Psytron (1583) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell of smoked sausage. Black with mid brown, small head. Aroma of smoke, tar, ash. Bitter. Medium carbon, dry palate.
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Deep mahogany body with a mocha head. Nose is oak, smoke, bacon, red fruits, spicy pine resin. Bitter with some sugary sweetness towards the finish. Dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
zacgillbanks (3185) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy dark brown-black beer that pours with a thin tan head. It has rich chocolate and smoked malt flavours with more roast on the creamy bitter finish. Excellent – Thornbridge back to their best!
Beerhunter111 (10472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch rauchig, röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Schinken, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade.
Inbreak (2881) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Old rating rerated 15.06.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry roasted, dark malts, roasted grain, coffee, burnt caramel, puffed rice, rye bread, cocoa, hints of licorice. Taste is dry and harsh burnt, roasted grain, burnt coffee, hay, burnt caramel, ashes, cocoa, hints of minerals. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry and watery mouthfeel. Fair enough, just so boring! I wonder where the smoke went though...
culchiem (3003) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle fromcHughs. Clean black with a thin tan head. Aroma is smoked malts. Flavour is dry caramel, light ash, a little smoke on roast malt and a long crisp dry finish.
BeerViking (3169) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Magpie, brown-tinged black with a fine tan head and smoke and caramel aromas, a bit too cold though so the smoke takes ages to come through. Rich and lightly creamy. Coffee, caramel and a faint hint of gravy. Salty smoky finish with burnt bitter and toasted cocoa notes.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Bottle Stop. Poured black with a fairly short lived dark brown then fading to thin grey tan head. Aroma is smoked malts, cake, smoke, coffee. Flavour is smokey, some caramel, coffee and light chocolate. The smoke mellows letting a bit more chocolate through. I like my smoke beers. Good stuff.
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a jet black body with a large creamy off-white head. Nice. Nose is creamy chocolate tones, licorice, leather and hints of caramel and grains. Taste is chocolate, ashes, licorice and hints of leather and caramel. Medium to thin body, medium to soft carbonation. A bit thin and not enough smoke to deliver what it sets out to do, but a fair enough beer in general.
ManVsBeer (5832) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Black with a creamy head. Lightly smoked with a roasted malt character.