humlelala (1046) - - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33 cl bottle from Chez Clem; Lot #1 BBD: August 2014) Pours black with medium, tan head that diminishes leaving some lace. Good regeneration. Aroma is peaty smoky rounded off very smoothly by the roasted malts, which are probably what reminds me a bit of a Limfjordsporter in this one. Watery texture, medium carbonation with a medium body and a light, dark and roasted finish. Taste is light, roasted dark with a little bitterness and not much in the way of smoke. A well crafted, French beer in a (for me) difficult category. I probably wouldn’t mind a bit more body in this one, though.
kerenmk (2678) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Black, with dark brown head. Peaty, petrol and ashtray in the nose, peaty, light bitterness and lots of smoke in the mouth. Sleek, medium-bodied, peaty finish. Awesome.
DSG (6470) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Dark brown with a beige head. Very peaty smoky aroma. Malty flavor, sweetish, with caramel, lots of peaty smokiness, some meaty smokiness and a dry finish. Medium-bodied. Very smoky, leaves your mouth feeling like an ashtray - pretty nice.
Wim (2941) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
with yves at his home black colored body with an off white head and a smoked malt hops grain aroma a smoked malt hops grain bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Yves (2391) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At my home with wim. Black colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Very smoked aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is very smoked bitter.
kwik-lime (1404) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from La Route des Bieres in Aix. Smoke, peat and smoked meats in the aroma. Very smooth palate, smoky taste with hints of bacon. Really good.
JulienHuxley (3547) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Tom. Black brown pour with thin head that disappears. Aroma is so peaty and smoky. Ouch. Taste has a thin silver lining of sweetness, but apart from that all is peat, smoke and iodine. Like the best of the worst scotches. Palate is pretty average, medium bodied and averaged carbed. Not very easy drinking.
tom10101 (3159) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330 ml). Dark brown with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is heavily peated with light caramel and hints of floral. Taste is also heavily peated with light sweetness and a tad of caramel. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Sticky finish. Unbalanced and straightforward. No complexity. The peat take all the place.
Kita (1232) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy black color with small creamy light brown head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of smoked bacon, smoked sausage, leather and hints of rubber. Taste starts with heavy roasted malt, follows strong smoky and fresh grainy, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, thick texture and average carbonation in palate. That’s the smoke I really like...
freretoc (904) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ultra spécifique comme bière, elle pote bien son nom, un peu dure à prendre au début elle sé libère vite pour apporter son arôme, peut être pas assez forte
LomYst (553) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
the sourness and the peat is clashing big time... it’s light and even a bit watery