Hammy78 (825) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle given to me by my wife for Father’s Day. Pours a light cola colour, super fluffy off white head, tons of lace. Nose is smokey, but not overpowering. Sweet malts. Tastes really sweet, a little spicy, the smokiness is strong at first then fades and becomes quite enjoyable. This is not my favourite style, but they did a great job.
Westchesterco (1239) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear amber color with a slight head. The aroma is shoe polish the taste is a smokey Gouda with a residual flavor of shoe polish. Hmmmm
Iphonephan (3966) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 50 cl bottle. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Smoky aroma. Flavors of caramel and peat. Pretty well disguised boozy finish.
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown color with an average, off-white head. Aroma was astringent alcohol, some fruity notes, light herbal notes. Too much smoke, meaty notes. Okay.
YantarCoast (353) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from GlavPivMag in Moscow. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, rye and fruit. Taste is very smokey. Don't really like this one.
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"pours dark and thick. somewhere between a porter and a barleywine. aroma of smoke, sweet malts, and fish? feel is thick, gotta pour hard to get head, but it’s thick as well. flavor is smooth but strong. fairly aggressive smoked malt, more fishiness (but not like Alaskan) very sweet, almost sticky. NOT an everyday drinker but a cool beer that got better as it went."
JulienHuxley (3852) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at SSAN V. Brown-black pour with no head. Aroma is smoky and grassy, some light boozy notes, menthol. Taste is pretty gross, tons of menthol, boozy sweet grainy notes, very boozy and minty, with a hint of smoke/iodine, the whole is very medicinal and not very enjoyable at all. Palate is heavy, harsh and boozy. Drainpour.
cnesmark (42) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50 cl, Vinmonopolet. Rye, dried fruits, smoke. Thick, pours like thin syrup. Dark brown, yet not opaque. Title is appropriate - this beer is suitable for when the sun turns.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
BMessiah (5) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours into glass in dark cola colour, very little quickly disappearing head and a little yeast residue. Smells strongly smoky, salty liquorice and a hint of banana. Tastes very smoky and salty, mixed with some berries. Aforementioned tastes hide behind roughly everything else. Salty smoke dominates the palate. Quite unique beer, but not the way I like to consume my barley wine.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoked bacon, fruit, roasted malt, banana. Taste is pretty smoky too, with tar, ashes, licorice, raisin, herbs, quite massive and complex.