markwise (3777) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting beer- cheers to the kind soul who opened this at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is some sweetness, big spice, some savory notes, some pepper, and some rye. Flavor is similar with a lot of spices happening at once- pepper, rye, mustard seed, and some sweetness along with the smoke and savory. Very complex beer with a lot going on. Medium in body and memorable.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Really spicy nose. Lots of pepper and caraway. Chocolate, smoke, and meaty, some cinnamon, and a bit of earth. The flavor is a bit reminiscent of pastrami. Meaty, smokey, and peppery. Caraway, pumpernickel, and a touch of chocolate. Sweet bread, cinnamon, and a bit earthy.
StoutHead (228) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Batch 61. Pours a deep ruby red with a minimal mocca head. Spicy aroma absolutely makes me think of pastrami. :-) Taste is so thick and heavy of fruits and spices it makes me think of Mikkellers Mexan Ranger. Very sweet and full bodied with a smoky aftertaste and a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste. Complex and interesting ale-type beer but a bit too fruity-weird for me.
Theis (11061) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yesp’s - Thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Raisins, fruity, caramel, spicy, toasted, licorice, light smokey notes, sharpness, light alcoholic, cinnamon, peppery.
madsberg (8778) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Burguncy coloured. Dense light beige head. Aroma: spice, liqourice, sweetness, some caraemel. flavour: spice, herbs, caramel, sweetness. Medium bodied. Ends spiced and herbal.
joergen (17339) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, spices and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of chocolate.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle
I picked this up a while ago on a trip to Chicago. So far I am very impressed with Pipeworks output. The local market is a tough one in which to carve a niche but they are doing it. Those of you who get to try their stuff fresh and on draft are lucky. Personally I cannot wait for them to shake up the GTMW (hopefully with no line).
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid reddish black base had a fringe of ochre head. Smoke, rye, and corned beef are accompanied by this strong spicy aspect. It’s not overwhelming but it smells like eating a well crafted reuben at Manny’s while inhaling light cigarette smoke.
Flavor / Palate - Smoke and rye stand out at first. Soon though a meaty transition smokes the back of the throat. Like a mouthful of liquid pastrami it hangs on the tongue. A soft carbonated finish is like a grocery store brand cola. This is a fine change of pace from the usual and a great reward for the adventurous.
yespr (25929) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced and slight herbal. Sweet, ginger and roasted. Bitter and slight herbal. Sweet and caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty finish.
Ungstrup (26193) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of smoke, iodine, and whiskey. The flavor is sweet with notes of spices, iodine, peated smoke, and wood, leading to a dry smoked finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of kanin1805. Pours a deep red with a slight haze and a creamy beige head. Spicy nose - cinnamon and cloves sticking out? Rich body, soft carbonation, subtle roast, ashy smoke - peat - with the spices chiming in a little late. A slight pepper bite. Some warming alcohol. A beer that wants to do too many things at once.... 030413