larsga (6621) - 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.)
kermis (6559) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at beer temple. Dark brown with white head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, coffee. Same in flavor with dark fruit and raisins. Good beer although I’m not normally into smoked beer
KnutAlbert (6364) - 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.
gunnar (6193) - 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.
ekstedt (5840) - 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.
Sigmund (5605) - 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.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DØE Festival, Valby, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee and smoke. Flavor with roasted malt, liqourice and smoke.
Borresteijn (5239) - Amsterdam, 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.
mjs (5112) - 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.
thebeertourist (5069) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ølbaren. Very dark brown with a creamy head. Sweet and smoked aromas and flavours, but nothing extreme. Well-made and highly drinkable without raising any eyebrows.