larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Biggish beige head. Opaque body shows deep dark red body at
edges. Lightly smoky roasty aroma with juniper notes. Dryish
smoky licorice taste with juniper and chocolate notes.
Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish smoky mineraly juniper
aftertaste with salty notes. It’s good, but a bit lacking in
depth. (0.5l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
yngwie (14855) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A dark brown to black beer, topped by a finger thick beige head. The aroma is mostly on the roasted side, but there’s a nice whiff of smoke as well. Coffee, some dark chocolates and a touch of citrus peel. Roasted, lightly smoked flavor with coffee and a touch of milk chocolate. A nice bitterness chimes in, mostly of the hoppy kind, and there’s also a little touch of citrus peel. Lasting finish with some bonfire in addition to the flavors found initially. Tasteful and easy drinkable this one, nice. 140503
Meilby (8917) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml @ Hostel room - Anker Hostel, Oslo
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, smoke, coffee and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasted, coffee, chocolate and hint of smoked finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
erickok (4126) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I know this brewer as being excellent, especially in mid abv ales with refined yet expressive tastes. While I just had a poorer experience, this was another winner. Lovely soft smoke aroma, quite brown malty rather than tea or hard smoke like. Very finely balanced. Taste is even better, with balancing bitterness to challenge, or rather excite, your taste buds. Lasting too. Delicious! (50cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
SarkyNorthener (2797) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37th birthday beer no 14. We’ll I was going to call it night after the Westy 12 but it got me in the mood for more beer. Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Black beer with large tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma of chocolate drops, coffee and roasted malts. The taste follows the aroma with more charcoal and some smoke in it not enough smoke to be called a smoked beer though. Very nice.
Burgers (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2014 Black with thick tan head. Slightly oily and mildly burning on the palate. Lively carbonation. Quite short finish. Needs to be drunk quite warm, probably over 12°C.
s_hartshorne (2154) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle the greystones Sheffield. Good smoke malt aroma. Black colour decent beige head lacing. Taste is sweet chocolate good smokiness nice bitter finish. Medium body prickly carbonated. Very good this possibly a smoked beer?
jackafholmes (592) - - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from greystones, Sheffield. Weak smoky aroma. Entirely opaque, black colour, with a thin creamy head. Really delicious smoky flavour. Heavily carbonated, spoils the palate slightly.
Rob_D_UK (1229) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very very dark with a hint of ruby, brown head. Smokey aroma with a bit of roast malt. Nice smokey taste.
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Porter cremosa con un gusto ricco e intenso, dominato dal caffè e dall’affumicatura persistente, con note di cioccolato, malti tostati e un tocco di liquirizia. Davvero speciale.