humlelala (954) - - 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.
kwik-lime (1264) - 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 (2949) - 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 (2665) - 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 (1000) - 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 (582) - 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 (462) - 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
hobsch (420) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at moeder lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is peaty, phenol, smoke. Smells like someone poured Laphroaig in my glass. Taste has light sweetness, some bitterness, roasted and smoked flavours and again a very strong peaty taste. Really strange brew. Not sure if I like it or hate it. But that’s my problem with Islay whisky too. At least unique, intense and bold.
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from erzbierschof - deep black color, medium beige head - peated aroma - peated flavor with hints of black malt - medium body, vanishing carbonation, medium bitterness, medium peated finish - really good, i like peated whisky and this beer is really well peated. Good job
CraftBeerNick (849) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home 8th September 2013. Quite a smokey little number, little too much iodine, aroma is smoke and bacon. Taste is smoke, quite nice, palate a little thin and some heavier carbonation. A little like Buxton, smokey and the bandaid, but not as good
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at "le sur mesure" in Nantes. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is very smoky. hop. Flavour is very smoky, roasted malt, hop, coffee. Medium to full body. A little bit too smoky for me. Y