msbernac (899) - Krakow, - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance-dark amber, clear, minimal white head,
Taste-lightly sour, light sweetness,
Palate-light body, thick feel, soft carbonation, short finish
Overall-too intensive flavor for me
Fisler (108) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Intensives Torfaroma, im Trunk matt, alt, rauchig, torfig, im Abgang Holz, staubig. Nicht mein Fall, seltsames Bier.
Tayeth (324) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Intensiver, angenehmer Rauchgeruch. Geschmack erst im Abgang rauchig, insgesamt aber ziemlich wässrig. Merkwürdiger Erdgeschmack zwischendurch.
scirtes (45) - POLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you like peat smoked malts aromas, this is the one for you. Very distinct, if not annoying aromas typical for whisky malts.
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
21st December 2014
Almost clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Big TCP nose, bleh! Palate is light and dry and a little crisp. Big TCP with a little detergent thrown in for good measure. Whisper of something fruity before a dry finish. Long TCP linger. Foul!
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle at Chriso’s Christmas tasting, London. It pours a copper body with small white head. It’s ike chewing on a piece of coal were you cooked bacon. Really really intense greasy bacon smoke. Overall, I’m sure I enjoyed this one, not sure how much. Probably very tasty and interesting in small quantities I’d say.
bartlebier (2360) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bulky bottle, cushioned by 4. Upfront: Plastic peat like Laphroaig from a heated picnic cup, with a hint of alkaline mouthwash and turf compose a brachial caveat to the nostrils that alas is not followed up in taste, slumping back into a well-behaved caramel Kellerbier, with slightly lingering notes of singed honey malt, on a thin, soggy palate. Staying power of a modest Kellerbier. Starts with a briny bang, goes out on a whiny whimper. Would have expected a bit more bravado from this excellent brewery to aim for a real crossover style, not just a superficially off-kilter Keller.
ElDesmadre (1940) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. I buried my head in peat and spilled some iodine over it. Only then I discovered I was actually just drinking a beer. Some fruity notes in the flavour try to round things off, whereas the astringency that appears towards the finish adds insult to injury. Well, it’s not the worst one out there but peat malt is such a wonderful ingredient when used with moderation and care.
mR_fr0g (4520) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 7/12/2014. Aroma is big smokey tcp medicinal, phenols smoked sausage. Flavour is composed of Base malts, bit stale mlats, medicinal phenols, tcp, tingles on the tongue. Palate is light bodied, moderate carbonation, Not a fan of the big medicinal phenols.
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s pre-Christmas tasting. Pours clear yellow with a foamy white head. Lots of dry smoke in the nose with a bit of burnt plastic. Light sweet flavor with some pale, sugary bread, a bit of peat, motor oil, hay. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with lots of smokey gasoline character, white sugar, hay, straw, pale bread. So so.
cgarvieuk (15938) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at chrisO... Copper amber... Thin white lacing... Tcp smoke nose... Soft fruits.. Soft smoke... Light fishy smok sift fruits