matstc (63) - - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Smells like hops and molasses. With a thick texture. Light smoke and fishy in the end. Good beer.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. Dark brown coloured beer with no carbonation and a large diministhing brown head. Nice roasted malty hinted aroma with some subtile touches of smokeyness and wood. Medium to full palate, developping further mouthfeel. Finish is stonger bitter roasted with smokey oaky hints. Longer bacon smokey bitter ending. Very nice brew.
Garlic_of_Doom (345) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Molen Beershop.
Pours a murky brown/dark amber with a brown, fluffy head.
Aroma is fruity sweet with malt, smoke and some leather.
Taste is fresh, sweet, malty and fruity hoppy with less smoke than most smoked beers I’ve had. Some chocolate as well. Finish is dry as with most smoked beer, also a bit peppery.
Dry and bitter after taste.
TheJvd (664) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a dense light brown head. Aroma is bacon, some roasted malts and a bit of fruitiness. Taste is bacon, some sweetness and roasted malts. Soft carbonation and a very smooth mouthfeel. Quite a nice brew.
Brouwerij (849) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown, surprisingly light/bright. In my excitement I poured the dregs. Has a half finger of tan fine tan head. Aroma is smoke, smoked malt, mesquite, caramel, soy sauce, and alcohol. Flavor is bitter up front, fading into smoked and roasted malt tones, caramel and cocoa hints. Finishes mildly hoppy and bitter. Soft to moderate carbonation and medium-full body. Smooth texture. Flavorful and balanced, the hops provide a nice contrast to the smokiness. For some reason however, I wish it were a little smokier. This is a very good beer.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
En botella y tirador.Tostada con toques rojizos y buena espuma.Aromas a malta ahumada,caramelo y lúpulo.Algo de banana y clavo moderado,debido a la levadura.Interesante y rica
jkwood04 (3264) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in a lager glass. Pours deep brown/ruby with a beige head. Aroma of some smoked malts like a light barbecue, a good amount of dark and caramel malts, and a good amount of bitter hoppiness. Flavor the same with a lot of malts and yeastiness to balance out the smoked notes. Average to smooth texture. An interesting beer that is milder than many of its style.
pintbypint (2358) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml brown bottle. Dark brown pour with dark red tones. Full creamy whitish cap with good stickiness. Smoky nose with obvious bacon and campfire notes, some sweeter caramel notes as well. Taste has smoky roasted malt, some caramel. Finish has nice hop notes that evolve late and impart tones of fruit and grass. Lingering roasted malts and lasting smokiness round things out. Light alcohol note that blends in well. Medium body, soft carbonation. An interesting hoppy smoked beer.
stoutnick (328) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beauty of an aroma coming off this one - smoking barbecqued bacon - yummo. It looks how it smells; like murky pond water. Sadly the taste isn’t my sort of smoked beer. It has a big sweet smokiness about it, like too much BBQ sauce on your burger. Prefer the dry finish to be honest.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep prune with a ruby glow. Huge and persistent lathery cap of light beige foam. Airy, peppery phenols and enchantingly dusty yeast line the nose along with sassafras, browned toffee, cocoa, licorice, tobacco, and fruitcake aromas. Soft, expansive carbonation. Lustrously fruity and explosive, initially, with a hearty, body-sustaining punch of smoke laced with an abundance of juicy melanoidin and lush bread notes. Vague tartness and an irony coarseness exude briefly, though the deeply resonant malt displaces much of it. Dusty yeast adds intrigue and finespun nuance as it cuts the sweetness, as does a very subtle scratch of roast. Slippery wheatlike twang couples with spicy phenols to breathe vitality into the body’s core while balancing the polished and artfully layered malt. Awe-inspiring attenuation, all around. Residual sugars deposit a semi-weighty tackiness akin to liquified toffee and chocolate mousse which provide just enough tongue-coating viscosity to satiate yet not overshadow any of the dazzling malt nuances. Finishes lightly leathery and bittersweet with sharp charcoal being squelched by everlasting silky melanoidins. Wow, the character has Bavaria stamped all over it. Ridiculously richly malty yet equally quaffable, with Haand’s yeast of divinity on full display. Barring the very mild tartness, this is flawless.