Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, - 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.
pinkie (321) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black, more like dark caramel with mahogany hues where the glass will let in some light. Excellent clarity can be observed at the bottom where you can see the perfect bubbles rising to the top to great a fat tan head of creamy foam. The head won’t fall down no matter what and leaves thick creamy lace. Striking appearance.
Nose is smoke, ash and char. A bit of malt sweetness. It has deep blackened grain, dry biscuit and a an almost dry cookie like sweetness. No fruit but a nice woody earth. Taste is sensational. Smoke flavor dominates and the roast is big and full. Mouthfeel is smooth and the grain is blackened and earthy. Carbonation is perfect. It lightness the beer. Great balance and touch bitter in the finish from the burnt grain. The sweetness comes a bit forward as ti warms to a terribly light caramel. The drink is pure simplicity.
Earthy, smoky and splendid. I loved this beer.
lusikka (5015) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a large beige foamy head. Aroma of peat, wet earth and leather. Flavour of roasted malts, tart wooden notes, peat, grassy hops and subtle smokiness. Medium bodied, a bit harsh mouthfeel and high-ish carbonation. Could use more maltiness and less carbonation. Pairs well with tilsit cheese.
JLPetter (2) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heerlijke gebrande smaak, geen nare nasmaak. Mooi donker bier met een frisse schuimkraag.
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Maakun (95) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with huge mocca head. Smoke, bacon, grass, lemon, maple syrup, malts, coffee, chocolate. Medium malty sweetness, balanced with a nice bitterness. Bitter finish as well. Quite a lot of carbonation, maybe a bit too much at first. Overall: I though I didn’t really like smoked beers, but this is very nice. Has enough complexity to keep it interesting.
Nevalainen (18) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasty, smoke, black color maybe a little red,cloudy, stable head creamy,medium sweetness, medium body, average carbonation, creamy,
MiP (12863) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 8.2%. Smoked aroma, probably more peaty than smoked. Sweetish smoke. Black colour, seems clear, red shine. Very big stable creamy and rocky light brown head. The flavour is sweet and very peaty. Has a distinct salty aftertaste.
Bamsen78 (2006) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy nearly pitch black with airy, rocky light tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt, and coffee, and alcohol in the long nose. Thick body. Dark, roasty flavour, with notes of malt and hops, and touches of salt liquorice. Lingering, roasty aftertaste. High carbonation. Very nice.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor of smoke, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and nuts with a dry finish.
Mora2000 (5159) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red pour with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of meaty smoke. The flavor is a mix of smoke, ash and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice smoked beer.
aenima (159) - Askim, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of both german and scottish smoke malt. The flavour is similar. Good balance. A little over carbonated.