tfredvik (941) - Oslo, - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ta-daaa! Rating number 500, finally I’m a beer demigod! This one pours a dark copper body with a very small, light-brown head that pretty soon reduces to a thin film with some additional build-up at the walls of my snifter. Some lacing are left on the glass, but not much. The aroma is strong and is dominated by wood smoke and peat, but there are also some smoked meat and sausages. More importantly there are also definite hoppy notes in the back, making the aroma more refreshing than pure smoke and liquid meat. A hint of the high ABV can also be detected. The taste is heavy to moderate sweet and is elegantly backed up by a moderate plus bitterness. Initially the sugary flavour profile is govern by strong notes of smoke and peat with a solid hoppy resinous background. There are also vague elements of overripe fruits that magically transforms into sweet dark dried fruits as the beer warms up. I also get chocolate as the beer reaches a more fitting temperature. The mouthfeel is close to perfect, it’s lovely vinous with a full body, an oily texture and soft carbonation. The alcohol is masterly integrated. A very nice barley wine and by far the best smoked beer I’ve ever had! So, 500 ratings, how many more do I need before I stop feeling like a complete beer novice?
[50 cl bottle, batch 749B, enjoyed 10 months after bottling/9 years 2 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
morri (164) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny light brown head. Semi-clear dark brown/red body. Aroma is very sweet, smoked ham, bubblegum, tobacco and avocado. Mostly sweet on the tongue. The alcohol is very well camouflaged considering its 11% ABV.
Dohny (147) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Brown color with white off head. Aroma of smoke, iodine. Full body, moderat carbonation. Balance towards sweetness.
Gurthnar (1245) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is roasty and intensely smoky, peated, somewhat solventy. Dark brown colour. Taste is very sweet, and at the same time storngly smoky. Peated, lightly roasted. Light fruits, pear-plum. Very nice smoked experience.
Cuso (3791) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brrown color with medium beige head. Aroma of peated malt, sausages, bacon, medicinal notes. Sweet dark malt, sausages, peat, caramel, medicinal notes. Alcohol is clearly recognizable. Tasty.
MisoW (794) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma is smoked, ham, peated. Taste is smoked, ham, bacon, bit sweet, peated, caramel, iodine. Nice smoked, peated finish.
fajry (102) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska. Tmavo hneda farba. Vo voni ako aj v chuti citit jod, smolu a udeniny. Dochut jemne sladka na zaciatku. Potom pokracuje horkostou, jodovou a udenou chutou.
Metalchopz (2120) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slight hazy copper colour with nice ruby highlights. Big frothy and creamy beige head with great retention and thick foamy-creamy lacing. Dark fruit aromas with the roasted malts and quite peaty. The taste is pretty sweet at first sip, but calms down a little and stays rich afterward. Dark fruits, peaty and then spices show up in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy, a little oily. Alcohol well-hidden, but brew is a little too sweet and powerful overall. Could not have another, right away.
CRock (18) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First smoke beer I’ve tried. Obviously there’s a smoke aroma that you dont get with other beers. Overall good beer.
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner stabilen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv rauchig, etwas holzig, malzig. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, rauchig, alkoholisch, dunkle überreife Früchte, sehr intensives und komplexes Bier.
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/10/2012. From bottle. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with dried fruit, caramel and smoke. Nice balance between flavors, alcohol and the smokiness. Nice brew!