Wacher (129) - Århus C, - FEB 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can 0.5 l. (Six years too old!) Sweet malty aroma. Whisky malt apparant. Nice dark golden color. Large head, that disappears quickly. Smokey sweet malty taste. A bit watery. Quite nice.
ulvbane (17) - , SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden amber with a nice crown. Nose is malty, sweet, and a little smokey. Taste is much more smokey. Sour. Hint of whisky in the late aftertaste.
Maria (9559) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is nice on this dark golden beer. The aroma is malty with notes of smoke, and the flavour is as expected smoked - in a not too dominant way. I also get notes of flower and honey and a light sweetness. The smoke comes again in the finish, that has a nicely balanced bitterness. I think this beer should be cold, otherwise the flavour is too malty.
omhper (17448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear amber, rich airy head. Evidnly smokey nose. Swet with clean mouthfeel and light body. The smoke remains the only flavour, albeit a pleasant one. Low on hops. Drier finish without bitterness. Some interesting flavour, but a bit sweet, thin and simple.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2008 Bottle 0.5 l. Golden with a whitish head. From the first nose you can detect the smoked malt similar to islay whiskies. Not too much smoke at all, but very balanced aroma and flavor over a nice german pils with decent hoppiness. This is very drinkable compared to for example Schenkerla’s smoked beers. Nicely complex, yet simple enough not to be too demanding. A subtle delicasy. Very very good.
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is smoked, bit malty, fruity and some grain. Clear, golden coloured with a lasting, medium head. Taste is sweet (just a bit too sweet imo), slightly smoked, malty, grainy-hoppy. reasonable body. Actually it feels just a bit thick due to sweetness. Perhaps some honey. Quite nice.
Gorbalev (2821) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, his bottle. Dark rusty orange, small bubbly white head. Slight hint of seaweed (thanks Harry), smoke, whisky, and light malt - more smoke as it warms, which makes in nicer. Nice taste - light malt, just a bit of smokiness - certainly whisky like and earthy. A nice mix of light malt and whiskey. But also pretty thin and standard stuff. More refreshing because it was the first beer after some exercise as well it should be noted. A tough call but in the end I liked it and would try it again.
HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2006 Bottle (500ml). Shared with tupalev, my bottle. Poured clear amber-orange with a smallish off-white head. Unusual smokey, seaweedy aroma, pungent, almost sour grain/malt and hop, with iodine sharpness building on warming; very much an Islay malt aroma. The taste was up-front a big barnyard hit, grain, funk - just like a cowbarn in summer, the malt emerged with a bandaid sulfurous character, trying to be juicy (orange juice and lemon zest) - smokey and peaty - hell, it’s really off-putting at first, my first number was 3 out of 10, but it smoothed out and grew on me some. Rather watery body yet the mouthfeel was creamy and chewy, with decent carbonation and a very light, non-aggressive finish. This is an oddball beer for sure, and I found it difficult to rate, but ultimately I enjoyed it - I would love to alternate sips of a Bowmore and another bottle of this, just to see if the Islay character stands up to the real thing.
Hansen (5435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a weak spot for smoked, this one is mildly smoked, real pleasent. Nice balance...though, palate is a bit thin. Smoked, mild, lacks hops. Me like!
HenrikSoegaard (9123) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and very smoked aroma. Bitter flavor and ofcourse lots of smoke, but not too much, still balanced. Average finish and watery palate.