jmgreenuk (1374) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is of smoke and peat that almost defies you not to take a sip! The flavour is strongly bitter, but not overpowering, with a lots of liqourice and dark chocolate and plenty of spice on the palate. Smoked "double lager" ?? Really? This is a superb beer and I could drink this all night long if it were not for the 7.8% ABV, which is incidentally very well controlled and does not dominate the beer.
Jimmythespoon (330) - CYPRUS - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been a while since I had this but, what a good beer. Full smokey aroma, malty and roasty. Well balanced body, with a bitterness to finish. Great beer.
sonnycheeba (1986) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, frothy tan head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malts, smoke, earthy hops, plums, figs, and light leather. Flavor is roast malt forward with dark fruit esters, earthy hops, and smoke; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is smoke, meat, roast and chocolate malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with smoke, chocolate, roast malt, earthy and herbal hops with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
LoFi (1345) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled bottle at GBF 2012.
Almost black with a brown tinge.
Aroma: licorice, smoke, salami.
Taste: salami, smoke, milk chocolate, mackerel (jägar-).
Yeah, pretty good.
Beer3000 (3762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle @ Tap East, London. Dark brown, almost black body with a nice beige head. Aroma of dark, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, mild coffee and a light hint of smoke. Flavor is sweet, light roasted malt, mild coffee, hint of smoke, pleasant bitterness and some dry fruit. Very smooth and pleasant. Medium body, actually a bit surprised that this is such light and easy to drink in body. All in all a very pleasant beer.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
23rd December 2009
On tap in the Rake. Opaque black beer. Semi soft palate. Minerally malt with a smoke streak but also a lacto sweetness. Mild hop. Finishes light and soft. Hangs together well.
vjohans (36) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderful smoke, a little bit grass taste. This one expired 6 months ago, now it is sweeter than before. Still an awesome beer!
jkwalking05 (2421) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in 2009. Black in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, smoke, light vinegar. Taste is of vinegar, smoke, bitter chocolate and roasted malts.
Russo (1311) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black color with a small brown head keeps a lace. Aroma is smoke, roasted malt, some coffee. Flavor is balanced, smoke wood, roasted malt and hops. Finishes with an smokey bitter.