Holmen1 (3127) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff nov-11: iflg Sigmund så var det som å sleike bunnen av et nettopp tømt askebeger. Under tivl verdt et nytt forsøk (min aversjon mot røykmalt tatt i betraktning). Men jeg liker jo Lagavullin...
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours nice clear amber, with an airy head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, toffee, peat and oak barrels. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with burned malt and whisky notes, as well as some butter scotch and notes of diacetyl with a smokey finish.
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy ash and campfire smoke, slightly medicinal, with a hint of earth, vanilla and chilli peppers. flavour is mostly the same, with notes of smoked ham, chestnuts, black pepper and a bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Grumbo (722) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Woodbridge Wine Company. Pours and mid orange yellow colour, minimal head, soon disappearing. Too strong for my liking on the smoke/peat and the whiskey aspect didn’t work for me.
madmitch76 (16860) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
19th January 2012
Clear gold beer, thin white head. Crispy light palate. Smoky whisky! Big time! Totally dominates. A little pale malt and minerals. Crisp finish. Way too much peat!
probstblueribbon (3182) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass. 13OC12.
App.: Clear deep golden/light amber with a moderate white froth.
Aroma: Fairly strong peaty smoke, a little biscuit and fruitiness, iodine and brine, like a so-so ale with a shot of big Islay Scotch in it.
Palate: Medium body, fairly aggressive effervescence.
Flav.: Lots of peat smoke with insufficient malt support, biscuits, lightly fruity; dry with minimal bitterness and a strong peat smoke finish.
Way too much peat, Pete!
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. BBD 9/12. Pours shiny yellow with a small head, aroma of peat, peat acidity, wood, cigarette, whiskey, flavor of malt, smoke, peat, cookies, cigar, medium bodied, nice. 7/2/6/3/12=3.0
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Yoav. BBD 1/13. 7/2/6/3/12=3.0
ClubGonzo (4442) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a slightly hazy orange-golden body with a medium creamy white head. Aroma is heavy peat and whisky tones, pale malts and cured meat. Taste is pale malts and whiskey/tar-ish notes, hints of nuts and muted caramel in the back. A bit watery palate, which doesn’t stand up to the peat-and-whisky assault offered by both aroma and taste. Not too bad, still.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBC Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
September 22, 2012
The beer pours a translucent red-tinged gold colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is smoked malt, whisky, and grains. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is smoked malt, with some sweetness to balance it out (and fails).
Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Jerusalem Tavern, Farringdon, London, 20 Nov 2012) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with smoke, apricots, citric hops and a touch of peat. Smoky, fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange peel and smoke. A certain bitterness shines through in the finish. Medium body, with some sweetness. Different, and quite decent.