sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ Leuven Beer Innovation 2015, shared with the RB Belgian crew.
Cuivrée trouble, col blanc.
Pas grand chose à dire ici, c’est bien 100% tourbé tout en gardant une belle base maltée mais qui reste cependant au titre indicatif. Pointe de caramel, petit douceur grillée et on recommence avec une tonne de tourbe. Intense sans être surfait, et là je me régale.
JorisPPattyn (8328) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale, fully hazy yellow beer, under a small off-white head. Very smoked, with peat indeed, tarred gulfbreakers. Peat, tarr, Lapsan Souchong,... Medium bodied, extremely slick to oily (tarry?) feel, filmy. They promised the right thing. Smoked to the detriment of anything else.
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ Leuven innovation Beer Festival #1 - Color: hazy pale blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: domination of peat and earthy. Notes of malt, and really small caramel presence. Taste: very nice blast peat, with good taste and and balance of malt. Good persistence, and well balanced. Aftertaste: finish peat and malty. Good experience. Maybe it can be difficult to drink a bootle because of the taste of peat.
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing! Sampled bottled @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Hazy brown, little head. Nose is peated but the peat carries an oily, plastic, smoked quality, too plastic, no balance obviously, faint sweetness,… Taste is same, big plastic oily peat, very plastic & peated, smoke, light iodine, touch creamy chocolate quality underneath, tad chemical,… Lightly fizzy,… Unbalanced gimmick obviously. Not much to say here with nothing else the peat obtained a way plastic quality. Passable esp. for what it is.
ElDesmadre (2135) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 9, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from humlebingen.com, cheers! Lots of peat, asphalt and iodine above all. At least too much for my liking. It also has got a honeyish, citrusy touch and is surprisingly soft in terms of the mouthfeel. The aftertaste comes again with a punch of iodine. Well brewed but I guess I just don’t like being reminded of an army field hospital while drinking beer.
fiulijn (16174) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen; batch 879, brewed 25/10/12, bb 25/10/14 (tasted Jan 2014)
Cloudy deep blond color with quite small head, not persistent. The aroma is intense, very smoked, nothing as fat as the Bamberg beers or iodine as the Islay whiskey; it’s closer to a smoked mackerel; some iodine appears later. Good body strength; moderately sweet; the smoke takes strong wood notes and some light acidity that is out of tune; it’s a bit salty; correctly bitter.
Interesting, but the aroma is much better than the flavor and final.
Zwiebel88 (477) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brutal. In der Nase Schinken, Kabelbrand, Torf, leicht fruchtige Noten. Am Gaumen etwas Schinken, prägnante Süße, recht schmal.
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub, thanks Jaap! Murky yellowish brown color, virtually no head. Aroma is huge huge intense smoke, peat, fingerpaint and iodine. Taste is surprisingly doable, peat, iodine, fingerpaint and smoke again but way more balanced and soft than you would expect from the aroma. Pretty weird beer.
hawanna (2560) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Braukunst Live 2015 Festival
cereal, soy sauce, earthy, very much peated, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, full body, creamy, soft carbonation,
Alered (11) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
25 cL bottle in bar. Surprisingly clear presentation. Intense aroma of peat and smoke hits you as soon as you open the bottle and persists in taste, which is surprisingly not over the top/unbalanced. As someone who loves peaty and smoky Scotch, this was amazing. Tastes like what Ardbeg would make if they produced beer. The peat and smoke stayed in my mouth the rest of the evening, so perhaps best as a nightcap or alone. Despite the "Almost Undrinkable" label, it’s actually one of the most easy-drinking beers I’ve ever had. Would love to get it in a larger bottle.