NordicV (923) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brunorange grumlig öl med smutsvitt skum. Doft av trä, enris och en behaglig rökighet. Trä, balanserad rökighet och en bra maltighet i smaken. Smakar inte enbären (vilket för mig är positivt).
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light rusty brown with a good sized off-white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is juniper, straw, brown sugar, hints of smoke and leather. Slight creaminess on the mouthfeel, hint of background malty sweetness with a lot of wood and tannin on the palate, a hint of smoke and a dry mineral finish. Taste is malt, dates, juniper, cedar, chicory root. Interesting.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle shared with czar - thanks, mate. Pours a sediment-filled orangeish amber with a nice white head. Aroma is smoked and wood. Flavor is fruity (red berries) and barley. Finish is malty, dry, woody, smokey. Lingering wood. Light to medium body, weak to average carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Good.
krumbum (286) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Reddish amber appearance with an active head. Smells of wood, smoke, and barbeque. The best smoked beer i have ever had, balanced light spice and sweet layered into a medium body smokey excellence.
VastActiv (1639) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Originally rated 09122011. Colour is hazy amber with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Wood, smoke, sweetness and malts.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear medium brown reddish with a decent off-white head, some retention and lacing. fruity and peppery junipers, almost lagered fruitiness, nice complex and smoked malts - never umami, hint of minerals and maple. average carbonation, light body, smoky-grassy finish. nicely done.
Staffan47 (690) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enbär? Känner inget av det. Men sitter ute på konser så det stör ju lite. Lite subtil rauchbier känner man. Passar säkert bra till gamla ost.
DocJitsu (598) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an extremely cloudy golden orange color with a light taupe, bumpy head. Aroma is somewhere among coal, peat, and campfire smoke with some Belgian spice breaking through. Soda pop fizzy mouthfeel, which does not pair well with the obtrusive smoky flavors. The flavor’s dominated by the extraordinary smokiness. Some sweet fruit is embedded in there. As the beer sits, the mouthfeel settles and the beer blends better. Still quite fizzy though.
BarryKonrad (80) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Norway. Colour is dark amber, with a big head that remains for a few minutes. Aroma is smoke and wood, maybe some spices too. Medium on the palate, and a strong smoked flavour, with some malty sweetness. Not too heavy, actually a quite pleasant smoky beer.
minihame2 (123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark amber colour, small tan head. Great smoky aroma with a hints of tar. Just like firewood. Very rich and enjoyable taste. Taste has light bitterness to it and it almost feels a bit salty. There’s also a bit of juniper. On the palate it starts tingly but then becomes very soft.
I think this is a very good ale with good smoky flavour.