Borresteijn (4144) - Amsterdam, - MAY 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 75cl Bottle at AHBS 1MAY2012. ABV 11%. Black colour, big fluffy beige head. Aroma of full on peaty smoke, chocolate, hard roasted malts, hops, tobacco, nuts, just great. Flavour is roasted malts, smoke, peat, earth, ash, chocolate, hops, great malt flavour to back up all the smoke, nice bitter finish. This beer was all over the place and very extreme, but God I loved it. Glad I have another bottle of this nectar. Re-rate 7MRT13. 75cl Bottle shared at Lost Property, ABV 11%. Aroma and flavour are more leaning towards a tarry smoke now, tobacco and ash still present, a touch less sweet and less chocolate than I remembered, but still great stuff. Rating stays intact.
Acid303 (386) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle, got it from Zombier. Pours deep dark brown with medium beige frothy head. Smoke, chocolate, dried fruits and hops on the nose, exactly as expected. The taste is dominated by roasted malts, but the smoke and the hops are present as well. The palate is lightly sweet, similar to caramel. Medium body, good carbonation. Very interesting beer overall, well balanced and pretty tasty.
VastActiv (1639) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 10122011. Colour is black reddish black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, spices, hops, sweetness and roasted malts.
dolpo (54) - USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ahumada, eso lo resume todo. A mí me encanta pero entiendo que no es una cerveza para todos los paladares, aunque a quien sea capaz de sacarle el gustillo la disfrutará muchísimo.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smokey nose. Pale beige fast disappearing head. Dark black reddish color. Slightly hazy. Malty and hoppy slightly sour taste. Not very smokey. Interesting beer.
beerdo71 (13) - - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, good balance between biterness and alcohol. Nice aromas and good carbonatation, really good beer to enjoy.
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Borefts 2011. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast malt with fruit and hops. Flavour of smokey malt don’t mesh that well with the hops. Dry smokey aftertaste.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very deep reddish brown colour (close to black), with a beigeish brown small creamy head. Aroma is smoked wet wood, mild roasted malts, some slight floral and liquorice notes. Flavour is roasted malts, smoked wood, some mild sweet alcohol sweetness along with some fruity and floral notes. Quite bitter finish.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, citrus and pine. Flavour seems a little unbalanced and strange for the style. Fairly sweet going into a long very bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAY 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle, courtesy of Jens (Ungstrup)
Black color, medium sized head, beige, creamy. Very nice aroma of smoke, chocolate, and something pungent, probably the hops, fruity. Good body, with very smooth mouthfeel; roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate, smoke, strong bitterness and light sourness. Excellent.
Bov (8811) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a long lasting creamy beige foam; superb lacework; robust aroma showing an interesting battle between a solid smokiness and a robust hoppiness; smoed bacon, cream and fruity tones; full-bodied and a velvety palate; strongly bitter and hugely smokey; long notes of almonds and ripe fruits; some residual sweetness - a complex and challenging fireworks !