erickok (3529) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat clean copper body with creamy beige head. Dry hops, dough, twigs, carton (but not in a bad way) and a nice rich yet not punchy smokey base. Light smokey taste as well. It’s just not my kind of thing. (75cl bottle at Deanso’s tasting)
jmgreenuk (4333) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a Den Haag RB tasting. Poured reddish brown with a big frothy off white head. A rich smoky aroma but not overpowering. The flavour is smoky woody malty with coffee and spicy liqourice on the palate. A truly hand crafted ale.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark cola with a tanned head. Very nice balanced smoke aroma alongside with woody notes and a nice malty backbone. Flavor is bittersweet with a lot of smoke present. The balance in this beer is amazing. Medium bodied and carbo. Great!
deanso (5248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle courtesy of Denk.
Thin white head. Amber clear pour. Smokey taste. Nice brew.
tkrjukoff (4057) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ SMÖF 2012. Pours clear amber brown with a small tanned head. Aroma is smokey sweet acidy malty salty acidy and a bit fruity. Flavor is sweet smokey acidy, like sousage and bitter. Finishes bitter acidy.
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SMÖF 2012. Pours dark copper with a small light brown head. Smells and tastes smoked meat with a smoked meat bitter finish.
daje (2450) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Haand Festival 2012. Clear amber body, low beige head. Aroma of smoke, malt, leather. Taste of sweet malt. juniper, wood, and light smoke, which last into aftertaste.
Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught @ Borefts 12. Slightly unclear copper color, small to medium sized a bit creamy off-white head. Smell malts and heavely peated or smoked or both, almost like fingerpaint I used as a kid. Damn I hate that smell. Taste is slightly better, but here also the fingerpaint-resembling peat / smoke comes through. Low to medium body, medium carbonation. Not my thing at all.
jackl (4595) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is smoked ham, soft honey comb, smooth dark malt flavors and dried wood. The taste is more smokey ham, charred wood. Delicate herbal hop burn on the finish. Very smooth, nicely executed. Not my favorite collection of flavors (smoke), but good for what it is.
Leighton (10954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours clear, ruby-gold with a fine, off-white cream head. Nicely rounded smoke aroma. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of dry caramel, pleasant smoke, faint honey-cured ham. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Good, balanced finish, some toasty bread, rich smoke, a bit more ham. Quite nice.