Benfi (465) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blackish with a brownish head. Bacon and smoke in the nose, nice. Watery smoked cheese-like malty taste, light yoghurty hints.
StoutHead (470) - DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours tar black. :-) Smoky aroma. The taste is definitely of malt, sugar and smoky tar. Thin mouthfeel. Smoky aftertaste. Exceptionally watery beer - amazing how this dark a beer can be so watery and thin. Not bad, but definitely not especially good either. Fun to try though.
Beer4000 (4268) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled @ Cardinal. Dark brown, almost black with a small beige head. Strong aroma of smoked malt, tar and cured meat. Flavor is super sweet, very much smoke, cured meat, ham and sweet liquorice. A bit thin body and lots of aftertaste in same style as the rest. Quite special, if not to say weird with this combo of lactose sweet and smoked meat. A novelty beer for me.
BeerViking (2006) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought in Høkeren, pours a deep dark brown, nose is very smoky with a hint of treacle, body is smoky yet very light, almost like a malt drink. One of the traditional ways to drink it was "depth charged" with a slug of akvavit or brandy, and I have to say adding a splash of Løitens made it a significantly more interesting drink.
Holmen1 (1866) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen aug-13: jeg får umiddelbare assosiasjoner til den gangen jeg saget opp tre gamle jernbanesviller. Hvis skibsreder Ovesen serverer meg denne ombord på Fridtjofen blir det mytteri.
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark as Coke with a small tanned head.Aroma of tar and smoke. Taste is thin watery,light tar and smoke. Everything wasn´t better in the old days.
McTapps (2799) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from MiP - don’t know if you wanted to send me some kind of trial of courage or if you wanted to poison us ;-) ....Nose of fish oil and bad soy sauce. Taste of leather, cod liver, dark roast and smoke. Very deep heavy smoky finish. Hard to drink and almost impossible to finish. After being one week in Belgium with its nice beers, this one seems like a punishment.
MichaelAwesome (2790) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Problem is: Ham should be smoked. Or meat, beuf, porc. In general it just means: I do not want to drink smoky water. But I try. And try again. Once again it turns out to smell and taste like a rotten animal. Tough one. Only good thing about that one: Great look of the bottle. Thanks to MiP for giving me the chance to try it.
TheEpeeist (3142) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl bottle, best by 9/13/13. Dark brown with a tan coating. Nose is smoke, bologna and faint brown sugar. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is burnt rubber, cardboard and ham. Not very good.
Garlic_of_Doom (344) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Bottle from Hökeren.
Pours see-through brown with a small head.
Smells smoky, leathery and like smoked sasuage.
Taste has smoke that disappears fast, then malt, sugar, some plastic/metal.
Thin body, not a lot of carbonation.
Aftertaste is flat, some plastic/metal.
Nothing I’d purchase in large quantities but I wouldn’t mind having one again as the price is a piss in the Mississippi.