Cuso (3372) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from brewery. Dark brown color with huge beige head towering over my glass. Aroma of roasted malt, smoked bacon. Taste, roasted malt , hops, overlapped wit strong smokiness. Strong smokey bitter finish. Excellent.
deanso (4109) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2011. Sample gravity served.
Off white head. Deep ruby clear pour. Snokey hoppy taste. Nice beer!
Borresteijn (4138) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 75cl Bottle at AHBS 1MAY2012. ABV 11%. Black colour, big fluffy beige head. Aroma of full on peaty smoke, chocolate, hard roasted malts, hops, tobacco, nuts, just great. Flavour is roasted malts, smoke, peat, earth, ash, chocolate, hops, great malt flavour to back up all the smoke, nice bitter finish. This beer was all over the place and very extreme, but God I loved it. Glad I have another bottle of this nectar. Re-rate 7MRT13. 75cl Bottle shared at Lost Property, ABV 11%. Aroma and flavour are more leaning towards a tarry smoke now, tobacco and ash still present, a touch less sweet and less chocolate than I remembered, but still great stuff. Rating stays intact.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a pub in Amsterdam. Wow, just stunning. So so smokey, really smokey, and an incredible hop flavour. Ace.
Kavu (1813) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is smoked ham and roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, smoke, alcohol and hops. Splendid.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL c&c from Nederlands Biercafe ’t Arendsnest. Pours with excellent carbonation. A thicker, beige head erupts on a near black pour. Huge rocky retention. Muted smoked meat nose with floral hops and
zesty spring garden mix. Huge sheety lace. Taste is tangy, thicker chocolater, spicy, mild plastic and sharp black olive. Tangy with muted spicy smoke. Clearly smoked. No dry hop IPA character. Smoked porter might be
better. I like it. Spicy smoked character is nicely integrated. No off characters really. Plastic and olive die out with decanting and warming. Very interesting. 11% unnoticeable until a half snifter is downed. Requires some patience. Rich and spicy with nice smoked character. Excellent.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a cloudy dark brown - close to black - with an orange hue and a creamy beige head leaving some lacework. Distinct peaty iodine aroma. Medium-bodied only, very minerally - salt and iodine - burned malt, distinct peaty smoke. Ends in a somewhat tired mouthfeel, distinctly bitter finish from both malts and hops although the hops on the aromatic level are completely overpowered by the peat. But for a peat hater like me this at least is drinkable. 280212
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Ølbutikken. Pours a clear dark brown with an off-whitehead. Smells of peat smoked malts. Sweet and dry with aromas of smoked peat and fruity malts. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Peaty finish.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smoky aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty smoky hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty smoky hoppy finish.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Tar and old ropes, you almost hear the creaking of old timer. Strong smoky flavour over a fine malty beer base, nice bitterness, too.