thirstystirrer (15) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
wow big nose, big flavours and long long smokey finish. I think i like this...
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light unclear light to medium red amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, meat, rubber, smoke. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (100908)
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
640mL Bottle. Very powerful smoked malts as well as Manuka Honey aroma. Surprisingly short lived head. A Smooth creamy beer, the aroma leading you into this smoked malt dominating beer. Finishes slightly sweet with the Manuka Honey. They haven’t gone overboard on the honey like some brewers do, which is good. Im sure the bottle said 7% alc not 6%, but regardless it hides it very well. Nice Beer.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
640 ml bottle. Pours a lovely copper colour, with an off-white head that lingers a few minutes.
Very smoky, sweet and slightly fruity on the nose.
Very nice smoky flavor balanced by a big malt sweetness.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy reddish with a fully gone head. Aroma is whiskey malt and smoked. Smoked yet also sweet flavour. Lasting smoked and towards meady finish. Light warmth in the finish.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy deep amber with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with smokey and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with smoke and bacon notes. Ends smoked.
MiP (12872) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 6%. Good smoky aroma. Almost clear red and brown colour. Distinct smoke flavour, some smoked ham, good alcohol finish. Quite nice.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle from Malthouse. Pours dark amber/red. Off white head disappears. Smells kinda like smoked bacon. Tastes incredibly smoky, malt, some bitterness. Goes down very easily. Smokiness hides the 7% alcohol very well, and the higher alcohol content brings a bit of sweetness. I actually cracked up laughing when I first smelt this amazing brew simply because I’d never experienced or expected such flavours from a beer!
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bugger all head which is a nightmare in all situations, exactly the same colour as Bishops finger which pushes the appearance mark up to 4/5 (I love bishops finger) interesting that it’s the same colour and almost the same name…...sorry I digress….I had this beer last year but this vintage is much better (belying the gold medal it got last year). This vintage is much better balanced it’s smoky but has a dry finish and hop presence that balances it out (last years was sickly smoky) It’s also got a much juicier malt base so it’s not all smoke….basically it’s less one dimensional and a greater beer for it.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark bronze in colour with small toffee coloured head that disappeared quickly.
Bacon aroma, Smoky bacon flavour. Bold smooth mouthfeel full of smoked bacon and citrus.