chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From barrel at the Great British Beer Festival, August 2009. Copper colour. Very smoky aroma. More on the palate. Maybe a little plastic. Still an excellent smoked, albeit an “in your face” one. Alcohol not too dominant.
finol (3036) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown orange with a creamy white head.
Smoke, sausage, malt and toffe. Barley wine like sweetness and mouthfeel, which was the only hint of the alcohol.
Smooth, comlex but balanced.
gyllenbock (7553) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Akkurat.
Dark amber. The foam was large, thick and white.
The aroma was smoky with some fruitiness. The taste was absolutely wonderful, without a doubt the best tasting Smoked beer I have drank. Smoked bacon, salt, spices and a nice sweetness. Aftertaste was dry with some bitterness. Nicely balanced and very easy to drink despite 9,6%. Weltklasse!
hirigalzkar (2896) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Akkurat. Ap: Dark orange color. Hazy, Creamy white head. Ar: Smoked and the usual hefeweizen tigerbalsam thing. Fla: Smoked sausage at first, then a lighter almost hefeweizen like taste of banana and some spices. Finishes with a small bitterness with som licorice. Small vinous taste reminds the drinker of the 9,6% abv. Pal, Ov: Oily, smooth texture. Big bodied. Clean. A beer with contrasts that still is very well balanced. Very good!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy dull amber with a rich sticky off-white head. Rich aroma of smoke, bacon, tar and salty licorice. Full-bodied notes of tar, bacon, licorice, smoke and mild caramel. Solid yet rounded mouthfeel. Long smokey finish with notes of tar, bacon and salty licorice. Rock solid.
Christian (12663) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with a lasting tan head. Bacon and campfire smoke aroma with bready malt and a hint of alcohol. Dry and malty, well balanced flavour with great smoke flavours, wood and campfire.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the first, great, Borefts Beer Festival 2009 @ De Molen. Amber colored brew. Aroma has got a very nice smoke aroma, caramel, some hops. Flavor is smoky, nice! Malty, some hops. Good brew.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2010 1. Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2009
Smoked bacon aroma. Amber coloured strong in alcohol and malty with a big smoky bacon flavour. A little bitterness and dryness in the finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 04/08/2010
Big smoked aroma. Amber coloured a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a smoked flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a smoked finish.
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ 1st BBF, De Molen.
Pours hazy orange amber with a nice, creamy, white head. Aroma has smoke, lots of caramel, sweet rye, light sugar and a hint of flowery hops. Light, medium carbonation, nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is smokey, slightly meaty, lots of sweet malts and a really good, flowery hoppy dry finish. Nice.
caesar (6591) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ BBF. Slight hazy golden color, medium head. Aroma of smoke, slight grain, malt, ashtray. Nice smoked taste, slight bitter, bit malty. Very nice smoked brew.