thewolf (10532) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Hazy reddish with a little yellowish head. Aroma is smoky and sweet. Flavour is oaky, sweet, light and very smoky. Too much smoke for me.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice supprised this one, been looking for a brew with smoked and tar noted that isnt a rauchbeer and isnt a porter/stout. Deep orange hazy look with a light orange head, nice. Clear aroma of bunfire and tar, also very nice. Plesant palate and fruity/sticky bitter finish from the juniper berries, again very nice.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted. Hazy orange colour. Fair lacing in glass. Aroma of wood, liquorish, smoke, caramel and some hoppy notes as well. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavour was sweet with light hops bitterness. Nice sweet and somewhat smoky finish.
Tranquillity (1378) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Helsinki Beer Festival 2007. Wow! Extremely piney, fruity aroma, some pineapple and mango. Dark honey colour. Taste tar, smoke, pine, forest, summer...aaah... smooth stuff!
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky, a little sourness. Dominated by the smoke, but there is a nice aroma from the juniper berries, too. A very interesting beer, about time someone used old Norwegian home brewing as inspiration for a commercial beer. A bit short in the finish.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 Big yellowish head. Hazy dark red brownish body. Smoky juniper aroma, very harmonic and strong, with mint notes. Taste is the same smoky juniper, quite sharp and refreshing. Some roasty, chocolatey notes in the background. Dry, smoky aftertaste with long, lingering smoke taste. An excellent beer! Strong character, very original, highly drinkable. The smoke and juniper combination is a real winner. (0.5l bottle at Pingvinen.)
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Opaque dark amber with a medium, foamy head. Quite smoky and earthy pine-woody aroma. Fresh, pine-hoppy flavor with some smoke and fruit. Medium-bodied with quite low carbonation. Once again: interesting and pleasant, but won’t probably buy again.
gunnfryd (9293) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, juniper, hop, caramel. Flavour is hop, caramel, fruit, dry, juniper, roasted Light bitter finish. Pleasent beer.
Beer4000 (4096) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Slightly hazy red-brown body with a decent beige head. The aroma is extremely complex, starting with juniper and wood, light roasted malt with a discreet touch of smoke and yeast. The smoke is more present in the flavor, together with juniper, bitter fruit (maybe juniper berry?), yeast, roasted malt and some bitterness. The very pleasant juniper taste remains in the finish.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, bottle conditioned. Brewed with juniper and smoked malts. Dark brown colour, creamy head. The aroma is dominated by smoke (beechwood?) and oak. The flavour is very smokey and woody, with notes of hickory and tar. Dry finish.