hayduke (3344) - 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 (4911) - 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 (939) - 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 (10159) - 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 (1760) - 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 (3001) - 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 (3689) - 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.
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small yellowish head over stunningly beautiful ruby-copper beer. Smoke, smoked ham, some sweet malts too; tomatofoccacia. Sweetish, smoked, a bit of rosewater and smoked ham. Alcoholsweetness too. Medium bodied, quite slick. Not bad, if a tad on the sweet side.
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ home
Aroma is sweet, smoky and malty with some toffee and smoked ham. Rather sweet for a smoked, feels even a bit sticky. But this is American, no surprises here. Flavour is sweet with toffee, malt, smoky tones and . Finishes with mellow hoppy tones. Smoke is intense, but not that intense as I expected from the text. A tad too sweet and sticky for me – drinkability suffers. A bit disappointing, but definitely not bad still.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Westlake, Seattle
Hazy brown color. Nice smoke aroma and flavor, deep; mellow brew, woody, with more campfire in the end. Very nice, it does a good job.