MrFecesious (660) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky, muddy water colour, with quickly vanishing tan cap. Aroma is raisin, rye, smoked/charred wood, molasses. Taste is much more smoke and rye. Still dark fruit malt but with smoke that lingers just enough. Quite good.
GL2814 (322) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a really unique beer, and the hickory smoke flavor is present but not overpowering.
Osprey87 (930) - London via, WALES - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chilled bottle from Utobeer, picked up a fortnight ago. Bottled Jan 2012. Smell is quite pungent sweet smokiness. Dark red, almost entirely black with hardly any head forming, no lacing, some legs. Body is medium, syrupy rather than foamy. Taste is wood, smoke, ash, background liquorice and caramel. Slightly medicinal. Peated whisky and some red wine qualities too. Very strong wood and smoke, but it doesn’t feel overdone. Some astringency in the finish. Nice to try something a bit different, though it’s certainly an acquired taste.
Lowenbrau (1485) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Shared with Andrés Lúpulo. Nice smoked.Smooth, some roasty, subtle smoke that develops much more with increasing temperature. Thick palate, soft carbonation, some caramel and liquorice notes. Rounded. NIce one.
andrewturba (756) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy dark copper/brownish colour with large tan head that sticks all over the glass. Aroma is peaty! I love peaty... Dried fruit, wood, hickory smoke, faintly malty and reminds me of a peaty scotch. Flavour is peaty, wood, sweet dark fruits, sweet malts, caramel, faint alcohol and a mild bitterness. This is absolutely fantastic but peaty and smokey brews are my bread and butter.
Reimer96 (860) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear deep ruby red with a frothy and lacey off white head. Aroma of peat, hickory, wood, licorice a d so. Excellent sweet dried fruits. Taste is woody, peaty, hickory smoke, ask licorice into a nice thick full bodied smoked beer. Nicely hopped and balanced well with the malts And the medium high carbonation bring a full assault of flavors in your palate.
deity (4) - Norrköping, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Interesting to try since nogne usually produces great stuff. This beer was an exception to that though. The heavy smoke aroma overpowers anything of interest in the beer, added to a sweet taste it makes a beer that’s difficult to drink. Shame when it looks so good
Gerbeer (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with light white head, Big aromas of hickory/birch/peat smoke with licorice and plums. Not sure how to rate the flavor - smoke overkill and I am not a fan of smoke overkill - burnt wood with sweet sugary notes. A mix of double smoked bacon and molasses.
TyggaBrown (339) - NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much my all time favourite smoked beer. Licorice and wine and barrel-aged aroma. The alcohol is nicely taken out of the big picture, despite the 11%. Nicely balanced, a lot of great bitterness, but smoked ales will never be my favourite.
BRW (466) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Brown-reddish colour with no head. Smoked aroma, remembered me york ham. Sweet, malty and caramel taste. Also very smoked taste. Medium body.