deanso (6511) - 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 (4169) - 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 (1590) - 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 (2648) - 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 (9929) - 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 (5611) - 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 (13850) - 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.
Travlr (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Borefts. Clear amber color, small tan head. Aoma of light
Y burnt toast and dark fruit. Taste is slightly sour prunes. Interesting.
goozen (3371) - 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 (5297) - 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.