StefanSD (1925) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of Jacob. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a small khaki head that has good retention. The aroma features smokehouse meats and an impression of of smoldering embers. The taste features more smoked goodness and begs comparison to the Schlenkerla brews. The palate is on the lighter side, but effective, and the carbonation is soft. Finishes long and dry with lingering smoke and ash. Overall: This is a great smoked beer.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (BB Feb 2015). Head is initially huge, frothy, rocky, light brown, fully lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, milk chocolate), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of smoke (smoked cold cuts), peppermint, scented detergent. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not a very rich smoke aroma (kinda like cheap supermarket smoked turkey), and the odd minty & soapy notes are a little off-putting. Not terrible, but definitely not a fan.
Countbeer (3668) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: served in a taster:
Medium to bigger sized vast and thick beige foamy head on top of a deep dark ruby brown colored beer.
Aromas of cream, berries, light smoke, strawberry, carbo gass, malts, wood and roosvicee. Not a typical smoke beer aroma, but there are some light gentle smoke/coal tones.
Flavours of smoke, blueberries, light leather, malts, some coal, smoked malts, cream, light bitter, some leaves and a light dry touch.
Aftertaste is light bitter, leaves, malty light smoke.
Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a creamy texture
Easy and balanced, very enjoyable!
Jorn69 (318) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Ölkväll i Helsingborg. Kaffe i både doften och smaken. Röken finns där naturligtvis, främst i smaken. Gillar beskan o den långa eftersmaken.
Inbreak (1073) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Old rating, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Sødmerik fruktig lett røykt lukt med preg av malt, humle, vått korn, mørk frukt, lettrøykt skinke, sukker, karamell. Lett sødmerik litt tynn smak med preg av malt, humle, karamell, lettrøykt skinke, gras, mørk frukt, lakris, sukker. Middels bitterhet og lengde. Grei.
Pyrmir (2423) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Murky dark brown with small off white head. Aroma with big smoke and dark and roasted malts. Taste of dark malt, soft yet powerful smoke notes and some berries.
jfb (3159) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a very dark ruby-brown colour with frothy beige head. aroma of raspberries, blueberries, toasted grain, chocolate icing and a hint of smoke. flavour is quite sweet, with lots of roasted malt, raisins, plums and white grapes. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Øltorget, march 5th 2013. Hazu dark brown body, topped with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, smoke, and sour hops, taking away from an elsewhere nice aroma. Taste is astringent malt extract really, with just a little smoke. Not very enjoyable, makes me wonder if there’s something wrong with the beer. Was served way too cold as most beers at the place are but I let it warm so that should not be the reason.
StoutHead (386) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at DØE BeerFest 2012 [Backlog]. Pours a deep brown with a small light brown head. Great smell and a good taste - but not as smoky as I’d expected. Still, a pretty good smoky beer.
ej (511) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gusher, big frothy white head on a dark brown body. Aroma is Subdued smoked meats with a sourish hint. Taste is mellow smoke with sourish notes. Medium body