Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Ma Che, Roma, 11/02/14.
Almost clear copper come amber with a good sized light beige head.
Nose is smoked malt, peaty tones, earthy, toffee, smoke dominates.
Taste comprises smoked malt, smoked meats, peat, toffee, grain.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying smoked infused close.
All about the smoke which it carries off pretty well for me - no for the rausch newbie!
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (shared w/brewer at Gaenstaller).
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel, toasted bread), with notes of apricot, smoke, candy/brown sugar.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Really delicious stuff, well-balanced and super clean. Nice interplay of smoke and fruit and cookies etc. Hope to have a whole bottle to myself someday.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by H.G. at the Zoiglstube. The smoked malt on first whiff seems peat-like but further passes show it’s more reserved and meaty and the juniper gives it a quiet herb and twig and forest rain character. Creamy, soft carbonation, very clean throughout, malt is soft and supportive. Lingering mild juniper spice in the finish with an exceptionally rich meat and peat smoke quality. Low sweetness with a beefy full body and rich frothiness. Truly remarkable flavor expression and balance.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Orange-brown hazy "sunset" body with a medium off-white head - this beer looks stunning! :-) Aroma is smoke, honey, forest, moss, hints of wood and juniper twigs. Taste is honey, wood, grass, moss, dark caramelly malts, grains, hints of syrup and herbs. Really nice. Full body, medium carbonation. Original and great stuff.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Hazy red-brown body. Syrupy campfire smoke aroma with earthy funky notes. Sweet-dryish pine needle and syrup taste with smoky funky barnyard notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish medicinal lingonberry afteraste with strong sheep barn and pine needle notes. Nice and drinkable. (0.15l draft at Haand 13.)
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Borefts 2012. Amber-plum colored in the glass with a heavy lacing off-white head. The aroma has a swift of smoke over it with sweet ham and nuts. Quite enjoyable even though it’s not extreme in any way. In the taste it has a red-sour berry flavor with smoke and a sugary sweetness. Quite tasty. Ends light astringent and mouthdrying. 30.09.2012
Meilby (6347) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2013
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peat, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and peated finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
gunnar (4865) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Haand 2013. Pours hazy brown with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is smoke, peat and some malts. Taste is light sweet malty, plenty of tar and smoke presence. Medium bodied.
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 29.09.2012, tap @ Borefts:
Lett sødmerik og røykt lukt med preg av lettrøykt malt, humle, fjøs, karamell, lettrøykt skinke, gras. Frisk lett tørr smak med preg av malt, humle, tre, karamell, røykt skinke, gras, høy. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from tap at Haandøl 2013. Nose reminiscent of a matchbox with mixed used and new matchsticks. Mouth is pungent smokey acidic and sweet with pleasant vanilla notes. Full bodied, dry tongue. Clar orange colored body with a light brown film.