Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured hazy, with an amber color and a small tan head. Fruity, smokey aroma with hints of forest berries and honey. Well balanced bitter finish with a fruity aftertaste.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a clear and dark copper beer with a weak white head. The aroma is malt, weak smoke and weak peat. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is smoke. Overall a beer below average, and out of balance.
erickok (3745) - 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 (4794) - 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 (2660) - 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 (5580) - 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 (4100) - 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 (1554) - 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 (2609) - 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 (8748) - 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.