Bosskie (493) - 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 (3545) - 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.
Neorej80 (225) - - 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.
geologyguy (866) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked smell that is great! A good smoked beer, not quite as good as my favorite one...needs to be heavier and less watery, touch too much hops too
jmgreenuk (5314) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the "Dean is a cheap bastard tasting cos he let Rene buy a beer from the shop and then asked to taste it for the tick" tasting. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin round white head. The aroma is big smoky bacon. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich woody, resin, smoky bitter hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Pours clear amber brown with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of smokey bacon, caramel, malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
MrHangover (2991) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the "Dean is a cheap bastard tasting cos he let Rene buy a beer from the shop and then asked to taste it for the tick" tasting. Pours a clear amber beer with a thin off white head on top. Aroma is very smokey, bbq, roasted malts. Flavor is has a massive woody presence over everything else. The smoke is also massive in this one. Very powerful, yet a very light and short aftertaste. Still a very nice one.
Benzai (9429) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the "Dean is a cheap bastard tasting cos he let Rene buy a beer from the shop and then asked to taste it for the tick" tasting. Rusty orange color, small off-white to beige head. Aroma has a lot of smoke and smoky bacon. Taste malts, smoke, sweetish. Tastes better than it smells. Not my thing.
tderoeck (5642) - 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!
deanso (6085) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
smokey aroma. Clear amber pour. Nice smokey taste. Very drinkable