rarbring (650) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smelling mainly of smokey peat, almost burnt rubber, sweet dried fruit nuances, and hopps, grass.
Appearance: The beer is dark, almost black with hints of ruby, probably clear. A tan high head that settles slowly and leaves loads of lacing.
Taste: The taste starts with dark sugar and bread, burned crust, charred wood, smoked sausage, sweet dried fruits, dates and figs. Some lemon zest.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft, sticky and oily, a huge body, a dry finish.
Overall: Lots of things going on here, in a well balanced taste explosion!
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2011-05-28.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Feels like Earth, wind and fire plays smoke on the water. Hmm or probably Smokie. Brownish colour with a tan head. Smoke, peat and some fruity notes in the aroma. Full body. Balanced sweetness. Not as heavy smoke flavour as feared. Peat, smoke, caramel malt and some fruity notes. 11,5%? Where have they hidden that? Well your body notice it. But not your mouth.
[Bottle from Slijterij t Fust in Hoorn, Netherlands]
Holmen1 (1073) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff, okt-11: 13.5%, mørkebrun med dertil beige skum. Intens aroma av røkt whiskymalt og -fat. Smaken er som å vandre over torvmyrene på Andøya.
skoisirius (1136) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well this is one of those brews that if you’re into getting kicked in the teeth, it works. Scotch all over the nose. Scotch all over the beer. Hints of plums, raisins, and sweets malts abound all over the palate, but the scotch is by far leading the race for your mouth. It’s not balanced, but hey, check the name. BIOTCH!
toffeeslot (116) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense smoke peat aroma. Follows through in the taste. Not as bad as I feared. Its one of those you have to try at least once.
jonnyguns (384) - - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from mane liqour. Pours a clear brown with a small baige head. Aroma is a smoke ball full of tar, burn plum, toffee and butter, almost like smelling an empty whiskey bottle. Taste is very smokey and dry with lots of ash mixed with caramel and toffee. Can really taste the alcohol not hidden well at all. Interesting brew definitely a sharing beer. Not my thing
cnardi (24) - ITALY - OCT 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Naso molto "affumicato" che si attenua dopo alcuni minuti nel bicchiere. Riflessi rubini. Tanto alcool al husto. Birra sicuramente complessa e per certi versi "estrema".
RexTalionis (1420) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours clear copper in colour with a tan head. Smoke and malts mostly in aroma. Sour fruits, sweet malts and something roasted in flavour.
nyindiansfan (435) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown small head. Smells tastes heavy smokeyness booze whisker caramel dark fruits. Some spice. Not bad bit hot and over top on the wood flavor. Reminded me of a stone beer.
Bart (2915) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle @ RBBSG, courtesy of tderoeck. Light brown to dark amber coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a light white head. Smokey malty and short alcoholic hinted aroma. Medium to full palate; Finish is strong, light alcoholic roasted and smokey hinted. Not bad.