Grzesiek79 (2755) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
roasty, caramel, coffee, chocolate, herbs, leather, smoke, skunky, brown, cloudy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
fugitive (1163) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color dark ruby with small white head. Aroma malt, caramel, smoke, wood. Taste sweet, smoke, wood, leather.
laiti (4559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Rated on 21.09.2009
Amber orange colour with thin and long-lasting head. Aroma is rather light with whiskey-style smoke, some tar and grainy malt. Flavour is a bit weird with smoke and some stinging element that usually appears in scotch whiskeys. Palate is a bit too low on CO2. Weird but kind of interesting; a beer where scotch whisky meets German smoked lager.
Hermod (2591) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Bierzwerg. BBE 05/2012. Poured dark amber with a frothy white head. Heavy peaty, whisky in aroma. Flavor is light peat, smoke and caramel malt. Finish is sweet with some light smokeyness.Thin body. Not very balanced.
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (once in Hütt’n last month, and again now with another bottle I smuggled home...ratings are almost identical).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), with notes of smoke (fireplace/chimney, only a touch of smoked meat), earth/peat, iodine, oak, manure, grass, straw.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Remember those godawful Islay malt "Paradox" stouts that BrewDog made? Well, this (minus the stout/porter character) is probably what they were attempting to achieve with those things. This is like nosing an actual Islay malt whisky, not just a beer with cigarette ashes and seaweed dumped in it. I’m not even a fan of Islay malts, but it’s easy to recognize a deep and beautiful marriage of characters as opposed to a crude, disjointed mish-mash. Nothing here sticks out or assaults the senses...all the various components work together in harmony and the result is exceptionally complex and rustic. The aroma is highly evocative of a rural landscape...farmland (grass, straw, horse droppings, peat, wood) with a campfire crackling at your feet. I must admit I prefer the meatier types of Rauchbier better, but the complexity in this one is ridiculous. Exceptionally clean and balanced (for quaffing endlessly). It doesn’t look like much and the mouthfeel is pretty watery, but otherwise this is truly great stuff.
mile (2470) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, smokiness and some bacon with light peat - whisky. Medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light smokiness and light bacon with faint peat. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some smokiness and light bacon with faint peat - whisky. OK smoked beer although body is bit thin - aroma/flavor not in balance. Anyway, nice smokey aroma with light peat.
3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at Hutt’n in Nurnberg. definite peat in nose - whiskey character is made, malt, soil, toasted sweet apple and caramel with touches of sweet wood. medium-thick body, rich and earthy and mossy with mild to medium peat smoke throughout. low hop bitterness but not required as the toast, smoke and peat imparts a mild astringency and acid. delicious stuff.
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Smoked aroma of peat, burnt wood and iodine with notes of ash tray.
Smoked flavour of burnt wood and ash tray.
Smoked and burnt finish.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at papsoe 25 tasting.
clear orange, smooth offwhite head.
very smoked and peaty aroma.
flavor is faint germa smoked with loads and loads of extra peat flavors and charchoal flavors on top of that. Also notes of whiskey. extreme
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a nutty amber with a slight haze and an off-white head. Heavy, heavy smoke aroma, band aids, salami and iodine - damm I hate that. Medium body, low carbonation, sweet burned caramel, heavy ashes, iodine and burned plastic. Subdued bitterness. 141111