superspak (3003) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but should be at least a year old. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown with a thin light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin film that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, molasses, toast, pine, citrus rind, raisin, smoke, wood, spicy rye, bread, earth, tobacco, herbal spiciness, and light alcohol esters. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of molasses, caramel, fig, toast, pine, citrus rind, floral, biscuit, raisin, prune, smoke, spicy rye, earth, tobacco, wood, and herbal spiciness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, dark fruits, tobacco, toast, earth, spicy rye, light smoke, wood, light pine, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. The minimal carbonation definitely works well here. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked rye barleywine. Great flavor complexity, depth, and balance; very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Bov (9969) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from la Mise en Bière - pours a very dark brown beer with a little beige foam left; fairly smokey aroma, malty and with notes of leather, cloves and tobacco; full-bodied and with a solid sweetness overwhelmed by a strong bitterness, fairly umami; quite dry and long smokey finish with more notes of tobacco and unfortunately also eugenol (dentists cabinet flavors) - hard to know what to make of this one
Stuu666 (4743) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is smoky, caramel, fruity, taste is similar, dry.
Florya (527) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: Deep brown color, tan head Aroma: malt, smoke, meat. . Palate: medium to full body, long finish
fugitive (1492) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Color dark brown with small white head. Aroma leather. roasted, malt, spiced. Taste bitter, roasted, roasted, smoked.
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer smoky. Creosote and coal burnt aroma, smoky flavor. This porter brewed over a campfire. Specifically, but liked it.
aleigator (340) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, murky mahogany color, with a small, soon fading head.
Smells of smoked, slightly salted toffeeish malts, among bakers chocolate, molasses, honey and a hint of floral hops.
Starts earthy, almost dusty, then turns sweeter, due to the toffeeish, slightly toasted malts which embrace a cane sugary smokiness. The smoke is unexpected sweet and finds its balance in a salty whiff, as well as heavy, wooden notes. The predominant sweetness gets countered by an earthy, slick bitterness, which finishes with smoky ham, and warm, slightly spiced old wood.
Franckg (200) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Les arômes sont concentrés sur le sucre, le fumé et un quelque chose qui fait ressortir des souvenirs d’une visite chez le dentiste ou le médecin. En bouche, tout commence bien. Un bon goût de barleywine bien sucré envahit le palais. Une touche subtil de fumé arrive par par la suite et donne un côté interessant à la bière. Par la suite, le cauchemar. Les arômes de pharmacie revienne et font alors penser à un diachylon de tissu beige. Ca ne goûte alors que la stérilisation et l’envie de vomir s’en suit. La dégustation prend fin lors du versement du restant de la bière dans le drain.
sdg (87) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color, hazy; lasting tan head - aroma: very malty, notes of honey and chocolate, very strong aroma of smoked bacon or cheese, bread - taste is medium sweet at first, then medium bitter - full body, thick and oily texture, soft to average carbonation - long bitter finish with notes of smoked cheese and wood.
Eructoblaster (3196) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 500ml. Black body with an average, lasting, beige creamy head. Rich, complex, strong malty/hoppy aroma with smokey, bacon, and chocolate hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its robust taste carries yeasty, smokey, and woody notes. Ends with a long, warming, woody finish. Very interesting.
antonstoop (210) - - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoked bacon, fruit, roasted malt, raisons, Taste is pretty smoky too, with tar, ashes, licorice, raisin, herbs, quite massive and complex. It is bit on the sweet side, which is a shame, it does'nt need it. Aftertaste is a bit dry, smokey and a strong malty backbone. A nice smoked beer, but too sweet for me.
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