wimpyjoe (2687) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Baum, Rochdale. Somewhere between ruby and amber in colour with a thick creamy head. Clear with a medium-smoked aroma and taste that lingers in the palate.
tcane7 (1520) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Memphis Taproom. Pours a clean amber with lasting tan head and blanket lace. Nose of smoke, caramel, roast. Medium to light body
Philym (601) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with 4 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Smoked malt, biscuit, and a subtle floral note.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low sourness and medium bitterness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation. Abrupt dry smoky malty bitter finish.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel color. Thin white head. Caramel aroma. Light smoky toffee taste with a healthy dose of bitterness.
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bier Station. Pours a near clear reddish amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of smoked wood with underlying grain and bread notes. Flavor has a light smoked wood throughout with a bit of a bread backing.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. ( Swing top 750 ml ) Slightly bitter with a gentle smokiness. Bitter aftertaste. Nice bottle and presentation for a fairly average beer.
Idiosynkrasie (3117) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Clear dark amber to mahagony colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Fruity aroma has hints of cherris and red berries. Taste is minimally sweet and tart fruity, hints of cherries and red berries, a dry touch of fruit parings, in the finish dry hoppy. To be honest: no real smoke detectable; just the remaining impression of the, admittedly, long lasting finish has the potential of being identified with something what one might call ’smoke’. In other respects: simply nice.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull. Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma of slightly spiced caramel, subtle edge of bacon. Taste is malty but balanced, smoke is subtle and near the finish. Light body. Not bad.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn
Batch 0032, brewed 14/12/11, bottled 22/12/11, bb 22/09/12
Dark red-amber color with generous creamy head. The aroma is only lightly smokey, with some earthy malts. The mouthfeel is lean and dry; light flavor of dry and roasty and earthy malts, very light smoke, medium-strong yeast presence, that gives a metallic feeling too; correct bitterness.
It’s somehow an ESB or a dusty Scandinavian ale with minimal smoke.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.
Clear medium orange amber colour with a small to average, open and frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, meat, smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, smoke - meat, malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.