kschep (1706) - - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
#1492 bottle; Nose is very heavy oak, salt water, some asparagus, sharpie, almost stand-alone (dominant) highland note, chlorine, glue, tar whiff, feel is mediumwatery, carb is quite low, taste Is quite heavy juniper, glue, cola note, some cereal, apricot, plastic, some rotten fruit, rye note
Rasmus40 (12989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Unclear dark reddish brown with a fast disappearing head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar, wood and peat. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Soft and well rounded. 130913
chrisv10 (12252) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with tiny tan head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruit, whiskey and peat. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, peat, whiskey, medium sweet, hop, little sugar and medium bitter.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home. Heavily peated aroma. Dark amber, off-white head, fair lace. Very sweet, peated, woody, hint of madeira. Sticky.
gunnfryd (12132) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is whiskey, malt, alcohol, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, peat, heather, malt, whiskey, alcohol, dried fruits. Dominatet by whiskey.
madsberg (10611) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Burgundy coloured. Unclear. Light beige head. Aroma: smoke, fruits, Spice, bacon. Flavour. Smoke whisky, fruits, Spice tar. Med to full bodied. Ends light moked and fruity.
Leighton (13635) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London - sourced from BarleyWine in Copenhagen way back in May 2012. Pours deep brown with a soft, creamy tan head; much darker than the non-BA version. A bit of burnt wood on the nose, ripe and dark fruits, suggestions of peat. Big sweet flavor with an aggressive peat whisky punch, some molasses, rich bread, alcohol, brown sugar, leathery fruits. Full bodied with fine, somewhat creamy carbonation. Warming, almost hot finish with lasting, tongue-coating peat character, dirt, mild earthy bitterness, hints of cocoa, dried and leathery dark fruits, some smoked and charred meat, burnt sugars, burnt wood. Decent beer overall, but the barrel aging certainly hasn’t done the base beer any favors.
Rune (9111) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle kindly shared by kschep at Ørsted Ølbar & Cafe. Clear ruby dark body. Beige ring of bubbles to the rim of the glass. Prominent aroma of smoked malts. Smoked malts to the taste profile, too, but offset by dried fruits and mid-sweet malts. Warming alcohol to the long-lived ending. Good sipper (Copenhagen, 09.05.2012).
Aniela (3103) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Amber hazy beer with no head. Leather/rubber strange aroma. Malty and rubber flavour. Didnt likethis at all.
Garlic_of_Doom (556) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky red brown, just a ring of foam, no head.
Aroma is sweet with a lot of peat.
Taste is sweet, peaty, leathery, with raisin and some fudge.
Full body, soft carbonation. Oily.
After taste is woody, dry and peaty.
Interesting! As a sucker for peaty beer, this one appeals to me but it’s not very true to the style. Nonetheless, I’ll seek this one out again.
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep, haze copper, with a thin beige head.
Peaty, smoky aroma, malt, ashes, dried fruit, caramel, wood.
Sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2.
Sugary, smoky taste, caramel, syrup, iodine, peat, ashes, wood, vanilla.
The sugary mouthfeel collides head-on with the smokiness from the wood, this doesn’t do it for me.