frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel-tinted amber body which held a head for a while and retained carbonation thoroughly. Smokiness is rather subdued in the aroma behind the standard roasted maltiness. I’m not sure how I feel about the flavor. Mild sweetness, tea bitters and only a mild smokiness which comes off as artificial. Effervescence and alcohol tingle the lips while the beer finishes dry. Bah. Maybe I’m just spoiled on Schlenkerla. ~~~~~~~~~ Draught, GB Bolingbrook, IL.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap in Columbus Ohio.
Dark brown liquid with a nice foamy head. Nose was milldly smoky malt. Flavor was not terribly smoke. Not really very impressive. medium body. I was expecting a lot more.
BuckeyeBoy (2414) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch New Orleans location, Pours out a light amber topped with a off white head. A light aroma of smoke and some malt. Tast of more malt and not much smoke. Just SO SO.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lasting foamy off-white head tops the straw-amber shade. Mellow peat character rounds out the otherwise average cerealic and bready malty nose. Restricted hoppiness allow for banana yeastiness to pop up and bring along a slight tartness. Medium body, creamy texture, average balance and unpolished example outside the rauch aspect.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. The first one to try, very impressed. Little aroma of smoke. Dark golden clear colour with a nice head. Very good clean taste that ends up smokey. An easy drinking smoke beer with a great taste. Aftertaste of some whiskymalt.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the San Francisco "Brews on the Bay" Festival. Light orange pour, white head. Slightly smoky aroma. Flavor has some smoked sausage saltiness to it. Very meaty, not for the unitiated as I heard a few around me saying "yechh, it tastes like sausage". Very chewy mouthfeel. Not bad at all.