Foffern (1186) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a cloudy reddish brown colour with a medium, light beige head. Smokey aroma with smoked meat, wood, leather and forest floor. The flavour is more malty and has a sweet touch. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A fantastic smokey and well-balanced ale.
Osprey87 (1579) - WALES - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage was best before last month. Dark red, hazy, very highly sparkling, big beige head. Smell - wood, malty, slightly metallic. Body is medium, quite foamy. Taste - sweet caramel base, woody overtones, prominent smoke. Nice balance - good.
rbrazell (1620) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Proof. Deep amber pour with a bubbly white head head that lasts. Smoky aroma, caramel malts, cured bacon, citrus and berries in the back ground. Similar in flavor with more sweetness in the back ground. Effervescent body and balanced. Very tasty.
RickFifty (272) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 541. Hazy copper color, frothy, light brown head. Roasted and smoked malt nose, woody notes, fruity, hint of butter and alcohol. Smoked, roasted malt taste, dried fruits. No clear presence of juniper berries. Slightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Skansen (16) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Farge: Brun/kobber med en kraftig hvit/solbrun skumtopp.
Aroma: brent tre/røyk, einebær og tørket frukt.
Smak: brent einer, einebær, tørket frukt og anis
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy brownish copper with a decent sized off white head that slowly fades. Aroma is smoke, peat, wood, hickory, light juniper berries and mild sweetness. Flavour is hickory, wood, smoke, peat, caramel, mild sweetness and a touch of juniper on the finish. Oh how I love the smoke!
MunBro (313) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ln opaque amber/copper color. Big tan head with some nice lacing. The aroma is of malts and dried fruits. Tastes of smoke, malts, junipers, etc. A wonderful brew.
stantheman (634) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A dark copper colored beer with a bit of whitish head. Dried fruits on the nose. Malts, dried fruits and smoke on the palate. Delightful!
Tobiasoe (55) - NORWAY - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big frothy beige head over handsome brown amber beer. Aromas offer restrained smoke and dark roast malt and more, complexity in some intensity. Medium bodied and lively on the palate, less sweet than suggested by the nose but with hints of sourness with the herby discreet bitterness. The finish is very refreshing and fairly long-lasting. Every Norwegian farm should still brew something like this.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Interesting smokey peat aroma with hints of alcohol. Unique beer, really exceptional; smokey flavors, with a slight dry/bitter essence. Very complex with each sip leading to different flavors. Excellent.