiskey nose ... smokey smokey smokey ... some bitter raspberries ... little tart ... but too much whiskey...
Will say this if you like the Smokehead your likly to love this.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small sample poured by JW77. Pours a clear, dark mahogany color with a small, creamy, khaki colored layer of foam. The aroma is as intense as can be, smoky as all hell, with loads of acrid peat clashing with sharp, acidic raspberry. Chocolate malt is almost an afterthought as it struggles to fight through an impenetrable shroud of burnt peat moss and vinegary fruit. The flavor is similarly conflicted, with the raspberry and the smoky peat just not coming together for me. The contrast really is striking. Oak tries ts best to glue everything together, but ultimately fails. The palate isn’t as big as on might expect, showing a bit of vinous acidity that seems to thin things out a little. While it’s an interesting experiment, it just doesn’t work in my opinion. Only the biggest Scotchophiles will enjoy this one, I’d guess, and even then the clash with the raspberry is a bit much.