Maris (1011) - Canberra, - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 30/1/2013 (ABV 4.9%, not 4.7%). Pours a very dark amber with a big head. Has a strong smell of smoky bacon. Flavour wise, there’s lots of chocolate malt, molasses, and smoked meats. The bitterness is medium and the carbonation relatively lively. All up, a very pleasant smoked beer. Quite surprised it isn’t rated more highly.
Ngejo (365) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Brown, cloudy, rocky head, tan foam, very bitter, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
portableparty (1946) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by my friend home from Australia. Pours brown hazy with a thin wispy off white head that is very thin. Aroma has roasted malt peat and mild chocolate with faint day old coffee. Taste is more of the above with the smoke peat showing though. Palate is thin and slick and a little cloying. Decent brew and definitely one I would not get to try again!
Aidzy (14) - - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost cola looking. Little to no head, slight beige foam forming. Can definetly tell the smoked influence and upon tasting this is the initial taste on the palate. Hickory bacon aftertaste suits on the rainy afternoon.
Tuxford (13) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red to black, big smoke taste but a bit light on other flavours. Bitterness is well balanced with malty characters.
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Tasting at omhper 20140516.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Light smoked malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, rather sweet, vinous.
sm89walt (1777) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Poured a clear ruby-hued chestnut brown with a fizzy, mostly fading light tan head. Aromas of roasted nuts, bacon, lapsang souchong and some mid to dark fruit. Much the same to taste with some yeasty complexities on the back palate. Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation, quite a firm-textured mouthfeel and then a lengthy finish of smoked malts, tea and salt-rubbed bacon.
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Near black, rich head. Mildly ashy nose. Dryish with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Asphalt, notes of metal and molasses. Mid bitter finish.
magpieken (58) - - APR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a lightly frothy head.
Hints of malt and smoke but not enough to keep me interested.
Rosslew (236) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark, little bubbles on sight but can taste a bit of fizz. Smokey, caramel in aroma. Tastes very much like bacon. Smooth on tongue. Not much lingering in finish.
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Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Union Hotel. Medium brown. Very light smoke and gently roasty nose. Soft body...light smoke but it’s kind of ashy. Malts are sweet, little bit toffeeish.