Sigmund (5120) - 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.
Geokkjer (5750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Haand2012. Pours amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma of smoke, berries, some malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet smoked malt with some red berries and wood. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice smoked beer.
SirLimpsalot (2159) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lite lade back rökighet, fin frisk smak och en trevlig fyllighet. En helt ok öl, men jag har glömt den ganska snabbt.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours an almost clear amber with an off-white head. Thick and greasy Bamberg-style smoke aroma. Medium body, sweet caramel but completely dominated by the smoke. Lightly bitter finish. 200412
Vignale (2064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, småbryggeriernas beer festival, Malmö. Another strange experiment beer from Närke. Sweetness from the malts and a little bitterness. So far a double bock. Lots of leather, sligthly smoky, maybe a bit thin but lots of tastes that comes together nicely.
BeerSkull (1307) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2012
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival:
Aroma and taste of smoke, leather, sweaty horse, dung and manure. One among the most disgusting beer I’ve tasted! Pretty much in the same character as "Närke Bäver".
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gotlandsdricke! It’s been a while since I’ve had one of these. Amber and slightly hazy. The aroma is heavily smoked with rich caramel. Has a richly smoked character, flat and a little bit phenolic as one would expect from the style. Interesting, a good example of this rare style.
daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Billy Ross just pulled this out and shared it at our pre-hunahpus tasting. Wow! Amber/brown pour. Nice smoke aroma with some toffee background notes. Flavor is charred oak, smoke, caramel. Very nice.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite the smoked beer here. Like licking a piece of charred wood but is good way. Definitely not for the tame of heart. Light body, pale copper. Smoke fades and doesn’t linger to clean up nicely.
50belair (2254) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by Billy Ross at the pre-Huny tasting. Clear brown pour with a small off white head. Huge smokey nose. The smoke is much more muted in the taste with a big caramel malt backbone. Medium in body with good carbonation. Nice...