mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy boboski. Pours a hazy dark brown with a small light tan head. Wow, quite smoky in the nose. I love it! Very peaty, with some smoked malt and bacon characters. The taste is quite smoky as well, but also has a very profound caramel maltiness too. Some sweet cnnamon isdetectable in the finish and aftertaste. The smoke was pretty massive, but the flavor was complex enough with other flavors to really enjoy it. Very nice.
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and unclear, has medium sized partikles. Creamy, light-brown head, fully lasting. Aroma: Malt, flowers, yeast, cask wood, smoke/tar. Moderate flavor, salty. Long finish. Oily texture, soft carbonation.
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Muddy brownish colour with a medium mostly lasting head. Malty aroma and taste with nice hoppy notes. Not very smoked. Lots of yeast in the bottle.
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottl.e Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Clody brown colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Not too smoked but really nice. Long powerfull complex finish. Creamy palate. Good stuff.
omhper (23326) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Cloudy nut brown, rich head. Restrained woody smoke aroma. Dry with clean mouthfeel and fairly lightbody. Some orange make an unusual addition to the medium intensity smokiness. Lightly yeasty. Fairly low bitterness. Very interesting, but I still prefer the more traditional Franconian renditions.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quickly fading off-white cover over the very cloudy, rather murky dark brown liquid. Well smoked nose, strongly malty, earthy, toffee-like and woody in its smokiness. Covering a certain fruitiness underneath, possibly nectarines and prunes. A bit phenolic in its smokiness, almost band-aidy. A small touch of leafy hops complete the flavour profile. The mouthfeel is quite chewy, thickened by the remaining yeast in the bottle. Very shy carbonation accentuates this feel, but it never appears too sweet. Just nourishing, but I find the yeastiness takes a bit too much room. Not a favorite smoked beer, but a very smokey one indeed.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
20060922 Bottle shared at Dickinsonbeer’s O-Fest. This one I’m sure is from MullMan as I’ve got ’thanks Joe’ written here in my notes. Unfortunately, this one did not quite live up to the great hope I had for it. The initial aroma reminds me of an 80s hotel room. Now there’s the first time I’ve used 80s hotel room as an aroma descriptor. What I noticed, I think, was a stale cigarette smokiness at first, coupled with some chemical/minty air freshener aromas. Well, it certainly got better than that sounds. Nice mild aromas of wood, brine, mineral, and it’s kid of oddly seaweedish. There’s a pervasive mintiness up front - it’s odd and reminds me of HW Jakeldricka. Unfortunately flat and rather thin.
yespr (40178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 50 cL bottle thanks to Papsoe/Ungstrup. Pours deep brown and rossa with an almost chalkwhite head. Aroma of smoke, I’m placed somewhere on Bornholm near a smoked fish house or in South of Jutland with a smoke sausage (spegeåølse). It clearly has a meat flavour to it. Aroma hops blend lightly into the smoke. Flavour has a fantastic good body providing a meat flavour and a lovely malt flavour which is blending nicely into the beers dominating smoke flavour and providing a fantastic uplifting experience. Most of all, the smoke makes this a real joy.
Fantastic brew concluding another great tasting arranged by Papsoe, cheers!
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Very unclear orangey brown with an off-white head. Distinct, baconish smoke aroma. Medium body, some roasted malt and otherwise completely dominated by these, fat, baconish smoke accents. Dry finish with a light, underlying tartness. A true Bamberg style smoke beer. 200507
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, via Storm I think. Pours a mostly clear brownish garnet colored body under a tight bubbled fizzy and foamy beige head. A good amount of sediment in the bottle. The nose has that aggressive campfire and smoked meat (bacon) quality that I really crave. This nose goes toe to toe with Aecht’s. Some dark fruit, yeast, and light alcohol also. The flavor is a little more reserved with the smoke. More campfire than meaty, with a little bit of an ashy note. A good amount of malt complexity here too, with some toasted, roasted, and slightly husky grains. Mouthfeel was the least favorite component of this for me. A little too much fizzy carbonation to me, but still adequate body to retain a sturdy feel. The yeast added a little softness. Pretty good overall, above average for a smoked, but in the end fell short of Aecht’s offerings. Keep trying though Mikkeller!