Scopey (10686) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Euston Tap. It pours opaque very dark brown with a small tan head. The nose is big on the smoke, roasted malt, some caramel, tire, burnt plastic and umami aspect. The taste is roasted malt, toast, smoke, earth, tar, cacao, charcoal, tar, meatiness and some medicinal notes, with a dry, tarry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good balance and flavour.
Fin (8860) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up from De Molen brewery (poss last year?) consumed at home Thursday 29th October 2015. Pours black with a light beige head. I usually avoid these beers but as it was Buxton I couldn’t refuse. Smokey nose as expected, peaty and bonfire residude. Taste is peaty, roasty and smoke, burnt plastic and ash a little fruit and hop tries to show and it finishes dry. Not really my thing but done better than many others of this ilk. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
martin00sr (1981) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2015 hOpaque black with bubbly offwhite film. Meaty and peaty, smoked aroma. SweetisH, smoked flavour with malt background showing through, no rye though. Slightly watery finish, still flavourful. Decent smoked.
Kavu (3476) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A small taste @ Gallows Bird. Pours very dark brown with a low head. Aroma is loads of smoke and peat. Flavor is roasted malts and plenty of smoke. A bit light, but not bad.
Jur (462) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home, from De Molen.
Lovely smokey, peaty, flavourful porter. So many things going on, but very well balanced. Dry smoke prevails, can't fault it. Lovely.
Beerhunter111 (13074) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fast schwarzes Bier mit einer ordentlichen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch torfig, reife Früchte, sehr malzig, Kaffee. Geschmack torfig, holzig, süß malzig, Kaffee, rauchig holziges Ende!
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, nose is peaty, chocolate, taste is similar, dry, smoky.
olio (8473) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small head. Very smoky and earthy, some manure there also.. dark malts and faint wood. Mild wooden flavor with caramel and rye, some smoky malt notes, maybe some fruits. faint yeast. Very dry and very refined, excellent.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Thanks olio! Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of strong leathery notes, smoked malts, maneuver and pepper. Flavour of strong roasted malts, tart wooden notes, some red berries, peppery spiciness, Islay whisky, some milk chocolate and grass. Medium bodied and a bit thin mouthfeel. Very earthy and smoky.
sarauckelman (327) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark, thick black. No head. Aroma is smoky and medicinal. Sour and smoky flavor, but the smoke tastes fake; it’s not very pleasant. It’s not a porly-crafted beer, it’s just not to my taste at all.
uckelman (504) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, no head. Oily film. Aroma is wood smoke and salty smoked ham, and medicinal. Warming, and very long aftertaste.