Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist little improvised festival for the Denmark-Sweden Football matchup of June 2nd. Hazy garnet body wears a thin white cover that resumes to a ring. Profound leather nose is complemented by mild tart, soily and very salty pomegranate and pineapple. Not very sweet at all that beer. Pear also emerges from the beefy malts bearing a mild acidity. A small leafiness tries to integrate the taste profile, but the malts are too much. Rather strong bodied, slow-going medium carbonation. A very, very smokey example, but without the smoothness and versatility of others.
motelpogo (6781) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rbesg06. on tap at the rover. deep brown colour with a slim white head. aroma of burnt rubber, sweat and licorice allsorts. faint whisky quality and some light tarry smoke and then a quite bitter finish which all works well
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
KSBF 2006 after-party brought by Kramer. Pours a clear amber with a thin diminishing off white head. Aroma is meaty and smokey- slmost like a smoked pigs ear thing for dogs- some woody campfire harsh burning hints as well, along with light phenols as it warms. Some more sharp smokey and plasticy phenols in the flavor, light burning rubber, some sulfur, more smoked meats- bacon and hickory smoke. Slick and sweet mouthfeel- good body and a pretty good finish. Nice smoked.
MiP (13676) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 Bottle, 6.3%. Salami-like smoke aroma, like good spegepølse. Quite dark brown colour, unstable head. The flavour is nicely smoky, quite like whisky. A little salty. Good mouthfeel and a very good smokiness. 8 4 8 4 18
EBF08. Very smoky aroma, salami and wood. VERY smoked flavour, like eating leftovers from last night’s bonfire. Quite nice. Clear amber colour. 7 3 7 3 17
sloth (2507) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
KSBF after fest party, bottle supplied by kramer17801, thanks Jason! Small tan head that fades quickly leaving small spotty laceing behind. Clear, amber/copper hued brew. Smokey nose, ashes, sorta dusty. Body is med/light, lightly oily. Smokey, roasty flavors, notes of bandaid, light medicinal notes as well as some burnt malts. A touch tangy. Dry, smokey finish. Thanks again Jason!
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBESG 2006. Delightfully smoky. If you’re looking for a shot of bacon whiskey, this should serve as a suitable approximation.
kramer (5041) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle, via rickgordon, shared at Kennett Square Brewfest after-party 2006. Pours a clear dark copper under a fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin film. Aroma is full of smoked malt with some delicious smoked meat notes. Very sharp and clean. Flavor is just great, with in your face smoke and moderate maltiness. Finishes with a moderate bitterness and a long lingering campfire smokiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with very soft fine carbonation. Finishes lightly dry. Overall, this was quite a great Smoke beer. It really was up there with some of the classic brews I’ve had from Aecht Schlenkerla, not on par, but up there. Who would have guessed that this was from Sweden? These guys at Närke are really putting out quality stuff. Hopefully they will step up bottling efforts and get more of this stuff out to the world.
rlgk (11054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, almost black color, nice lasting brownish head. Roasted aroma, smoke, woody, ashes, malty. Malty smoke flavor, dark chocolate notes.
Earlier Rating: 2/5/2006 Total Score: 2.8
Dark amber, small head. Aroma brings smoke and mot much more. Smoky flavor, some malt and a bit salty.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Redbrown colur, almoust black. Begie lasting head. The arom and flavor have a lot from smoke and burnt wood. But it´s also sweet and malty. There is also plums and chocolate to this.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of smoked bacon and roasted malts. Tastes of smoke, roasted malts, and light caramel.