hirigalzkar (2083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Tastes and smells like a very sweet but still smoked sausauge. I like sweets and i like sausage but not at the same time.
finol (1945) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown without any head.
Sweet taste with some tobacco, burned malt, fudge and a hint of smoke.
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls.
Clear orange red coloured with a medium beige head.
Fruity and light roasted aroma of smoke and peat with notes of hops.
Fruity and light roasted flavour of smoke, peat and hops.
Smoked and hoppy finish.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Per - clear brown colour with a solid but chaotic beige foam; a fair smokey aroma with notes of flowers and toffee, medium-bodied and low carbonation, slightly dry and hoppy with long smokey and caramelish notes
Embrouille (2788) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 50cl. Courtesy of Bov. Apple, leather and smoke in the nose. Great balance. Some residual sugars in the finish. A deeply delicious beer. Thanks a lot Bov!
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Clear, deep reddish brown/mahogany with a creamy nougat coloured head. The aroma is clean and smoky with smoked meat, whisky and tar up front. Undertones of salt liquorice, light chocolate, burned sugar, subtle spices (ginger and nutmeg) and maybe some dried fruits. A whisper of hops also notable. The smoke is up front, as in all good smoked beers, but this nose is tad bit more complex compared to some of the German examples. I really like the Närke smoked beers, but this might be the best Swedish example so far aroma wise. Light tones of tobacco and nail as the beer gets warmer. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and light acidic. Tones of smoke, meat, tar, whisky, liquorice, cocoa, dried fruits and alcohol. The mouthfeel is clean and soft but a bit numbing from the alcohol. Light (to medium) carbonation. Lingering malt and smoked meat character. Medium bodied. Fantastic nose and really good taste but the alcohol is a bummer.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little gusher this one, but it then poured brown with an off-white head. Smooth and soft smokiness, with both peat and ham. Lovely smooth caramel and toffee. Just a light bitterness. Very pleasant beer to drink, especially with some pork.
LoFi (1516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 2010 version, bottle 991/1000 (1/3/2011). Dark brown/red with a large, creamy off-white head. Aroma: smoke, peat, medwurst, some fruits or berries in the background. Taste: smoked sausage, salami, sweet malt, some toffee and chocolate, some salt, roasted with some acidity. Smooth, but maybe a bit thin-bodied. For me, the taste could have been smokier and peatier. Nice, though. 8/4/7/3/14=3.6
2011 version, Bowmore malt, Dec 2011.
Dark brown with a cappuccino head leaving creamy lacing.
Great aroma with lots of peat and whisky, chocolate.
Taste: peat, smoked sausage, licorice, some chocolate, a slight acidity, dry finish.
Better than the 2010 version.
Aroma: huge peatiness, sausage, sawdust.
Taste: peaty, sawdust, fruit, candy, salt, salami.
A=8. I’d place this between the 2010 and 2011, with 2011 as favourite.
larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at SBWF-10
Dark copper. Small off-white head.
Smoked with tar and leather. Slighlty sourish.
Mad_Ferret (538) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear red colour. Beige head. My bottle gushed like a volcano. Aroma was first almost overpowering and weird, but after a while it calms down. Its smoky and tary with a hint of dark fruits and caramel or burnt sugar, but not sweet at all. Taste is very burnt and a bit acidic bitter. Tobacco. A bit herbal almost. A touch (just a touch) of liquorice root. Actually a bit too burnt and dry for me. Like someone said, it’s almost more like a mix between beer and a smoky whisky.