pentaz (1255) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ CBC2014. Pours clear red/dark amber wit ha frothy tan small head. Aroma is peat, caramel, smoke, juniper, earth and phenols. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is near medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes balanced with smoke.
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peat and smoke. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long peat smoked finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Cunningham (5449) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Amberish color with a off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Not as much peat as expected.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Caramel, toffee, mild roasted, oak and mild peat.
Overall impression: A smoked ale even I can drink.
Personal stats: On tap at Haand 14 in Drammen, Norway
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 3rd Session. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of peat, wood, clean, flavor is slightly sour with wood, peat, slightly sweet very clean and pleasant, medium to full bodied. Nice
Linnet (1265) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavily peated, smoke, ash, dry coffeelike, transluscent Brown/reddish colour, lots of smoke, light bite, mid-sweet, salty, medium body, average carbonation, smokey finish.
ClubGonzo (4611) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Dark clear bronze-hued mahogany body, medium creamy light beige head. Aroma is tons of peat, wood, smokey grains and hints of chlorine (probably a side effect of all the intense peat tones), caramel and hints of burnt sugar. Taste is earthy leaves, smoke, wood, peat and hints of botter herbs, burnt grass and burnt sugar. Full body, medium to high carbonation. A bit too bush-smokey for me in all its peaty glory, but this is really a beer for all the Laphroig lovers out there.
hackobock (2169) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC. Pours clear red with a tan head. Aroma is peat, spicy juniper, caramel and dried fruits. Medium sweet taste with a nice peat background that lingers for a while. Smooth.
Borup (7546) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of oak, smoke, caramel, malt, whiskey and fruity notes.
jookos (3344) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ CBC14-red. Reddish brown. Beef jerky, bbq woody charcoals. Medium bodied. Well smoked, peaty, like an Islay whiskey. Feels almost overpowering peaty right now. But enjoyable nontheless.
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Peat, tar, smokey wood and burnt rubber in aroma. Bit of raw vegetables, earthy notes and even some sweet smokyness in taste.