altonbrownd (4489) - Brussels, - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2013 Bottle from Bičres Cultes. Dark brown body with puffy tan head. Nose is smoke, ham, licorice notes. Taste is smoky, but more malts, bread, wheat and then the finish is very smoky with lots of ham and sweet syrupy taste in there. Creamy texture. Quite nice.
Benzai (5769) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from trade with EricKok] @ home. Slight gusher. Black color, medium to full sized tan head that lasts for quite some time. Aroma is malts, lightly roasted malts, peat, lightly smoke. Taste malts, some roasted malts, again firmly peated, slightly smoke. Medium body, smooth yet suitable carbonation. Nicely balanced, a fine beer.
rosenbergh (5565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Lot 440. BB 04/2014. From saveur-biere.com.
Black colour with a huge foamy light tan head. Came out of the bottle like a missile (a bit more liquid though). Smoke, burnt wood, tar and salty liquorice in the aroma. The flavour is pretty noire allright... Heavy smoke, some malt, maybe a hint of hops and mild sweetness... like salmiakkijäätelö (salty liquorice ice cream). Fizzy. Strong... in many ways but the 8% is rather nicely covered with the heavy smoke. The label is nice... very movie-esque.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep coppery black colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is leathery, smoked wet wood and some mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is toffee, smoked wood, peated and mild liquorice as well. Quite brutal brew. A bit too much carbonation, otherwise good.
VastActiv (1664) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.33l, thanks to Pade. Colour is dark brown with large white head. Aromas and flavours: Massive smoke, alcohol and malts. Dry and very carbonated.
Fin (6642) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up in the Carmargue, Southern France, June 2013 consmed at home Sunday 27th October 2013 Pours dark brown actually I would suggest this was nigh on black, peaty on nose, some soft warm dark sugar decent stout. In the mouth the peaty germoline type flavour shows though to be fair it doesn’t intrude too much. Enjoying this its far easier drinking than an 8% beer should be. Tangy, but it is the medicinal quality that I find a slight challenge. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
Borresteijn (4144) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle, thanks Erickok! Tiny gusher. Dark brown colour, big beige head. Aroma of peat, earth, sweet brown malts, chocolate, yeast, quite malty, roasted malts. Flavour is sweet, malty, brown malts, roasted malts, some coffee, peat, earth, yeast, chocolate, roasted bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice.
JefVerstraete (673) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, some white foam. Medium carbonation. Well balanced beer with aroma of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Smoky character. Good brew!
Nisse666 (3548) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveur Bičre cons 2013-08-14 Göteborg
ooo mega gusher all over the sofa
AR: smokey, wee yeasty
AP: dark brown - white wee particals are floating around, fizzy deminishing sand brown head
F: roasted malt, heavy smokey - whisky peaty, wee yeasty, strong bitterness, sharp carbonation, even do the gusher, the sofa, the particals it is a decent smokey one!
RexTalionis (1990) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black in color with a fluffy tan head. Smoked ham and bacon mostly in aroma. Just lovely. A bit of smokyness in taste, some smoked bacon too. Highly drinkable. A bit of chocolate and salty licorice too, but the gentle smokiness that stays throughout the entire time while enjoying this beer was a positive surprise. A real bargain actually, as it was only 1.59 € for a bottle. A bit of campfire and some smokiness mixed with subtle malty sweetness in finish. Enjoyed at seashore on a hot summerday.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 330ml. @ home.
Clear dark red brown colour with a average to large, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, smoke, berry tart notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood, smoke, ash, tart something !, bruwn sugary, berry - fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.