Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, 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 (17520) - 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 (5759) - 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!
Marduk (2980) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Pitch black color. Small off-white head. Smoke, leather, peat in aroma. Peat, roast, malty, smoky flavor. So full bodied. Smooth and silky to drink. Fantastic beer!
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml from Beer Gonzo. Very deep ruby with a loose beige foam receding to a halo. Top smoked sausage, Chorizo, paprika, chipotle, smoked ham, background bramble aroma. Smoked ham, cheese, beechwood taste with soapy hop, blackcurrant and a bitter roasted finish. Pure Bamberg. And then some.
FatPhil (9596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
Lovely soft sweet smoky aroma, some smoked sausage in it. Smooth and full in the mouth, pleasant carbonation. Lovely full roasty body. Smokiness very nice, but I do also see the band-haid phenolic aspect too. Really no sign of 7% at all, superbly drinkable. It could easily be 4.5%. Like the tarry finnish, and though it may be slightly acidic, all I want to do is to drink more of this beer.
Camons (6314) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma roasted malt, caramel, peat, smoke, rubber and medicine. Flavor is malts, caramel, little smoke, peat, medicine notes. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 100613
chrisv10 (11373) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, smoke, roasted malt and peat. Flavour is malt, roasted malts, ash, peat, chocolate, medium sweet, little medical, coffee and medium bitter.
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, peat and yes band-Aid. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 100613
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are smoke, ashes, little peat, notes of bacon, caramel, medicine, malt and hops. A bit disappointing.