The_Osprey (3218) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at Wholefoods, BB Aug 2015, 5%. Very dark brown, sparkling, big foamy off-white head, lacing doesnnít stick. Aroma is vegetable, especially cabbage, smoke, yeasty. Body is medium to light, spritzy carbonation, foamy. Taste is light with smoked ham, earth, metallics, toffee sweetness, dry finish with a light bitterness. Overall impression is a bit off. Itís OK. Body and aroma let it down.
wheresthepath (1787) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from St Albans Beer Shopís stall at St Albans Farmerís Market. Dark brown with a rapidly vanishing beige head. Far, far too fizzy. Fortunately the flavours make up for it- smoky gammon up front and then sweet banana and light chocolate. Possibly a little too sweet by the end- Iíd have liked a bit more meatiness. And the annoying fizz is still there too. Overall though itís an interesting and pleasant beer.
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours deep brown, nose is light smoke, banana, spices, taste is similar, sweet malt.
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. Bottle from Sourced Market, London. It pours a hazy amber color with a medium white head. Aroma is yeasty with spices and banana notes, surrounded by campfire and ashes. Taste is medium sweet upfront with yeast and banana, then more spices, wood smoke and ashes to give the beer a drier bitter finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. Good.
edsspoon (756) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours chestnut red with a light brown foamy head. Aroma of smoke, banana, roasted malt, coffee and flowers. Taste of coffee, earth and wheat with some apple ad flowers. Roasted malt, smoke and faint bitterness to end. medium body, high carbonation.
Stuartyboy (925) - SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H a clear brown ale with smokey petey flavours big smoke some grain coing through at the end
mr_h (3634) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Drygate, Glasgow (4.8% abv on the bottle label) - clear brown, lively beige head, peat smoked malt dominates the aroma and flavour, no lacing, carbonation just on the high side, dry malty finish
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
330 ml bottle bought for me by my loving wife on one of her London trips and I wish she hadnít bothered.Just awful. Flat and headless. Smelt like the aftermath of a rubbish fire, and tasted like licking an aluminium ashtray then swigging TCP. Donít get the higher ratings: Perhaps something wrong with this bottle, or a case of emperors new clothes?
planky84 (2369) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Oddbins, Blackheath. Dark amber pour with a beige head. Bags of smoke in the aroma with some raisin and chocolate. Flavours of smoked salmon, raisin and dark fruit. Smoky finish. Quite nice.
RichTheVillan (4459) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque chestnut brown pour with a big frothy off white head, smoke peat aroma, taste is very smokey with some other flavours trying to get noticed but failing, the only other taste is plain chocolate, also the beer has some soapy mouthfeel. Not for me this one.