gunnar (8030) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black opaque with a nice looking, rather small off-white creamy head.Roasted malt aroma, light smoked bacon and tar. Taste is moderate sweet dark caramel and chocolate with a nice smoked meat addition, not overwhelming, but rather pleasant balanced against the dark sweet malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Good beer.
Plovmand (7882) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours pitch black with a medium light tan head. The aroma is smoke, chocolate, roast and light coffee. The flavour is smoked, bacon, roast and some coffee. Long roasted smoked finish.
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet syrup, smoke, tar and roasted malts. Flavour of roasted malts, tar, syrup, bitter hops and chocolate. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel and a warming finish with licorice and roasted malts. Good one.
larsga (7314) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Deep dark hazy red body is just barely translucent. Wood smoke and toffee aroma, very clean and vivid. Dry-sweet roasty smoky chocolate taste with mealy licorice notes. Mid-to-full body. Clean, fresh palate. Dryish chocolatey licorice and nutty wood smoke aftertaste. Delicate and drinkable. Long earthy finish. (0.4l draft at Schouskjelleren.)
Sigmund (6756) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, big beige head. Strong aroma of smoked meat / bacon, also roasty notes. The flavour has also strong smokey notes, and moderate roasty notes. A bit too much "smoked meat" for my taste. Not very sweet. A "German Rauchbier meets Baltic Porter"-experience.
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog, first beer from amsterdam) Draft. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, light fruit and a pretty heavy smoke profile on flavor. Roasted and chocolate aromas with a smoke influence.
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren.
Campfire aroma, pitch dark, beige head. Smooth beer with a pronounced smoky flavour - bacon.
Easy dinking, deceivingly smooth.
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Pikkulintu, 20110820) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and mildly smoke. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were rosted malts, smoke, hops, coffee, mild sourness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste had smoke, liquorice and bitterness. Nice porter but I would have liked heavier smoke aroma.
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Danish Beer Festival 2011. Roasted aroma with clear smoked notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Semi dry with medium bitterness. I could really have liked this without the smokiness.
Borresteijn (6498) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Almost black colour, light beige head. Aroma of bacon and butter, smoke, sweet malts, rye, some chocolate. Flavour is sweet, rye, smoke, light buttery (like popcorn), light salty meat, sweetish finish. Light to medium bodied. OK.