Kavu (2433) - 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.
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle, courtesy of Jens (Ungstrup)
Black color, medium sized head, beige, creamy. Very nice aroma of smoke, chocolate, and something pungent, probably the hops, fruity. Good body, with very smooth mouthfeel; roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate, smoke, strong bitterness and light sourness. Excellent.
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very deep reddish brown colour (close to black), with a beigeish brown small creamy head. Aroma is smoked wet wood, mild roasted malts, some slight floral and liquorice notes. Flavour is roasted malts, smoked wood, some mild sweet alcohol sweetness along with some fruity and floral notes. Quite bitter finish.
Borresteijn (4919) - 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.
kermis (5732) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, citrus and pine. Flavour seems a little unbalanced and strange for the style. Fairly sweet going into a long very bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5727) - 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!
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, 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.
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a long lasting creamy beige foam; superb lacework; robust aroma showing an interesting battle between a solid smokiness and a robust hoppiness; smoed bacon, cream and fruity tones; full-bodied and a velvety palate; strongly bitter and hugely smokey; long notes of almonds and ripe fruits; some residual sweetness - a complex and challenging fireworks !
Cuso (5070) - 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.