lusikka (6687) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a beautiful dark copper colour with an amber hue and a small head. Aroma is very strong with pungent wood, smoked ham, fern and peat. Flavour of smooth smoked malts, mild raisiny sweetness, grassy bitterness and smoked ham and tar. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Smooth malty, slightly sweet finish with subtle smoked notes. The smokiness nor the peatiness here isn’t too overwhelming and complements the beer rather nicely. On the otherhand, this beer is a bit too thin and flavour-wise a bit too smooth and not strong enough. Overall a nice smoked beer still.
rauchbier (3639) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. from The Dram Shop, Sheffield. Amber red, thin sortlived off white head and gentle condition. Intense woody, smokey nose with a slight phenolic/iodine edge but a low burnt toffee sweetness lurks, much more balanced in the mouth but still with a few rough edges, quite fruity and sweet with a dry smokiness that has a now muted phenol note. Finsh has some more toffee notes and a lingering but subdued peaty smokiness.
KnutAlbert (6299) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Getränke Oase, Munich. Lovely campfire aroma, lovely glowing brown.
Light palate, I would have liked a bit more body to baolance the smoky whisky character. But it’s nice.
hawanna (2420) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle BB 22. Sep 13
smoke, Peaty smoke, islay style smoke, earthy, red-brown, clear, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
mithe (969) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught 0,5l @ Netopýr (Brno))
Strong smokey, peat, earthy, wood aroma. Clear dark amber color. Medium white head. Medium sweet, smokey, peat, earthy flavour. Medium body. Long dry finish. Interesting, very aromatic and flavoured beer, but not for me.
kappldav123 (5279) - GERMANY - MAR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to jonas for that one. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass brownish, small head. Extrem smokey aroma. Starts the same, extreme smokey, also soapy-sharp. Finish milder, warming-malty. A bit too much.
jonas (5926) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. In your face woodsmoke and peatyness. Clear amber, low golden head. Very agressive smoke, like sucking on a ember - metallic, ashen, peaty, iodine, burned grass. I dig the extreme smoked notes, but I think the body needs a bit more substance and a we need a bit sweetness to balance the burned notes out. Nevertheless - a salute to the brewers for leaning out of the window and trying something extreme.
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the old favourite hutt’n. nutty shade of light brown with a thin but lasting head; they didn’t hold back on the whisky malt - loads of honey cured ham, old train carriages, thick socks; perhaps it was the ambience of hutt’n but some caraway came through in the aftertaste as well as heavity peated whisky, of course, sea breeze and some musty air conditioning. hopefully will inspire more franconian breweries to go a bit wild and crazy from time to time
culchiem (2731) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear whiskey amber with a short lived head. Smoked peat whiskey aroma and flavour, unusual.
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2012
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Well this is certainly smoky in the Scottish sense. Tons of peat in the aroma and flavor (Islay Scotch), which unfortunately always reminds me of formaldehyde. I can’t get past this. If you dig on peaty scotch you may enjoy this. As for me, I’ll pass.