AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: A bit peat, smoke, stable.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, smoked, malt, floral.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog. Love most of their beers, this isn’t one of my favourites though..
Ernest (6342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen (BB Aug 2014). Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is light amber. Aroma is notes of smoke, bile, rotting vegetables, plastic. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation. A badly infected batch. Utterly and completely undrinkable. Wouldn’t have even rated it, but noticed others have been having the same experience so it’s not a one-off bottle.
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle shared with czar, thanks mate. Pours a foggy orange with a resilient white head. Aroma is smokey, whiskey. Flavor is meat, a touch of sugar, malted cereals, salt. Mostly tart finish, not quite bitter, if not for a touch of lemon. Lingering tart and lemon flavor. Medium body, medium to strong carbonation. Alright, no more. Out of the ordinary, although that may not quite be a good thing...
czar (4676) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
pours muddy orange with a frothy off-white head, good retention and lacing. bacony-smoky, fruity metal, minerals, hint of wheat, peppery, tons of yeasts, light acidity, acrid berries and oxidated tobacco. average carbonation, light body - watery, grassy-yeasty-lightly acidic finish. unique and awkward - umamied smoke and acrid acidity. very unpleasant and simply horrid. DP.
Pyrmir (3527) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @SWBF12. Hazy golden orange with small head. Nose is malty, grainy and a bit sharp. Tastes malty, sweet, grainy with some spice/herb
olio (6494) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100116.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts, fruits and some caramel. Flavor of smoky ham, malts, caramel and fruit notes. Decent.
laiti (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 15.01.2010
Aroma has grainy malt, some caramel and distant smoky notes. Flavour has caramel, some smoke and grain. Palate is too high on CO2. Quite light on smoke and quite boring too.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from IPB..
Appearance : Clear amber with medium head.
Aroma : Woody smoke with touch of meaty smoke as well. Some acidic notes. Light phenolic notes. Yeasty notes.
Taste : Smokey with acidic notes. Light green apples with smoke. Yeasty finish with faint funk.
Overall : Quite an awkward beer. Hard to describe. Not sure about the mix between smoke and acidity. I don’t like this enough to drink this whole bottle for myself. Still is has some interesting features but overall, not very good.
rederic (3062) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, slight hazy amber hue, with a white-beige head, but falling quickly, nice mild yeasty fruity bananaish, faint funky nose, with some mild smoked, toasted, wheat malt, cheesy, doughy, subtle corny accents, with a light green vetetable, tea, tobacco leaf smokiness, milkyish note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, subtle funkiness, stewed apple fruitiness, smoked, toasted, wheat malt, faint beechwood character, with some doughy, light green burnt vetetable, milky flavors, leading towards a yeasty, funky, smoky, wheaten maltiness, doughy, milky finish.