Crit (3070) - New Westminster, British Columbia, - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown,huge creamy tan head.Big smoky nose. Even more in palate. Smoky and roasty, big long bitter finish.
Cybercat (2449) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, barely translucent cola brown with a thin tan head that doesn’t hang around too long. Robust aroma has nutty, smoky, caramel, coffee and roast malt notes, almost more like a stout or porter. Flavor has a decided overtone of smoky barbecue with roast malt, burnt coffee, nutty and subtle hoppy notes as well. Texture is firm and smooth, though fizz leaves a bit to be desired. No need for blood, sweat or tears - just drink it.
hammerhead01 (4) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle. Dark black beer with almost no head. Pleasant sourness and subtle smoke taste. Nice beer
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle,Black with a small head and a fine nose of burnt wood and molasses,taste is oily and of tobacco dark choc and bangers.
HenrikSoegaard (9119) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderfate malty bamberger rauch notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull smoked flavor. peat and bamberger in nice balance. Long heavy bitter finish. Oily palate and a little too fizzy. Interesting brew.
ngeunit1 (1533) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark black with just a hint of brown and a big finger of khaki-tan head. Fades very slowly.
S - Roasted caramel and chocolate malts, smoke, oak, coffee, dark fruits.
T - Roasted caramel and chocolate malts, lots of smoke, some oak, dark fruits, coffee.
M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a smokey, warming finish.
D - Really nice smoked beer with good smoke flavor that is not overpowering.
bartlebier (451) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, Geers. - Additional label info: "pale, chocolate, smoked, cara, whisky and roasted barley malts, wheat, sladek (bitter) and sladek (late), yeast (topfermenting)."
De Molen’s labels, both in layout and info included, are a fetishist’s dream - but what does a partially inclined fetishist do when the beer behind the label is not among his favourites, despite being a smoked & stout aficionado? This stout is ideally creamy and unctuous, but also has too much going on at once for its own good: smoked saltiness, the nasal acidity of cold filter coffee, herbal Czech hop (sladek anyone?) and chocolate roasted dryness. Any 3/5 of these makes a great combination, but especially the combination of tang and acidity is a bit of turnoff to my palate.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from Dranken Geers, 01/04/13. Label states 8.2% ABV.
Pours mahogony brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is dark malt, salty, smoked meats.
Taste comprises dark malt, brown sugars, peaty ntoes, salted caramel, smoked gammon, medicinal notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet and smoked finish.
Well balanced blend between smoke and sweet and a great palate - up there with the best smoked beers I’ve had.
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast malt, mildly phenolic. Heavy, creamy body, noy so much smokeyness as the nose indicated, flavour of bitter coffee and caramel with a lingering bitter finish.
Swaroga (788) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown with huge tanned head. Nose : strong fruity notes with smoke. Herbal, chocolate and toffee. Sip : thick body with creamy texture, low carbonation. Sweet malts are quickly covered by spiky sourness reminding a lambic. It goes more complex with overall smoky and fruity background. Well balanced, finishes with sour bitterness from strong coffee. Really nice discovery.
fivarsen (10) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @haandverkerstuene in Oslo.
As a Schwartzbier this must be among the better. Dark, smokey and balanced
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