jfortin (1) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
By far and away my favorite of all beers. It has a very sweet aroma, a smoky swallow and sweet liquor like finish. I normally enjoy it with a Cuban Cohibas and smoked italian pear shaped Cacciocavallo cheese. I can no longer find it anywhere in Canada which saddens me. This beer is not for everyone, but I encourage all to try it once.
gduus (1) - glen ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Michael Jackson (the beer expert not the nutty pop star) rates this beer a ’’classic." So take the negative ratings here with a large grain of salt. Using malt usually used for whiskey creates a sweet, slightly smoky flavor that is unique among beers. My favorites tend toward Belgian Ales and English ESBs, I love this beer. Try it.
benbalbo (1) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another one who likes this beer - sorry to the masses. Now just gotta find somewhere in Oz that sells the stuff. Anyone?
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I know that it's not popular here, but I love this beer. I guess I just like the peat smoked taste. If you don't like that, you'll probably hate this beer. I can never find it, I had it once 20 years ago and a benefactor just sent me another one. Long wait... Thanks dude! I still love this beer. Anybody out there, I'll trade for more.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nancyD (1) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Best Beer I have ever had!!!It is malty, just the right froth, creamy, with a delicious flavor for a delicate palate. Overall I rate this beer with 5 stars!
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2003 Nice! Brewed with peat-smoked malt and that really shines through! Smells a bit like a Schlenkerla Rauchbier and that made it a real pleasant surprise! Very enjoyable malty brew, but from viewing the other ratings, Ringo and I are alone in this view.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my notes 6/15/07 pours a one-finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Malty/whiskey nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is whiskey, smoky, malty, sweet and smooth, clean finish. Best by Nov 2007. €5.00 ($6.85) 330ml clear bottle at Hotel Mercure Lyon, France.
Grzesiek79 (2734) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
leaves, spruce, cereal, alcohol, amber, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation,
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Chevy Chase, DC
rich golden amber, whispy head, underlying malt aroma with good peat smoke accents, rich malt flavor with lots of smokey peat character that lasts past the aftertaste
Vintage: 1995 vintage
dark clear yellow, sweet smoky aroma, light sweet malt flavor with a lingering smoky peat finish, no change after the years
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.