Narnad (1448) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby-orange color with a huge, creamy, light tan head. Very clean look to it. Aroma has a very strong citrus orange, light smoke with hints of peat, toasted malt, light caramel malt sweetness and a little bit of pine and grassy hops at the finish. Flavor starts off with a modest smoke wood flavor early with a modest bitterness in the middle - grassy, light orange comes through most. Body is oily, heavy and has low carbonation with a light amount of alcohol coming through ( I would never have guessed it was 12%). A very tasty brew as a whole. The smoke is there but works very well with hops malt in the brew.
fishonmyplane (407) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not normally a big barleywine fan, but apparently they are the perfect showcase for smoked malt - who knew?? This one seems less boozy than most barleywines, with a strong smokey flavor throughout. Hops are minimal. Caramel malt provides balance. Just great.
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 66cl de Ibrew2or3, thanks Dave. Anno 2013.
Acajou, léger trouble sur un col épais crémeux blanc cassé.
Arôme est légèrement fumé, boisé sur un rétro de chêne qui l’emporte un peu sur le fumé.
Houblonné reste, quant à lui, bien présent.
Palais donne de suite la ton avec pas mal d’alcool. Malté pas en reste, léger grillé, fumé moyen sur un agréable boisé qui reste néanmoins en retrait. Houblon ajoute une brève amertume ainsi qu’un fruité rappelant le pamplemousse. Fini sec, presque terreux, collant aux lèvres avec le sucre résiduel. Ok, mais je m’attendais à plus.
Jyrsa (14) - - JUL 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small head. Aroma ia yeast and caramel. Strong caramel body with hints of oak. A bitter after with lingering caramel.
Wurdahitah (22) - SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice stuff. Never had a smoked BW before. Its going to be interesting to compare it to the normal version.
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amberish brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of smoked malts, light oak notes, caramel and toffee and an almost candy-like sweetness from the malts, some light notes of alcohol, a hoppy bitterness that’s pronounced even though the beer has aged a lot, and some light dough notes. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer that balances the smoked malts well, but is a little too boozy for me.
dfroms (205) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours red amber, small white head. Good lacing. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, plums, cherries, sugar syrup, light oak smoke but not much. Taste is sweet caramel and apricot with toasted malt, syrup, prune, oak tannins, and booze. Nice.
maddmatt639 (208) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No retention. Smells of raisins, figs and char. Tastes of smoke, dark fruits and caramel. Smokey aftertaste.
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Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a bright red color with a beige head. Aromawas of grapefruity hops, caramel, booze and smoke. Falvor was smokey, light bitterness, deep toffes and light alcoholc. Pretty nice
artmcd8 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cloudy amber pour with a white-ish head. Aroma was slightly smokey with some caramel notes and grassy notes. Taste was sweet with a smokey flavor. Really glad I got to try this amazing stuff.
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber color out of the bottle with a small ivory colored head. Sweet nose of melted caramel with hints of charred wood. This is a rich beer with lots of malt syrup, caramel, apricot and raisin notes. The oak presents as a subtle charred wood. The alcohol comes out as it warms.