bytemesis (3439) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Thanks Jim! Pours dark ebony with a small tan head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is smoke, roasted malts, tobacco. Flavor is the same, light sweet, little bitterness, light astringence from the oak. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer.
jmagnus87 (2548) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Surly during RBSG grand tasting. From notes. Loads of roasty malt with a good deal of smoke. This went great with the Pizza Luce dinner. Awesome.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@RBSG-Minni–on tap-rich lt brown-black. A-smoke/peat/roasty-dk malt. T-smoke/peat/anise/roasty-sweet dk malt, earthy hop bite.
maekchu (2247) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Surly Taproom. Sweet chocolate and smoky nose, somewhat phenolic. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Initial is mostly chocolate / mid gets very sweet and the phenolic notes come out again / finishes with a sort of plastic-like chocolate note. Okay. But maybe more smoke would be better.
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC 2013. Pours black with a small tanned head. Aroma is smokey malty roasted a bit salty ham. Flavor is fruity smokey slightly roasted a bit sweet bitter.
Bacterial (1678) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour at Surly during RBSG. Thick tan head, lots of lacing. Nice mouthfeel, full with ought being viscous. Subtle smoke accentuates the bitterness and wood character. This makes me want BBQ.
conway (1575) - - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma is roast and sweet malt with light smoky notes. Taste follows suit and adds some umami. Palate is medium with a solid carb. The smoke is nice and light which makes this one more enjoyable.
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Borup (6089) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, spice and smoke.
Johnsense (844) - - JUL 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour. subdued aroma - smokey, but not overpowering. Lighter smoke allows more of this lagers qualities to shine through - Toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, nuts. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Probably the easiest drinking smoked beer I’ve ever had.
sunevdj (3264) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller and friends. Sweet and dry. Aromas of smoked malts and chocolate. Also aromas of toffee. Full flavoured. Medium bodied. Medium to off carbonation.