VastActiv (3524) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, hints of whisky, some sweetness, caramel, hints of tar, cyrup and malts. Quite weird.
chrisv10 (12015) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ CBC, 14. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, smoke and a little meat. Flavour is malt, caramel, berries, smoke, little meat, medium sweet and toasted.
Ktwse (2560) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy reddish with low off-white head. Aroma of smoke and peats. Taste is smoky and peaty. Smooth, rich with soft carbonation.
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Ernest (6546) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from the brewer at Gaenstaller Zoiglstube).
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted/roasted grain), with STRONG notes of smoke (peat/Islay whisky, campfire, chimney) and juniper.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Smoke bomb! Even after all the liquid is gone from the glass, it still smells intensely of Islay whisky and campfire. Schlenkerla is only faintly smoky by comparison. Maybe a little intense even for me, but damned clean and balanced in the mouth.
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by H.G. at the Zoiglstube. An exceptionally soft body with a layered and complex nose of salty peat smoke, soil, earth, nuts, wood, twig, seed crackers, and more. Very rich, sweet and beefy malt with astounding clarity of all components. Islay-like malt, juniper wood, leather, smoked sea salt, good god. Savory and salivating with remarkable fluffiness. This might be the closest smoke character to Islay malt I’ve experienced. And only 10% of the grain bill being Gotland smoked malt, it really does boggle the mind. Unreal.
BRW (1328) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Hazy dark brown colour with off-white head. Smoke, peat, roasted, leather aroma. Smoked, peat taste,some caramel. Medium body.
VsXsV (2657) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Cloudy deep brown liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of peat, smoke, ash, bread, bacon, sweet toffee and light chocolate. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of peat, smoke, toffee, dried fruit, bread and toast. Light to medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really nicely drinkable and smoky. Delicious.
Theydon_Bois (11675) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13.
Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin light tan head.
Nose is big on smoke, light roast, TCP, antiseptic qualities, toffee.
Taste follows, light sugars, TCP, medicinal notes, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, plenty of smoke in the finish.
Ok rausch, a little OTT on the TCP/Medicinal notes.
TheJvd (944) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Borefts 2013. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is soft smoked, ash, peat and burnt wood. Taste is some caramel with lots of smoke, peat and burnt wood. Medium body and carbo. Nice stuff!
Bosbouw (1622) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heldere cola kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt lekker sterk naar bacon en rook. Smaakt iets bitter hop en duidelijke assmaak.