Coyler (107) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really interesting beer, smoke is quite evident on the nose, then some fruit, caramel and hops. Same on the palate. both go hand and had together. Nice :)
VastActiv (1975) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Colour is deep light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, orange?, smoke, hops and malts. Quite juicy, easy drinkability and flavor of smoke is not too dominant.
Maakun (238) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden to light amber with small off-white head. Big piny and light fruity hops, smoke, ash, dark bread, toast, unripe fruit, lemon. Taste is bitter, with sweet grain. Full bodied, slick soapy feel, very light carbonation.
calikumit (1) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
MatteoD. (119) - ITALY - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Comprata al Red Bear Pub (Marghera). Bella schiuma media cremosa e mediamente fine, di media persistenza, colore giallo ambrato limpido, aroma citrico e lievemente affumicato. Al palato corpo medio e discreta carbonazione, l'amaro del luppolo con note agrumate, soprattutto pompelmo ben di sposano con la dolcezza dei malti e della segale con lieve sentire affumicato, soprattutto nel finale secco. Abbinata ad un salmone affumicato di e' sposata perfettamente. Emelisse conferma ancora di essere un gran birrificio.
zacgillbanks (1736) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. This is a hazy dark amber coloured beer with a strong smoked malt flavour, citrus and red fruit notes with a very dry, smooth, lightly smoked finish.
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Tom L. Pours yellow to brown with a nice head, aroma of smoked fish, smoked malt, smoked wheat and malt, flavor of smoked fish, wood, low sweetness, malt, some hoppy tones, medium bodied
ST247 (94) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @home. Pours golden with really small white head. Roasted aroma. Bitterness mixed with roasted flavour. Dry bitter aftertaste that lasts a while. Interesting beer.
Gerardgathier (131) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden amber colour with big frothy white head.
aroma is burned smoke heavy, some bittering hops.
taste is nice and mild, starting with smoky flavours going to bitter and back to smoke.
dry medium body mouthfeel, medium carbo
Douberd (1537) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass, ABV 6.2%
Deep golden orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a small white head, with good retention nevertheless. Thin film of foam on the surface of the beer left behind, along with light lacing and rings during the drinking.
Nice aroma, at first you get the smoke but after that aromas of hops are surfacing, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel.
Taste is more heavy on the smoke, but again the hops are following close. Nice bitterness, not too extreme, with long duration. The smoke remains on the aftertaste and combines well with the rest of the flavours.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
Overall very good and very interesting too, the two flavour profiles nicely combined.