Bartzilla (609) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells musky and buttery. The first wash over my palate was clobbering. Then I decided to go back and check the ABV. OK, that makes sense. Itís a bouquet of flavors with a really hot finish. Not too much smoke, though itís noticeable. I didnít taste the pebble, like the other guy did. I have a feeling that letting a bottle of this sit for a while will yield a whole different beer. Right now, itís a boozy affair. Which I am in no way opposed to. Iíll buy more of these to hide away. Glad thereís a charity involved. Sad story all around.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a veiled pale golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is smoke, lemon and vanilla. Flavor is lemon, lime, pear, peach, sweet cake. Finish is smoke, oldish, dusty. Lingering fruit flavors. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
josanguapo (995) - SPAIN - JUN 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From XXXII. In Temu glasd. Shared with Carlos at delivery of Fishbones. Odd brew but much better and drinkable than expected. The smoky part is very hidden, as well as its high ABV. Would repeat if cheaper.
melush (2681) - SPAIN - JUN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain
A: Hazy golden.
T: Malt, smoky, yeast, fruity.
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Hazy orange with a ring off white head. Aroma of smoke, BBQ, honey glazed bacon, woody notes and caramel. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A really interesting and unique smoked character that drinks really well.
Maakun (3425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at THT thanks to MariusPoenari. Slight hazy golden with white head. Lots of apricots, smoke, bacon, honey, flowery, bitter spices. This is very unusual. Quite sweet with under medium bitterness. Bit over medium bodied with syrupy feel and soft but prickly carbonation. Smoked beers will never by a favorite of mine, and this is no exception.
deanso (8458) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
66cl bottle shared at the June THT.
Thin ring white head. Very hazy light amber ppur. Nice smokey aftertaste/ Well blanaced
mariuspoenari (1311) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at THT June tasting. Amber with a thin white head. Smoked bacon, soft saison notes, caranel and honey. Bitter and syrupy, with a nice sweetness underneath.
Idiosynkrasie (6185) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, orangey golden colour with small to average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruit dominated, slightly clean if not aseptic, all in all classical Saison aroma with flavours in peach, apricot and sweet cherry direction as well as hints of mustard seed finds itself interfered by light, oaky smoky, leafy tobacco notes, which thereby redound to an oscillating effect, making it difficult to decide between complementary and incongruous aspects. Taste is rather bitter hoppy, smoky notes knock repeatedly, slightly sweet fruity notes of peach and apricot try hard to attain prevalence, involving spicy hints of mustard seed and a touch of sweet cherry; almost completely hidden alcohol - that nevertheless unfolds quite some impact. I admit to lack comprehension for the high abv - would prefer a lightly, less clinical version, sporting a more laissez-faire attitude concerning yeast action and possible defilement.
DwarfeD (2562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle shared at home. Hazy golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Caramel, honey, malts, smoke and spices. Nice!
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crisp bright golden brown color. Aromas of peat, smoke, and vegetables. Flavor is metallic vegetable tasting.