abemorsten (1830) - Mosterøy, - JAN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 0,25 l bottle at Cardinal. Clear golden with a white film. Aroma of brick fireplace. Smokey, malty, chemical sweet. Medium to full body.
Theis (11061) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden/amber - white head. High peated, sweet notes, toasted, light citrus, caramel, ok fresh notes, bandaid, smokey. Lovely - acturally rather dirinkable.
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a murky hazy golden colour with small head. Aroma is full-on peaty, berries and juniper. Flavour is peat, meat, berries, hay, wood, grass and very low bitterness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, peaty, tar finish. Rather interesting and this isn’t as over-the-top I was expecting.
laiti (3924) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl bottle @ wPBF. Bottle #04171. Batch #879: brewed 25.10.2012, BBE 25.10.2014. Thanks oh6gdx!
Aroma is rather nice with smoke and peat. Like an islay whisky without stinging alcohol. Flavour has lots of peat, some smoky notes and hints of ash. Also some fruity notes with peaches. Quite intensive, but not as hardcore as I expected. Actually this is quite pleasant.
olio (4075) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25 cl bottle @ wPBF’13. Bottle #04171. Batch #879. Brewed 25.10.2012. BBE 25.10.2014.
Pours hazy golden color with a minimal head. Aroma of quite strong peat notes, some hay, malts, some smoky notes and wood. Flavor of wood, peat, hay and malts. Dry palate. The peat is a bit too strong on this one.
oh6gdx (18531) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (thanks Cunningham!). Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is butter and clean peated malty aroma. Flavour is peated malts, mild smoked wood and some slight bready notes.
larsga (5324) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite head doesn’t last. Amber body made hazy by small
particles. Intense smoky gasoline aroma with lingonberry bush
and pine forest floor notes. Sweet charcoal smoke and pine
forest floor taste where nothing much else can be made out.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel initially, but it leaves some
heat, and eventually an almost burning feeling. Dryish fruity
lingonberry aftertaste with propane and smoky whisky notes.
Smoky flavours linger for a long time. A seriously weird beer,
unlike anything I have ever had. Surprised it’s so pale and
sweet. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, web order.)
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml bottle, batch 879 from Vinmonopolet Langnes. Fragile white head at the top of a near-clear amber coloured body. Robust and very delightful aroma of peated malts, semi-dry. Peaty taste together with creosol and burning grass supported by ripe fruits. Lingering finish, mid sweet and mid dry. Noticeable but well integrated alcohol. Tasty beer with a gorgeous aroma (Tromsø, 13.04.2013).
thebeertourist (4257) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a smallish white head. Heavily smoked malts aroma as expected. Hints of sweet malts, covered by overwhelming smoked meat flavours. An interesting beer in all its extremity.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@CB. .Pours golden with a off-white head. Aroma if malt, some rope, smoke, some fruitiness and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some smoke, tar and roap. Medium body, average carbonation.
abstractbeer (209) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl bottle from local vinmonopol. Golden orange, some sediment. Small head. Aroma is old leather and peated single malt whisky. The flavor is, as expected, very peated. Tons of smoke and leather here. Naturally it makes me think of smoked meat. Long lasting flavor. Very nice, and absolutely not undrinkable to me, but I’ll be sipping it slowly. Nice medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. I really like smokey flavors in general, so this is a fine beer for me. </br></br> If you can’t get enough of the smoke flavor: This beers goes well with smoked salmon and Bowmore whisky! Balance it out with cottage cheese or similar if you feel like you’re eating and drinking a bonfire.