rlgk (9016) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Black beer with a very small beige head. Peated aroma, smoke, whiskey, tar, cocoa, dust, some licorice. Smoked flavor, bad coffee, peat, soot. Floral notes, but most of all soot and smoke. Way too much, hiding all other potential flavors.
Ibrew2or3 (6437) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ober. It pours very dark mahogany with tan like head of foam. The aroma is full and rich as it pulls up some band-aid and car tire store but also a mild level of chocolate and dark roasted malts in the background. The taste is similar with a mix of rich chocolate and dark roasted malts and then running quickly into band-aid and some mild smokiness. It ends with lingering chocolate goodness and thin rings of dark roasted malts that help urge you on to take another sip.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan</br>
Pours dark brown with no head.
Aroma has notes of peat, wood and roasted malt.
Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter
with a long peat, roasted finish.
Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
Plovmand (6123) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium beige head. The aroma is heavy smoked with some malty and chocolate notes. Tar and soy. The flavour is tar, smoke and some roasted malt. Its extremely Ardbeg like.
Rasmus40 (9590) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ pre-TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Almost black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and heavy peated smoke. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with a lot of peat. 170812
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 On tap at HaandFestival 2012. A black one, topped by a dense, dark beige to tan head. The aroma has generous amounts of peat, as well as roasted malts, some coffee and a touch of iodine. A bit too heavy on the peat I think. The flavor feels a bit more balanced, there’s still a solid dose of peat, but there’s more room left for roasted malts, coffee and the bitterness. Full-bodied, sticky-sweet, warming and lightly bitter. Although too heavy on the whisky, it’s a nice beer, but I know several other Emelisse beers I’d rather have. Rating: 7-5-7-4-15-3.8. 120504
Bottle. Looking clear in the glass, dark brown in color and with some beige bubbles on top. Quite oily. Very peaty nose with roasted malts and some licorice. Too peaty I think, and that goes for the rather boozy flavor too. Some medicine notes. Lasting peated finish. Full-bodied, oily and warming on the palate. Too much on the peaty side I think, but far from bad. 120817
chrisv10 (9688) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 11% @ FOneFan, Pre-Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Black with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and peat. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, peat, medium sweet, whiskey, hop and a little bitter.
saxo (13332) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. No head. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, peat, smoke, tar and wood. Another great beer destroyed by peat.
str0mma (20) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Pitch black, almost no head.
Aroma: Smoke/Ardbeg, wood, chocolate.
Mouth: Smoke/Ardbeg/Whiskey, chocolate, coffee, malt.
Leighton (9622) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bruce’s Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Pours black-brown with a small, foamy beige head. Huge peat nose, all smoke and roast, with some scorched earth notes. Big sweet flavor with lots more peat, whiskey, earth, dark chocolate and dirt. Big bodied with average carbonation. Moderately warming on the finish with loads of peat, smoke, burnt grass, burnt wood. It’s a hugely oaky, peaty beer, so if you enjoy that, you’ll enjoy this beer.