Martinus (2532) - Nijmegen, - JUN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with a reddish hue. Beige head, big bubbles. Aroma of smoke, heavy smoke, gravy, bacon, light mocha. Smoky, malty flavour, light sourness, light dark bitter chocolate. Sweet smoky finish, like glazed bbq meat, smoked malts, light ash.
Nice! Quite refined, especially for such a hefty smoke aroma.
((Draught @ Moeder Lambic, Italian Beer Festival. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)
CamdenD (1028) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very drinkable and particular smoked porter. Aroma is slightly pork-ish but not overwhelmingly so. Taste is mildly smoked with some nice sweet undertones coming through as well. Little carbonation and this works well.
Silvan7 (447) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Schiuma beige, poco persistente, quasi assente, abbastanza fine. Colore marrone, opalescente. Profumo abbastanza intenso torbato, affumicato, di legno bagnato, ricorda il cacao ed il caffè. Aroma abbastanza persistente. Gusto intenso, dolce abboccato, nessuna acidità, abbastanza amara, ma non molto per il luppolo, molto più intenso l’amaro da tostatura e del caffè. Nessuna sapidità e solo una lieve acidità. Il caffè feddo, la torbatura, l’affumicato ed il legno si ritrovano anche al gusto. é una birra abbastanza rotonda, l’affumicatura non è invadente come in una Schlenkerla. Poco calda. Equilibrata, è anche una birra armonica.
Dorqui (2037) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 0,75L. Intense and impenetrable black color, no head presence. Interesting and complex aroma, notes of smked wood and roast cereals, ash. Mellow and no lively taste, a lot alcoholic perception with notes of ash and braced malt. Unbalanced mouth and very intense bitter end.
ej (527) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep brown with no head. Hints of peat and dried meats. Taste is smokey with hints of peat and dried meat.
Palme (2724) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Haandfest 2013. A deep dark brown one with a lacing small brown top. Really smoky beefy aroma with ashtray and a peated touch to it. A bit one dimensional perhaps, but as it should be smoked wise. Just above average on the carbonation and it has a oily mouthfeel. Quite nice and easy to drink. Surprisingly I find clear traces of both chocolate and cocoa. Mild beefy smote tones, but not as much as the aroma suggested. Absolutely fair. 25.05.2013
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Wo-hooo… This pours black with a ferocious but quickly receding head. Aroma is burned malts, peat, ropes, tar, boathouse and sea side in general. Medium body with lively carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, dark fruits, tobacco, molasses and oil, Finish off with with an overly sweetness of ripe dark fruits. Quite a surprise, and a massive taste bomb. A very tasty bomb, that is!
Bragesnak (5155) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Salling, Aarhus, DK.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of smoke and malt. Flavour with some caramel and more smoke
Camons (4551) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a fading brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, lovely smoked, wood, peat, little chocolate. Flavor is malt, light smoke, bacon, chocolate. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, rather dry finish. 270713
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Amundsen, march 26th 2013. Black body, with a low beige head. Aroma of smoked malt, leather, licorice and mocca. Baconish smoky taste with wood, salt licorice, ash and roasted malt. Good carbonation. A bit thin and watery, with a lasting roasted aftertaste.
ClubGonzo (3245) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ HaandFestival 2013. Black body, small off-white head. Nose is peat, leather, licorice, cured meat and hints of licorice. Taste is peat, chocolate, licorice and hints of coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent, but not impressive.