goozen (2313) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Boreft Beer Festival ’12, Bodegraven: Clear amber/red coloured brew named after the goats of the god of thunder, Thor. Smokey taste and hints of fruits.
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Borefts 2012. Very ruby amber and a head that looks like milk with coffee. Nose is that of clean charcoal, defined sharper smoke, leather and some almost peated smoke in there.Taste is moderate easier smoke, leather, some tad sweeter darker malts, cleaner fresh-made charcoal, some mild berries, light touch of clean sourness. Medium bodied. This feels like a porter-like beer they probably made way back - what a take back from the description this is a doppelbock. Närke does appear to hark back to traditions which I do like. Probably lovelier to just drink as well than to just have a tasting glass of this.
Abio (1334) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big fan of smoked beers. But more moderated smoked at taste as smell. Amber coloured with an ok head.
Smoked, hops, biterness with slightly sour and sweetness.
kermis (2463) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Bushops Arms, Malmo. Pours clear amber brown with a tiny ring tan head. Aroma of smoke, leather, dark fruit and damp. Flavour is light to medium sweet and bitter, light smokey and slight watery. You would never know it’s 7.5%! Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A very nice smoke beer from a fantastic brewery.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smak av läder, malt. Rätt så stor sötma som räddas upp av beskan och gör det hela balanserat.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
30th September 2009
On tap at Borefts I. Very slightly hazy amber beer. Light smoke on a crisp palate. A little fruit and malt coming through before the minerally finish which is also dry. Decent.
Mortlach (713) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24/05/2012 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Ambrata, lievemente torbida, schiuma crespa poco abbondante e persistente. Al naso affumicato abbastanza deciso, note dolciastre maltate, luppolo poco percettibile. In bocca ha un attacco dolce, maltato, con un bell’affumicato abbastanza lungo. Corpo consistente, carbonazione medio-bassa. Come birra è molto interessante, ma secondo me ha un corpo e una nota di malto lievemente eccessivi.
MotherBrother (550) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Haand festival.
Pour reddish/brownish, with no head.
Aroma i a little smokey of leather, malty caramel.
Taste sweet, with a well balanced bitter aftertaste.
Average body, with a slight fizzy carb.
flavio_b (263) - ROME, ITALY - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @Macche. It recalls me the taste of a barley wine, to be honest. Bright red colour, medium persistence froth. The malt taste is very present. Strong enough. Medium carbonation. Good job!
Sigmund (4165) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival, Drammen. Deep orange to red colour, low head. Strong aroma of peat smoke and juniper smoke. The flavour is dominated by peat smoke and juniper smoke throughout. One-dimensional, not my cup of tea.