King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with brown foam layer. Roasty sweet smoked nose. Calm, sweet, roasty and malty. Easy to drink and without an indicator for the abv content. Calm and sweet aftertaste.
anstei (1051) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. So this is a smoked barley wine? Interesting, it would also qualify as an imperial stout. There are some smoked notes, but mostly its sweet and thick and heavy and dark. Can’t find the barley wine in there, except maybe for the foam.
dambor (371) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with ruby reflexes. Very nice head staying for long, which is a big plus for a 11%ABV brew. Aroma: smoke, plum, dried fruit. Taste: smoke, plum, toast, dark malt, great hoppy finish. Very good.
Maris (1365) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 500ml bottle on 10/1/2016 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours an opaque extremely dark amber with a medium white head. The nose features light smoke, dark fruit and some caramel. Bursts with flavour with lots of peat, smoke, bacon, caramel, maple syrup, dates, spice and rye. Quite hoppy with a lingering bitterness. Syrupy with lovely mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Streets ahead of the bourbon barrel version I tried some time ago. Really nice stuff.
AnG_BrgNor (479) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of malt, smoked and bacon.Taste is smoked, with tar, malt and some caramell. Full bodies and some bitterness. Alcohol is not present. A quality beer. Well worth a try.
scirtes (407) - POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bb 21.12.17 (bottled 21.12.12). Pours very dark amber, coppery, with beige head and nice lacing. Aromas of peat smoked malts, lots of sweetness, dried fruits. Very sweet, with light bitterness. Average carbonation, oily and smooth texture, with pleasant alcohol. Very good, complex and intriguing beer.
SinH4 (2530) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown-amber color with amber highlight, tan head. Aroma is slight smoke, plums, very pleasant. Taste is very malty, plums, with a very pleasant light smoke. Slightly sweet, bitter finish, quite some hops in there. Lively carbonation. The alcohol is not sharp. A very nice brew!
Kosmokrator (847) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ale particolarissima e complessa che avvolge il naso con sentori di frutta, mou, cereali e note fumose. Al palato è vinosa e setosa, le note affumicate inizialmente colpiscono duro ma sorso dopo sorso diventano più melliflue fondendosi con i malti, il miele amaro e il caramello. Una birra sontuosa, da centellinare!
ston3s42 (174) - - OCT 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite black with no head. Complex tastes of smoke, spices and Christmas. Full body, medium carbonation, and a seasony aftertaste. A bit too much Christmas
DroolYeast (962) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ basement beer bar. Aroma of smoke, vanilla, caramel alcohol. Dark red brown with off-white head, tiny lasting. Taste of smoke, fruit, alcohol. Full body, oily texture, light carbonation, smoky fruity finish.