ComradeK (1076) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma has savoury, meaty smoke notes set against a funky sour background, with some leathery notes coming through, as well as a touch of bittersweet apple. Peppery hops up front lead into a touch of oak and some savoury, meaty notes. The sourness shows in the mid-palate, bringing lemon and tart apple skin notes into play, creating an unusual but very pleasant blend with a drying smoky flavour. This blend continues through into the finish, with smoky Scotch whisky becoming more prominent. A lingering whisky sour aftertaste is left behind. This is an incredibly good beer. The blend between smoke, oak and sourness is done with a deft hand, creating a delicious and pretty unique ale.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a tulip. Batch #1, Jan 2013. This gave me quite a nice little clean-up to do when I found some big time gushing.
4.0 A: Murky yellow/orange/brown color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is pretty good and lots of lacing is left.
4.75 S: Smells great. The smokiness is so enticing - porcine city. Doesn’t come off as very sour, it’s more of a funky tanginess. Woody, funky with herbalness, rotting wood, and outdoorsiness. Hay and grassiness. A bit of fruitiness. The smokes blends supremely well with the funk. I couldn’t ask for much more.
4.25 T: Taste is also really great. The sourness comes through stronger than the nose. Porcine smoke again, light sourness with plenty of tanginess, woodiness. Funk gives rotting wood, herbalness, outdoors, and hay/grassiness. Peachy fruitiness.
3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Plenty of light, somewhat spritzy carbonation. Supremely smooth.
4.25 D: Very nice beer overall. Awesome nose and great everywhere else.
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Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy hay yellow, white head. Smoke, peach, tar and bit apricot. Flavour is quite tarish. And sour. Citrus. Leather.
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Batch #1. HHOK17.
Hazy yellow golden color with a small white head.
Smoke... a lot of smoke... yeast, mild bitterness and citrus in the aroma. The aroma is really dominated by the smokiness. Sourness, tar, smoke, yeast, mild bitterness and lemon in the flavor. A bit weird but very rich.
ciocanelu (350) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma reminds of a brett heavy saison. Taste is very similar to a lichtenhainer with the smokey-sour combination. The smokey flavors remind me of the traditional german rauchbiers. Very nice combination overall.
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Via trade. The aroma is lemon, soke, salty. The appearane is hazy amber, white head. The flavor is smoke, meaty, bacon, salty, lemon. The finish is salty, somky, lemony. Very smoky in flavor. Medium in body. Nice all around.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is smoke, bread, some slight nuts, and mild vinegary funk. Flavor is similar with smoke and funk, mild vinegar, and some wheat. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.
rouhlas (1713) - GREECE - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Hazy yellow color with white head. Smoked aroma, wood, yeasty, spicy, citrusy fruity, dusty. Sweet and light bitter taste, light acidic too, like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gusher. Yellow coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Odd, smoked, light acid.
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light smoked aroma,pale, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, sour and light smoked finish.
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a tiny white head. Fruity and smoky tones. Malt, smoke, hops and fruit. Medium body with a bitter / sour finish.