mpersinger (336) - , California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks joet for sharing this bottle. Pour is murky and cola-colored with off-white halo. I get robusta coffee and brettanomyces aromatics. The distinct smoky flavor is like the like the smokiness from guajillo peppers (no heat). Coffee and cherry cola nose then deep smoke mid-palate, with hoppy mildly-bitter finish and some alcohol warmth. May be contaminated, or another ambitious offering?
TET (1431) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strongly foaming beer that pours into the table and floor when the focus wasn’t present after opening the bottle. After cleaning and waiting that the bottle was calmed down, the black beer with a big and beige head was in the glass. The nose is strongly smoky with turf, some sweetness and almost burned malts. Taste is smoked, strongly roasted, more balanced turf than in the aroma, also herbs. Medium bodied, medium carbonation after the adventure in the beginning. Strong smoke and turf.
Torrefacto (371) - SPAIN - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beige que, aunque persistente, levanta poco. Aromas ahumados muy suaves con frutos rojos y tonos florales. En boca se notan sabores tostados con un amargogr final seco. Lo peor, sin embargo, es su textura, muy aguada. No está mal, pero necesita mejorar.
Geiserich (3102) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black color with a foamy off-white head. Roasty, smoky aroma with bacon and smoked meat notes. Flavor is full of malt, chocolate, roasted malt, smokiness, roasted malt bitterness, ham. Very good, smoky brew.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gusher. Pitch black body, light brown head. Aroma has smoke and liquorice. tar. Bit hard smoked candy. Roasted and quite salmonish. Foamy.
TBone (11888) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml (Saveur)
Gusher warning! Deep ruby color. good creamy brownish head. Aroma has smoke and wood. Medium bodied, foamy mouthfeel. Flavor has peaty smoke and toasted maltyness, some alcohol. Licorice in the finish. Active carbonation ruins a lot, otherwise nice beer.
Benzai (6388) - 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 (6072) - 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 (20004) - 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 (2175) - 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 (7012) - 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