gnoff (9543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle at Zly Casy, on May 23, 2009
Clear dark copper color, tan head. Smoke and malty scent. Smoke and acidic taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Slightly hazy deep amber color with small head. Rich tarry smoked ham aroma with hints of toffee and berries. Smoky, tarry, woody and berryish flavor. Enough bready malt backbone. The initial aroma is great, but the flavor is not as rich and there are some acidity which detracts from maltiness.
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bayerische Anstich@Akkurat. Deep ambery colour with creamy white head. Aroma is leather, smoke, hops, malts and some saltwatery notes. Flavour is roasted malts, some smoked wood and also some hitns of caramel malts.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011
2011-02-11, draught at the brauhaus, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Amber color, clean; with creamy head. Strong aroma of smoked sausage, malt. Good body, good caramel flavor, with some sweetness in the front and more roasted character in the end; the smoke is quite strong, more dry (due to the darker malts) than sour. Correct bitterness. Excellent.
2010-05-16, cask at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 8-5-7-4-15=39
Dark amber color. Aroma of smoked and almost burnt wood, a bit dusty but pleasant. Dark caramel flavor, strong bitterness, caramelized sugars, some smokey touch, not prominent. Very good beer, even if it has too much caramelized sugars and bitterness from the dark caramel.
2010-02-24, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 8-5-7-4-16=40
Dark amber color; creamy head. Very nice aroma of smoke, clean, and caramel; it’s actually possible to feel some crispy malt. It’s too much carbonated, so the body doesn’t seem to be very strong; it has a dark caramel flavor, quite dry, mostly in the end, when something similar to chocolate also appear; it has a mild smoke character, overwhelmed by the dark caramel, while some sweetness would boost it, and even ashes in the end; again, a pleasant trace of crispy malt appears. Very good.
2009-02-26, Bayerische Anstich at Akkurat, Stockholm
2009-02-12, Bayerische Anstich at Akkurat, Stockholm, served too cold
Dark amber color; creamy head. Strong smokey aroma, smoked sausages. Good caramel flavor, enough sweetness to create a round body, with smoked malt and good bitterness level. Delicious.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Clear orangey brown with a small, off-white head. Distinct aroma of smoke and burned rubber. Medium body, roasted malt, distinct smoke accents and an underlying acidity. Ends lightly bitter. 221108
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 Clear amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and diacetyl. Smoky flavour with bacon, roasted malt, caramel diacetyl and butter. Finished bitter.
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 5.6%. Smoky aroma, citric smoke, not that good. Clear dark amber colour. The flavour is citric and smoky, hint of cream. The smoke is quite distinct and gets too sour for me.
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden brown with a small tan head. Burned rubber smoked aroma. Mild acidic flavoured at first with a distinct smoke note on the back of the tongue. Again a bit bonfire to burned rubber like. Ends mild bitter and acidic.
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(7/2/08) Draught at the brewpub in Merkendorf. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of smoked salami and some hints of pastrami. Sweetish slightly caramelly flavor with a decent amount of smoked meat and some wood notes. Medium-bodied.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the brewpub.
Red-brown, copperish colour with creamy head. Smokey nose, that’s disturbed by milkiness. Only light malty with good birchwood smokiness. Pretty short in flavour. Light body.