yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild smoked, toffee malty and light caramelish. Dark malty, smoked and overripe fruity caramelish. Bitter and dark toffee malty. Liqourice too. Dark and roasted malty. Bitter and light herbal into the finish.
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Almost opague. Pours a huge head. Dark chocolate, licorice and a hint of peat in the aroma. Malty sweet, roasty flavor with licorice and peat. Slightly yeasty aftertaste with initial licorice and persistant peat.
Fin (6674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at TíArendsnest, Amsterdam, Netherlands on Friday 30.09.11 Thick, heavy black beer with a light beige head. There is definately some peatiness going on here, there is also some spirit, though it is not too heavy or overpowering. Nice roasty cappuccino, with some spent coffee grains aplenty. Nice beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: The most peaty beer Iíve ever had. That simple. A fun beer.
How: Tap at ít Arendsnest, Amsterdam
The look: Black body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is very peaty, some earthy forest floor, a bit smoky. Taste is peat, more peat and then some more peat. Also plenty of burnt malts providing a harsh roastiness, some cacao powder and a cigarette butt sensation. This is probably the most peaty beer I have ever had. I enjoyed it because it was so over the top in a different way, but in all honesty it wouldnít be something I would enjoy so much if beers like that were to become commonplace. This was like drinking slightly smoked earthy peat. Quite enjoyable because it pushes the Ďpeatí character to the maximum. This beer is to peaty beer what a Shlenkerla is to smoked beers. I liked it and for what itís worth my wife absolutely loved it. My last beer of the night in Amsterdam, then it was time for the walk back to the hotel. And even if they donít make drunk-staggering an Olympic sport soon I will not regret the rigorous training Iíve put myself through.
altonbrownd (4505) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown with lasting tan head. Nose of chocolate and malts and espresso. Taste of dark chocolate, malts and lots of bitter in the finish. Quite a delectable little cocktail. Hats off.
Borresteijn (4159) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ít Arendsnest. Says itís peated. Black colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, alcohol, peat, light salty, bitter cocoa powder. Flavour is hard roasted malt, bitter chocolate, cocoa, light dark fruits, bit of peat, salt, sour cream, very dry bitter roasted finish. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Good.
dEnk (3135) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ wvhnb, thanks for hooking us up! Aroma is liquorice, smoke, roasted malts, bread, molasses and ash. Flavour is a little less sweet then the regular, more roast and ash. Also notes of coffee, molasses and roasted malt and peat. Great beer.
Vaiz (2984) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ week van het Nederlandse bier. Black pour, huge tan head. Aroma is roasty, peaty, bready and a bit of coffee and ash. Flavor is dry, roasty, ashy, slightly bitter and subtle. Very well balanced. Not that peaty, but very well drinkable.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím always a bit impressed with peated beers like this. Halfway between a nice scotch flavor and a campfire. Obviously, the peat dominates the aroma and flavor, but there is a slight sweetness that moderates the punch.
jerohen (1934) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Opaque black appearance, brownish head. Strong aroma of roasted malts, peat, coffee, liquorice, impressive. Complex malty flavor, smoky, some sweetness, more dry towards finish. Much more complexity than i had thought considered its ABV. Very nice brew.