The_Osprey (6607) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle BB 2015. Black with a thin off-white head. Smell lives up to the name - fabric plasters and smoke. Body is medium to light with hardly any carbonation. Taste is toned down smoke. It’s a little insipid to start but the smoke does endure so that it’s not totally watery. No real bitterness, not overly sweet. A little metallic. Decently made and balanced, but just a bit boring.
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Borefts BF 2012. A dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel and light notes of smoke. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and light notes of smoke, leading to a dry smokey finish. Lacks character.
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white fair mostly demionishing head. Brown cloudy colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice smoked aroma. Heavy bitter very smoked flavor. Some bacon and islay notes. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, almost black. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma of smoked plastic and old transformer-oil. Flavor starts sweet, light acid, more transformer-oil. Finish light bitter. Creamy texture.
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light smoked aroma,black, light brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, bitter, long smoked finish.
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle 17/07-2013) low beige head, clear red dark color, dry smoked bacon aroma, soft co2, dry smoked taste.
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ døe øl smagning, 17 / 7 2013. Dark brown, small white head, some lacing that last. Aroma, smoke, rye, roasted malts, coffee. Taste, roasted malts, smoke, dark chocolate. Bitter dry smoked oaky aftertaste.
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Other Buxton beers I have tried have been solid so this was almost a no brainer. Unfortunately it is not quite as much of a home run. It has smoky aspects but somewhere along the way loses the trail. Even so I will give them the benefit of the doubt.
Aroma / Appearance - Creamy brown liquid builds with a reddish accent. Sandy offwhite head rests like chunks of foam. It feels a little on the thin side. The smell of ash trays outside a busy hospital give this an almost cigarette feel. Day old band aids are not appealing. Salvaging it is the scent of ham curing in an old barn.
Flavor / Palate - Smoky bacon, almonds, and cool tea mix well. it is not super complex but works well. The coffee and rye aspects emerge a bit later. It is fairly well rounded though it does not have that "imperial" feel. Overall though this is worth trying just to get away from the "all English beers are boring milds" routine.
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty strong smoky caramel aroma. Fruity malty smoky spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy smoky caramel finish.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, as Smokey and the Band-Aid, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex smoked Porter, malty/sweet and slightly smoked/roasted, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew, yet expensive!