pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - decants a lightly hazed honey-gold ale with a small bit sticky cap that lasts modeately and laces the glass. Aroma is smokey-musty with grainy undertones - like a Bamberg rauchbier but more restrained. Meduim body, slick mouth feel. Ups front this ale has a wonderful 3way balance between the peat smoke, malt and resiny hops - nothing overpowers anything else, mid palate these 3 flavour form a dulcet amalgam mid palate - it then goes on to a fast finish with hop resins and light astringecy from the smoke riding just over the malt- lingering smokey bittering. All in all a very good smoked beer which is not too over powering to have 2 or so. But where this beer really shines is when paired up with sronger tasting cheeses and foods like blue cheese or old cheddar or mutton stew - first rate as a food pairing brew.
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of peat, iodine, some malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness and peat. Medium body, average carbonation.
ErikHagen (1) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tasted and smelled very much of iron. Horrible. Had to hold my breath while drinking. Won’t have this again.
Inbreak (1544) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
03.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Small bubbly shoerlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, peated malts, leather, caramel, sugar, hay, butterscotch. Taste is slightly dry, peated malts, hay, grass, leather, oak, caramel. Medium bitterness, watery mouthfeel. Pretty boring!
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy blond colour with lots of left over yeast in the bottom of the glass. Strong smokey, peaty aroma. A bit salty. There’s a flavour of dry, hoppy beer with salty, smokey, meaty taste. Some sweeter, softer malt flavours come through in the finish. Lots of flavour in beer of only 4.8%.
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5232-20130418] 500mL bottle. Whiskey barrel peat aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Smoked wood peat flavour has a long charred peat aftertaste. Medium-full body. Overpoweringly smoky peat everywhere. My husband is super awesome and totally didn’t write this part himself. (Ahem!) (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
nice clear light copper, minimal white head
whiskylike aroma, some smokiness, roasted malts, caramel
Aroma is better than taste. Too much bitterness due to peatyness, some caramel, malts all covered by bitterness
tricksta_p (644) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber/golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of malts, peat, oak, smoke. Flavour is similar, smoked ham and peat sweetness. This is a fair enough brew, but when it comes to beer meets whiskey, I much prefer a good barrel aged Imperial Stout.
Vighals (777) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lys gulbrun i fargen klar med lite hvitt skum. Røkt lukt/ whiskylukt. Lett bitter og røkt litt søt smak. Kort ettersmak, medium kullsyre.
veceo (239) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy golden color, small white head, average carbonation. Strong aroma of smoke and whiskey. Very peculiar beer. I had trouble drinking it though.
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - JAN 19, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 500 ml from Kuca piva, Zagreb. Very unusual beer, it had weird petroleum or gasoline aroma (also could be leather). I’m not sure if there was something wrong with the bottle.