stoutnick (493) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks okay - dark with light foam. Aroma is smokey meats - nice. Taste is smoke, big dark malts, lingering chewiness. Don’t think I love the finish here. Could be a whole lot cleaner! Overall, nice smoked ale.
DSG (5730) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Black with a big brown head. Aroma of malt, roastiness, some smokiness, a bit of coffee, light vegetal hints and a fruity hint. bittersweet flavor, roasty, with mild to moderate smokiness with a bit of coffee and a drier finish. Medium to full-bodied.
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
200ml on tap at Fermentoren, shared with Skinnyviking. Oily black content. Brownish ring to the rim of the glassware. Smoky nose, hints of cocoa and anise. Smoked malts mixed with chocolate and dried fruits. Bitter coffee grounds to the finish. Well blended and fine bodied. Smooth on the swallow. Like it (Copenhagen 03.05.2014).
Pyrmir (3315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fermentoren. Black with tan head. Aroma of salt liquorice, coffee, ash, dark chocolate, roasted notes and mild acidity. Taste is similar; fairly dry with notes of liquorice, salt, coffee and roasted notes. Finish is long and liquorice-y.
matthewjk (898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing horrible going on here, but nothing great either. Too many fusel notes, very slick. This damn thing reminds me of their Dookie. It’s okay, but nothing I want part of.
BVery (6080) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Super dark pour. Beige head. Coffee, smoke, and a bit of bitter chocolate in this. Medium palate. Very good.
LinusStick (2838) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious smoked beer. Aroma decent. Smoke and chocolate. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was even better than the aroma. The chocolate and smoke were equals with each sip getting smokier and smokier. Not much else going on here, but that’s enough for me. Less meaty than some smoked beers but more smoky than most. Nice carbonation.
thb (676) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours basically black, thin creamy head. Aroma is peatsmoke, chocolate, toast, leather. Take a sip and it’s sweet and smoky upfront, moves quickly to a dry smoke. There are hops in there too, giving some balance. Powerful smoke, but nicely balanced top to bottom. Nice way to end a long day of work.
Patrickctenchi (3569) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black, with a frothy, dark tan head.
Chocolate malt, peat aroma.
Taste is creamy, roast chocolate malt, campfire...
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head.Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, ash and smoke. Flavor of smoked malts, mild ash, chocolate, bitter coffee, peat and had a long dry finish.