jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2013-04-18. Crisp golden body, nice white head. Really strong aroma of peaty iodine. Flavour is similarly powerful peat smoke. Interesting notes of malt and pleasant bitterness in the finish but each new sip brings another wave of intense peaty smoke. Average bodied palate. Intense, not at all to my tastes. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
martjoobolut (663) - 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 (905) - 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 (10453) - 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 (1624) - 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 (735) - 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 (4157) - 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.
MonsterMagnet (183) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma: peat mainly. Taste: malty with caramel and peat. Fairly dry finish. Unremarkabke except for the peat.
Douberd (2223) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml at home, poured into a tulip. ABV 4.8%
Dark orange colour on the body, light activity in the glass. Small and froathy white head, with average retention. Light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of smoke and peat mainly, with soe light malts and caramel on the background.
Taste has also smoke, peated malts, light acidity.
Thin body, soft caronation. Mildly dry palate.
Valgreen (649) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ ild og røg ølsmagning. Amber, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty, grain, maize, cardboard, light smoke. Taste, malty, smoke, grain. Some bitterness.