Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-red colored, cloudy appearance with little yellow head. Rich smoky-ham-bacony aroma, some lemony sweetness there too. Medium bodied. Flavor is more fruity and grainy, not so dominated by smoke, still it comes up. Aftertaste turns to more smoked with some yeast and strongly dry vegetables. Interesting traditional ale.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Home. Strong smoked wood aroma with some smoked eal in the background and raisins. Brown color, beige firm head, good lace. Starts easy, raisins and sparkling, even a bit sweet. The strong wood comes in with broken twigs and smoke. But it finishes again different, harsh bitter dry charcoal. A big explosion of flavors that makes it hard to finish the whole bottle on your own. Glad I shared it with Savad who called this beer like walking in the woods after a small forrestfire that was killed after a summer rainstorm.
ogivlado (7033) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled(500ml). -in Pingvinen, Bergen. Bottle costs 79 NOK or app. 11€.
Murky amber coloured, big pale beige head, mild smoked and juniper nose. Very aromatic, quite yeasty (also big yeast sediment) and mild hoppy with notes of smoke and juniper. Not so good as Dark Force is but also excellent brew.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Clear amber with a big, bubbly tan head. Tons of tiny bubbles (no disrespect to Don Ho). Very light smoke nose, mild juniper, um, yeasty? Nice smoke and malt balance, mildly sweet, meaty. Pretty drinkable. Woody finish, slightly dry. Good.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Cloudy, muddy copper color with a small beige head. Aroma is reminiscent of a campfire with hints of spices. Flavor is lightly malty and spicey with the smoke playing a central role, but not overwhelming. Thanks Jordan.
IndianaRed (3485) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a murky redish brown with a coarse but lasting sandy colored head. Light aroma of sweet smokes
SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, creamy, 3 dimensional mocha heads forms easily over this dark brown brew.
Aromas of dark bread, molasses, cookies, and smoke.
Lightly sweet flavor, very smooth palate.
The Juniper transforms into a floral aftertaste and there is a lightly tart, smoke induced finish.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 3   Ruby : XX   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 4
Intensity : 4
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Esters : XX   Banana : XX   Phenols : XX   Leather : 3   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Toast : 3   Caramel : XX   Toffee : 2   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : 2   Candy : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Fruits : 3   Chocolate : 2   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : 1   Grapes : 1   Blackberries : XX   Dates : XX   Cherries : XX   Plums : 1   Figs : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 1   Orange : 2   Herbal : XX   Spicy : 1   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Cloves : XX   Smoke : 4   Pepper : XX   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : 2   Candi Sugar : XX   Anise : XX   Vinous : 2
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : 1   Bitterness : 2   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : 2   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: A unique and exquisite creation that combines fruity, smoky and toasted malts notes in a jaw-dropping, balanced, drinkable and tasty combination.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very tasty. Big, salty bacon smoke in the nose, with a very clean, crisp smoky flavor. Highlights a bit of wood and herbals, punchy but goes down easy.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Bottle pours a deep and hazy amber with a 6 inch head that clings well... Still lots of head. The aroma is malty, yeasty, floral hops, and pipe tobaco. The flavor is a real nice mellow bundle of malt, light smoke, Belgian stale hops, lingering ale sour notes, ripe cave aged blue cheese, with some light bitterness playing with the other notes well. The juniper did not really hit me until much warming. The palate is mostly cleansing and fairly medium bodied. Overall, kind of nice.