Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. A really interesting beer. Pours a dark amber with a soft, creamy tan head. Aroma holds notes of fruit, citrus hops, booze, caramel and smoke. Flavor begins sweet with lots of citrus and fruit punch then gives way to smokey malts. Really weird but really good. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and some mild warmth. Finishes with some citrus hops and short smoke. Very good.
NMC01 (70) - DENMARK - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Lovely barley wine with fair hop amount. The smokey note is vague and evenfurther quickly disappearing. Sweet with the notorious dried fruit taste profile which is nicely balanced with the proper hop burden. As always Nøgne Ø is the provider of excellent ales. The beer is wrongly categorized as a smoked; it should have been classified as a barley wine-style.
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50 cl bottle) It had a sweet flavour of cupcakes, oranges, caramel and dark bread. Fairly complex and interesting, I didn’t actually know this was a barley wine when I had it and had problems getting the style right.
pilsnerrogge (2711) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark -almost black- brown with a small, creamy head. Aroma is smoke and bacon with some suble notes of chocolate. Sweet, thick syrup-y mouth feel. Flavour is quite sweet and has notes of charcoal, smoke and warming alcohol. Interesting.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho.
I dont remember it being that smokey, but i really dug it, tons of weird herbal flavors, light in body and easy to drink. had hints of lipton, unique and tasty.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at rattle n hum. A waxy smokey, roast malts, caramel. Decent brew but not amazing.
finol (2719) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a beige head.
Licorice and light smoke. Good but simple.
Furseth (2045) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle,from Systembolaget: Dark hazy red/black colour, nice creamy Head. Aroma is sweet malty, dark choclate, raisins, tar, smokey, alcy, and a nice smokey/bitter ending, Flavor had a nice cramy mouth feeling of smokey,tar, citrus, vanilla,dark choclate,werry round mouth feeling, that was a surpice for a beer who has a style as smokey. Enyway nice medium body,and a nice creamy sweet chocolate/smokey finish, This reminds moore than a IMP Porter/Batlywine than a smokey beer.
Well done Mr. Jikun!
larsniclas (6337) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a beige/off-white head.
Slightly smokey, roasted aroma. Sweet fruits.
Oily palate with an almost sugary sweetness. Loads of sweet fruits and slightly smoked; tar, wood, chocolate...
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, new exclusive Norwegian brew Anno 2009, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex smoked brew, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!