MarcoDL (3878) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange pour. Aroma of strong peat, smoke and malt. Taste of heavy peat, smoke, sweet malt, caramel and ripe fruit. Better than expected, but a bit one dimensional.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is delicious peat, caramel, taste is similar, sweet up front, dry finish.
RickFifty (995) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.25L, Bbe 25.10.14, batch 879. Golden color, white head. Peated nose, caramel, light malty, hint of apple. Peated taste, sweet, fruity, definitely drinkable. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Mesjasz (873) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong aroma of bitumen, burned electronic, earthy, basement. Taste even more extreme than aroma. This is good stuff, but only for people with specific taste :)
Garlic_of_Doom (623) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Knutsens, thanks!
Amber with a minimal white foam lid. Some foam clinging to the glass. Nice.
Aroma has peat, peat, peat, smoke and some fruity notes in the background.
Taste is smoky with peat, slight bitterness and no alcohol.
Medium body, low carbonation, dry mouth feel.
Dry peaty after taste.
One sided but tasty.
nimbleprop (7201) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
25cl bottle pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose is crayon and burnt tire and rubber band and plastic. Flavor is smoke, malt, some beech wood, salty bacon, very industrial though, plastic and paint. Full bodied, smokey finish.
radagast83 (7081) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the main DC December gathering. Poured a murky golden color with a white head. Lots of peated smoke in this one, like a super peated whiskey. Strange, I want to hate it, but sipping it made for a pretty enjoyable experience.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at the DC December Gathering #2. Thanks nimbleprop. Murky yellowish brown with off-white head. Aromas of huge peat and smoke, that’s about it. Tastes of huge peat and smoke, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (7230) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Fairly terrible. More peat than Townsend. Pours amber with decent head. Smokey as hell. Not much balance of any kind. Bottle shared by nimbleprop.
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,25L brygget 10/12, takk Kjetil (BKL 2014). - "Almost Undrinkable" caveat stamp. wasnt’t prepared for a dark honeyblond pour. Massive medicinal peat chlorine in the nose, Lagavulin and Laphroaig turf, over sweetish honeypop malts. Flabby maybe due to age, yet still keeping that balance between chloric peat and sweetish honeybread. Actually drinkable enough, a nice hint of coasts more rugged than the Black Forest.