superspak (3418) - 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.
AgentAle (1087) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, clove, toffee, smoked oak and a light earthiness. Taste is again rich malts, licorice, caramel, bourbon and sweet keg woods. Finishes with light tanin and earthiness. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
mtnw (17) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 500ml. Dark brown with small beige head. Micro lacing after 20-30 minutes. Solid gravity, pretty smoked, roasty aroma. Corresponding carbonation, masked alcohol. Perfect for cold evenings to drink from any glass you can warm with hands.
Hermod (4364) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@ taphouse. Dark brown, mahogany, thin off white head. Heavy smoke, meat, wood, tar in aroma. Flavor has licorice, tar, smoked wood. Thick, heavy and massive. The smoke is awesome here.
ruigo (1610) - PORTUGAL - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Deep brown colour with a tan head. Smoke, caramel and toffee in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is a bit aggressive at first with some smoked notes but balanced with some sweet fruity notes. A bitter finish. Overall, a good beer that takes a while to appreciate.
PriorL (2777) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small S&G tasting.
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: peated, chocolate, fruity.
TASTE: peated, chocolate, fruity, oké
Maakun (1538) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Dark reddish brown with short lasting off white head. Raisins, smoked ham, red wine, light cognac, sour red berries, black berries, light raw green vegetables. Brown sugar and dark brown bread. Quite sweet with a tart touch and light bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with slight booze. Quite nice.
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours murky brown with a tan head. Aroma is big smokey upfront with caramel, peat, toffee, sweet malt and a touch of overripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Quite nice but too high alcohol.
deanso (6627) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin creamy off white head. Smokey aroma. Clear burgundy pour. Smokey taste. Pretty good.
Werthergoethe (145) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
отлично& копчено& пиво, копчены& аромат, во вкусе копчено& солод. высокий градус не ощущает& пьется достато& легко.
Dominik92 (48) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Aroma: pedro ximenez cherry, dried fruits as plums, raisins and apricot, woody, vanilla, smoke, clove, alcohol, black color with frothy Brown head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long sweet finish with smoked raisins and plums notes.