probstblueribbon (2942) - Nepean, Ontario, - 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!
Foffern (1252) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear amber colour with a medium, off-white head. Aroma of smoke, meat, wood and leather. Whisky in the background. Nice! More smoke in the flavour along with wood, leather and a harsh and dry bitter aftertaste. Has a slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. Has a wonderful rauchbier-like aroma but the taste is unbalanced and quite bitter.
daje (2549) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Grünerløkka Brygghus, march 25th 2014. Dark golden body without a head, soft carbonation. Aroma is malty with peated hints, weak taste of bread, sweet caramel, lightly peated. Thin watery body which does not do the taste any favour. I’m usually a fan of peated beers, though I find this falling short due to being a bit too lightweighty.
SilverfoX (296) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Cant quite work out the smell? is a golden colour with no head, taste is disgusting with a rank cloying taste at the back of the mouth. i usually like st peters but this is foul.
martjoobolut (789) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5L bottle. Pours golden with off-white head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is smoke, peat, wood, malt, and salt. Flavor is sweet, caramel, peat, some salt, leather, wood. Finish is nutty bitter. Overall: nice brew.
DwarfeD (1039) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a low to medium slightly off-white soapy head with low retention. Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Bitter smokiness with some sweet tones. Smoke, roasted malts, spice and grain. A decent smokey ale.
gunnfryd (10833) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is smoked, roasted malt, heather. Flavour is smoked, roasted malt, heather, peat, hop, fruit. Bitter finish. Ordinary beer.
Jimthechap (1683) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As amber as amber comes with a persistent head of cream coloured foam. Some carbonation evident and excellent clarity. The aroma is of phenolicy bonfire-like peat. An aroma I have been in love with ever since I gained my black belt in whisky including marinading myself in Islay single malts. However, my impression is one of dustier grain silo than of bonfire, charry earth or medicinal herbaceous smokiness. This was a similar character in Yeastie Boys XeRReX but it was on a much more massive scale in that one. Anyway, the flavour was of that kind of peat with amber orchard malts that dried nicely and... well I was going to write about a finish, but that hasn’t happened yet and is unlikely to any time soon given the full flush of flavour currently on my palate minutes after.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lacks a little fullness but an interesting smokebeer with lots of peat smoke.
rikstar (802) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l fles van speciaalbierpakket.nl. Amberkleurig met een zeer bescheiden schuimkraag. Geur is gerookte mout met een klein beetje een zoetzuur fruittoontje. In de smaak ook overheersend de rook met op de achtergrond iets van appel. Body is licht nasmaak blijft wel lekker hangen. Erg lekker rook bier. James dat het zo doods het flesje uit kwam.
Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Langnes. Mørk gyldenbrun. Høyt luftig skum med kniplingslacing. Skummet daler sakte. Litt tung whiskyaroma. Smaken er røkt torv - på grensen til fjøs. Lite annet. Ikke helt vellykket.