gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home. Bottle date 14/10/2009 - BBD + 5 years. Pours dark brown with a small small small head. Very nice nutty smoked nose, strong caramel malts, brown sugar, only a subtle of madeira. Medium and sweet but well-rounded body, nice roasty notes, some bitters in the back, spicy & hot in the finish, but mellowed out - hurray as I am not for hot spices in beer. Taste is roasted and caramel malts, dates, leather, some tar and tobacco. Wow, splendid. Why oh why did they stop reaching such heights...?
Uhhmeister (116) - - MAR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Niezbyt obfita, jednak kremowa i ładna piana. W aromacie czuć trochę szyszek i igieł, dalej ognisko, suszona wołowina, tytoń, a wszystko oczywiście skompane w bardzo zbalansowanej jak to u DeMolena wędzonce, która momentami wpada w torfową. Po ogrzaniu wychodzi czekolada i śliwka - jest zajebiście. W smaku (jak dla mnie) od razu daje o sobie znać pikantność, pali rure. Czuć jednak wyraźnie nuty palone, czekoladowe, jest też wędzona szynka. Jak dla mnie poziom wędzonki jest dosyć wysoki i tutaj plus, natomiast za ostrym nie przepadam, a to piwo opaliło mnie konkretnie. Jeśli ktoś lubi takie klimaty to definitywnie must-have.
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Lots of smoke that permeates the room. Deep dark brown with a huge creamy beige head. Sweet, malty dark fruit, smoke and a nice long sweet finish.
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with red hints and a light tannish head. Aromas of smoky phenolics, licorice, and dates. Flavors follow same with a hot and antiseptic mouthfeel. A little throat burn... Didn’t think I would, but I like the heat with the smoke...
MatusBeer (502) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 330 ml bottle. Dark black colour with head off. Bacon and smoked meat notes in aroma. Chocolate and coffee in the beggining,the center of the beer has bacon and meat signs. Spicy chilli aftertaste. Wow. Awesome.
MisoW (3221) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 100piv tasting 03/2016. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is extra smoked, wood, fire. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, extra smoked, bacon, ham, some medicinal notes, peach.
lukka19 (746) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 100 piv. Dark brown to black color with medium white head. Aroma of smoked meat, tobacco, prunes, dark chocolate notes. Taste is smoky, roasty, chocolate, medium hoppy, medium sweet, balanced, lively carbonation.good
andriesradu (682) - ROMANIA - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, burnt wood, smoked, light dark chocolate, all well balanced. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with notes of roasted malt, smoked, some chocolate. Light hot aftertaste which comes out really nice.
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from wheres or the others. Pours with good solid head, nice black body with hints of brown. Aroma of leather, aftershave, my grandpa after being out in the woods for a week at his cabin. Like he just trundled in from the foothills with his pack and smelly old boots, gave the nod to my grandmother, played with his hearing aid, threw some meat in the sink and told her to clean it and get it ready for dinner that night. I, as a kid staring up in wonder, wondered how he got that and where he came from, hadn’t seen him in months. Pine. Yeah, pine on the nose - that’s it. He’s been sleeping in pine needles for weeks stalking a deer or an elk or something and finally carved off a piece for dinner. His shirt is stained from gun oil and there is that faint hint of something flammable having been ignited in the past 12 hours. Then, I’m there in the toolshed with dad and grandpa, he’s cleaning his boots and this smell comes around again. The flavour is the shoe polish he’s using to get his boots cleaned, some gun oil, and some caribou meat. Chunks of abandoned beef jerky are roasting by the wood stove. He takes out a leather strap to sharpen his blade. Swish, swish, swish, I can hear it against the leather strap and getting sharper. The toolshed is filled with smoke from the woodfire and only a candle or two keeps us lit from darkness, total humid darkness in the hot dry summer of the southern mountains. I can taste that bone dry wood ready to burn at any minute, pine needles and twigs crunching underfoot with a starry sky above; The brew drifts away quickly, doesn’t leave anything nasty, and is full of character. I’ll linger for awhile. This brings back memories, intense ones, and not once does it break the suspension of disbelief. Well done.
JohhnyB (157) - CROATIA - MAR 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33 bottle. Dark brown color with medium to large long lasting broen head. Aroma of smoke, cigars, pancetta, chilli, roasted malt. Very good beer.