VsXsV (1625) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost clear dark brown liquid with big, fluffy light tan head. Aroma of pumpernickel, fire, smoke, peat, wood, coffee and chocolate. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of coffee, chocolate, peat and smoke. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice and smoky.
mmahut (298) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours in dark body with huge foam. Aroma has notes of alcohol with weak roastiness. Cherry notes. Aroma is highly acidic (odd), with background notes of ashes, sweet roastiness. Body is medium, watery with low carbonation. Hops are hidden.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff juni-13: røyk i anslag og gjennomføring. Krafitge saker, men uten at vi svetter eller gråter blod. På ingen måte i klasse med Limfjordporteren, som også sto på menyen denne kvelden.
Lagerboy (902) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Craft beer tasting dinner at the Brownstone, round three: Hueless darkest brown, lasting thick foamy beige head. Aroma is peat smoke and dark burnt roasted malts. Bitter dry roasted malt taste, some notes of ashes, chocolate and coffee, somewhat thin mouthfeel and yet still meaty and chewy. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys) Perfectly paired with a dressed mini oyster po’boy. Yummy!
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown/black pour with a thin off white head ... aroma of smoked peated malt all the way .... taste is of roasted malts and heavily smoked peated malts with a bitter bite and light chocolate malts ..... very smoked with a huge lingering smoke flavor ..... mouthfeel is thin ... finish is dry and smokey
thornecb (3973) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black into a tulip. Off-white soapy head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Wow - smoked peat is right. Thin with caramel and smoked peat upfront turning to bandaid in the lasting finish. This one is all over the place on ratings - aroma is incredible..but it doesn’t look great... it’s thin, but it tastes great...
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate milk and peat smoke aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet chocolate and funky peat smoke malt flavor. Unique.
popery (1215) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown. Looks cloudy but it’s hard to tell. Head is smallish and beige. Fades pretty quickly. Little to no lacing. The aroma has a lot more smoke than expected. Otherwise, there’s a rich caramel/molasses malt sweetness with some chocolate and oak. A touch of grapes and plums. Smoke is the star, though. Little roast. Lots more smoke in the taste. Pretty similar to the aroma in other respects, as well. Moderately sweet. It’s a bit meaty with some dark malt fruitiness. Mild bitterness in the finish. Some tannic oakiness dries things out. Mouthfeel isn’t quite as full as I’d like for the flavors. It’s not thin; it just could use a creamier feel as a backdrop for the flavors. Carbonation is relatively low. Decent beer. Nothing really stands out as particularly good, though. The smoke flavor is nice but kinda takes over. The other flavors are too far in the background.
queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Mashmaster. Sweet peaty malt, rotted compost, and some light smoke aroma. Deep mahogany with a moderate tan head. Sweet dark fruit, roasty malt, smoky peat flavor with a light roasty bitter finish. Body on the lighter side of full, soft carbonation.
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of smoke, raisins and hop. Dark brown with medium white head. Taste of raisins and some sourness. Quite thin, average carbonation