Brouwerij (892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours dark brown with a little coarse brown head, settles quickly with almost no lace. Aroma is huge whiskey, sweet oak, smoke, beechwood, cured meat, with toffee, nutty, and caramelized sugar tones. Aroma is similar to Batch 3 Uncle Jacob’s. Flavor is caramelized sugar, toffee, smoke, lightly salty, sweet whisky and oak, fading into a toasted malt, smoked meat finish and aftertaste. Barrel works well with the smokiness. Aroma and flavor open and develop as it warms. Soft carbonation, medium-light body, surprisingly thin, smooth texture, and mildly warm finish.
Bule (577) - California, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle pours a dark black color without any head. When pouring it looked like it was flat. But once poured there was a continual stream of fine carbonation coming to the top. Lots of boozy whiskey aroma and flavor at first, but this blow off after a short time leaving a very mellow brew. Rye spiciness is noticeable. Very sweet and lots of caramel.
dEnk (3484) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is smoke, rye, peat, iodine. Flavour is smokey wood, rye, liquorice, hint of infection, Still nice though.
ReeceG (36) - Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade form BoltZ7555. very well rounded beer. it starts out first with a smoke taste and aroma and then dives into a caramel/raisin background and then finished with a little whisky bite. overall damn solid and well balanced
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to _Angst_, split at Colin and the Vikings tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14.
Black with moderate tan spotting/edgework.
Nose is big roast and smoke, dark malts, smoked meat, woody, dark chocolate, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises charred wood, smoke, chocolate, dark fruits, camp fire, nutty twang, mellow fruit.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in a smoked finale.
Solid stuff, very moorish and doesn’t drink like its ABV suggests!
AndySnow (2473) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings. Courtesy of _angst_.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Mild smokiness, chocolate, raisin, caramel, alcohol, roasted malt.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, coffee.
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. Brown with medium beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma with clear but soft smoked bon-fire aromas. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness, slightly tannic.
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown with a two-finger tan head that left very little lace. Aromas of alcohol, smoke, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of pepper. Porter-like chocolate roasted coffee flavors peek through the heavy whiskey and smoke. Medium to full body, no carbonation, nice creamy mouthfeel, and the smoke lingers too long.
_angst_ (2371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours black with a small blackish dark brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and smokey with roasted malts, caramel, charred wood, smoke, burnt cookies, vanilla fudge, smoked dry cured ham, shredded fresh coconut, dark chocolate and toffee. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and smokey with roasted malts, caramel, smoked sausages, dark chocolate, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, toffee, biscuits, smoke, tar, soot, charred wood, bourbon, alcohol and freshly baked oatmeal cookies. Mouthfeel is soft, round, creamy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, malty and smokey with roasted malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, freshly baked cookies, bourbon, hay, liquorice fudge, vanilla fudge, hay, soil and smoked charcuteries. Really damn good! huge beer but every component balances the other. I’m impressed!
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doft: rökig på ett sött sätt, kan inte undvika sprit doften. Smak: rökig, spritig. Detta är en öl till någon som gillar stark öl MAXAT...Då skall ni smaka denna.