PotjeBier (1295) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Murky, dark brown color. Dense beige head. Aroma: leather, and that’s pretty much the whole smell. Retronasal there’s more to it, smoke, sweet chocolate, hint of lactose (?). Flavor is medium to heavy sweet with leather & smoke. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Finishes with leather, roast & bitter
uckelman (144) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is smoke, leather. Very fine bubbles, thick tan head. Velvety mouthfeel. Amber, translucent. Taste is mineral and malt, but surprisingly not all burnt. Very pleasant.
dEnk (3109) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Borefts. Aroma is smooth smoky malt, some caramel. Flavour is smooth caramel, touch of smokey ash, roast and more. Great beer, lazy rate.
Nisse666 (3548) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at ÖÖWF 2012 cons 2012-11-16 Örebro
AR: heavy peatiness/smokiness, raw whiskey
AP: brown/amber thick and hazy, wee yellowish white head
F: heavy smokeiness, white sugar, wee grainy, wee alcohilc
Dazz3 (1429) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SMÖF 2012. Pours copper with a small white head. Smells smoky caramel malty. Tastes sweet roasted malt with a similar finish.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours a mostly clear, bright ruby with a creamy, white head. Big smokey malt nose with some ham and berries. Big sweet flavor with heavy smoke, light dirt, toasty bread, brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sturdy sweetness to finish with strong smoke, toasty brown sugar, light ash. It’s a big, fairly sweet rauchbier, but the overall character is really nice.
jackl (3476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep amber with a small white head. The aroma’s of smokey wood, dry haystack, plenty o’ ham. The taste is more sweet ham, honey, wood. Obviously there’s a hearty amount of smoke too. Some marzipan. Soft palate. Overall, not bad for a smoked beer. Man, these Swedes love their smoke!
stimulo69 (69) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasty, herbs, floral, smoke, licorice, juniper, brown, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, intreging beer due to smoke and herbal effects.
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Borefts 2011. Poured clear dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is smokey, peated malt and flora hints. Medium bodied with flavour of smoked caramel malt with a very dry roasted aftertaste.
77ships (3041) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ Borefts 2012. Black with a nicely lacing white head. Nose is a very heavy medicinal peat, hospitals can clean their instruments with this type of stuff, very well-done and clear, enough to scare away those who are not into this kind of stuff at the table with some smoke and what I assume is juniper blended in, lots of smoked whiskey malts. Taste is clean, sharp, easy to drink sharp medicinal smoked whiskey malts blended with some nice caramel sweetness as well, sweeter sea whiskey, some syrup, medicinal sweetness, heavy herb, what I assume is juniper is. Lightly oily body, easy to drink, wonderfully well=done stuff.