blafa (510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2011. September 3, 2011
Big roasted aromas with some tar, smoke and caramel. The taste is quite sweet with more smoky elements. There syrupy sweet side to it as well but it never takes over. Great schwartz!
GBZ59 (823) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 330ml servida en vaso Lager.Saboreada en abr´11
Color negro puro con reflejos ambar oscuro a contraluz.Espuma beige,densa y túpida.Capa amplia.Bastante buena retención sin encajes.Aroma de maltas tostadas,ligeramente ahumado y matices de frutos secos.Amargor lígero.Sabor de malta tostada con cuerpo liviano y suave.Frutos oscuros y notas ahumadas en el retrogusto.Muy buena asimilación.Refrescante.330ml bottle served into a Lager glass.Enjoyed on abr´11.Pure black,dark amber to the light.Beige foam,dense & close.Thick layer.Fairly good retention,no lacing rings.Toasted malts,mildy smoky & hints of dry nuts aromas.Light bitterness.Toasted malt flavor in a light & smooth body.Dark fruits & smoky notes on the aftertaste.Very good drinkability.Refreshing.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from Great Grog. Pours a thick black, small brown head. Aroma is of smokey roastiness, almost bacon-y. Taste is wonderful - smoke, a little bacon, some tar, a bit of alcohol. Very nicely balanced, not over the top on any level. Quite understated, but lovely.
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some ham, some tar and a nice roast character on the end. Crisp, refreshing and very balanced.
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Beerman6686. Roasted earthy moss and malt, basement mold, caramel, cocoa, campfire bacon throughout. Balanced creamy roasted malt, slight sweetness, cola, bacon smoke, cola and lots of earthy undertones. Not a overly smoked beer, but really nice to drink.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is nice and smokey, bbq, somewhat musty with a little green musty notes. Interesting. Pours dark brown, no head or lace. Smokey with light roast, bacon, bbq, salty notes, a little musty mildew notes A little alcohol in the finsih. Lightly carbonated. Not bad.
Rando7 (671) - Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark brown with medium light brown head. Aroma smoky bacon and roast. Taste caramel, roast, slight peat, chocolate and smoke. Finish slightly prolonged with smoke. Palate a bit thin with moderate carbonation. Alcohol not apparent.
Smoke is well integrated into the flavor and not overwhelming. I’m not a big smoke fan but this is well done.
Beersiveknown (2116) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smokey bacon and chocolate on the nose it has a creamy texture, gentle smoke and finishes on a golden syrup note. It uses cascade for the aroma hops and perle for bittering.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Coles. Black, deep tan head. Nose is deep roast, iodiney smoke, honey, candied dark fruits. A bit restrained. Flavor is caramel, a touch of peat in nice smoke, dark chocolate, cherry pits, rOast. Very nice smoked Baltic porter characteristics.
TET (1299) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with a medium and brown head. Aroma is very enjoyable, tar, some smoke and smoked ham. Full bodied, smooth carbonation, very pleasant to drink. Taste is roasted, some smoke and hint of alcohol. Palate is amazing, also great aroma, but taste is quite smilpe because roastiness steals the main role and tar and ham have to settle for walk-on. Anyway, very tastefull and great smoked beer.