tderoeck (4690) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16/VIII/14 - 50cl bottle @ 5de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2014-922) Thanks to PriorL and JorisPPattyn for sharing the bottle!
Clear reddish amber beer, small aery beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: smoky, caramel, sugary, banana, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sweet malty start, caramel, little bitter, soft smokiness, lots of chocolate, bit sugary. Aftertaste: pretty smoky, caramel, some coffee, dark chocolate, lots of dried fruits. Well done!
Neorej80 (74) - - SEP 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Apples and pears with caramel aroma, subtle. little head and copper colour. The rauch part comes only when tasting. Sweet and malty. Caramel aftertaste. Balanced, but not enough rauch and a bit to sweet.
Bosskie (399) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful amber red transparent, weak head, lively carbonation.
Smokey smell mixed with gentle fruitiness, caramel, apples. Almost like oil. Great balance.
Taste is dark sweetness, berries, caramel on a smokey base. Bit unbalanced, the sweetness gets away from the whole making it somewhat chemical. Bitter finish.
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. From a 22-oz bottle this poured a dark amber with beige head and big bubbles. Nose of roast port or maybe smoked pork. Medium plus body. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is smoke, with fruit, and toffee in the finish. Some chocolate appears. The smoke is never overwhelming. This is a top flight smoke. Loved it.
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This is deep opaque amber and has a nice tan head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is Slim Jims, the beef stick that comes in a wrapper. The first sip brings less meat and smoke than expected after the aroma. Those are tasted but this is malt forward. A lot of malt that makes for a smooth feel and this is sweet. Woody smoke is also noted along with the meat. That wood seems to be cherry. A bit of hop based bitter fruit is a surprise. And then chocolate milk shake pops up. And then fruit and then toffee. This was really well done. I am not a fan of smoked beers but this one went above and beyond.
markextrae (959) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared bomber bottle. poured a brown copper colour with a tan head. grains, smoke, malts, caramel, smoke ham, wood, no this is not my stylw
bierkoning (10204) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown color. Beechwood smoke in the aroma. Smoked cheese. Fat malty roasty sweetish flavor with beechwood smoke and smoked sausage. Nice!
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Gents Bierfestival 2014. THX for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clear caramel colored beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: smoked, chemical.
TASTE: smoked, chemical.
kraddel (3114) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gents bierfestival Nr 5
Pours clear copper , small to no head .
Smell is very smoked
Taste is pure smoke , fleshy . Ok , still not my style ...
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled @ Gents Bierfestival 2014. 650 ml. bottle. Gorgeous beer pomegranate ruby amber with no head. Nice leathery, wood, smoked malt (DE-feel to it), caramel, light pine, cookie,… Nice DE-style smoky malt with clean caramel, toffee, leather, cookie sweetness, light honey, brown sugar, vanilla, light molasses, smoked Italian ham, toffee, nice sweetness. Oily, creamy malty beer. Very nice.