Radek Kliber (6543) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml at Volo
Aroma: strong smoky notes, bold in character. Phenolic but one sided , lacking bit of malt sugars to balance.
Look: handsome look, large raising creamy beige cap. Dark brown base. 4+
Taste etc.: Potent hefty smoke , one sided. Smoke cured meat. Delicious choice for smoked brew lovers.
maekchu (2356) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Big smoky nose, with chocolate and wood. Dark brown, translucent edges. Chocolatey initial, sourish fruit, smoke in mid palate. Some peppers hit in late mid palate and linger lightly in final. Medium body. Smoke, yes; peppers are gentle. Very pleasant.
KyotoLefty (6831) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (06/05/13) from Taniguchi. Smoky nose--big, with chocolate, bonito flakes, bacon, lightly spicy, lots of rich umami. Black with a thick, bubbly head. Rather sweet, smoky but less than the nose, wood, caramel, chocolate. A bit oxidized by now, berries and some peat. The the tingly chili pepper burn comes in. Bitter, hot finish, medium roast. Body is a bit light.
Cool_Bond (1642) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The scent is really heavy, almost like a slap in the face. The aroma of caramel, ash, stables and some fruitiness. The taste of ashes, dark coffee, roasted malt, soy sauce, caramel and some chilli. Good bitterness that fills the mouth for a long while. Too much carbonic unfortunately. Bottled 16/08/2011. Would be enjoyed within 4 years according to the bottle so my rating is plenty of this beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Stuu666 (4109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is smoked malt, light spice, taste is dry, smoky, spicy.
Garrold (1901) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Clear, very dark, reddy brown. Film of tan head. Savoury, ham smoke. Wood smoke. Caramel. Some dark, dried fruits. Mostly charred wood, though. Taste is caramel sweet. Earthy dry. Light, charred bitterness. Some chilli heat on the palate. Rich, and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes savoury, smoky dry, with a bittersweet close. I found this full, and rich, but I’m a bit of a wuss with these big, smoky beers. Bit much for me.
Rob_D_UK (1024) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour with an off white head. Smell and taste is very smoky.
olliejobbins (1088) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. pours a hazy brown with a few bubbles on the surface. aroma is incredibly strong smoke. bonfire, peat and charcoal. tastes like you’re inhaling a bonfire in liquid form. i just don’t think this is well balanced and is completely overwhelmingly smoky.
DarkSideOfBeer (47) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Colore nocciola carico, torbida e dalla punta affumicata che si percepisce a fine sorso, il piccante è molto delicato abbastanza coperto dall’affumicatura, molto buona e gli 8 gradi non si sentono per nulla
JohnRMurdoch (3455) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market. Been in the cupboard for a long time. Black with massive foamy head. Peaty whiskey aroma. Smokey malt flavour. Strong sweet alcohol aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Black with a brown tint. Small brown head, vaporates quickly. Aroma is strong with coffee, liquorice and smoked wood. Taste has roasted malt, dark syrup, chocolate. Soy and chili on the aftertaste.