PetesBeers (37) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yes, it’s peaty... hello?! Easier with a blocked nose, like mine, but still... Perfectly drinkable, and I like the unique, smoky after-taste, so there.
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share. Thanks Amanda! Cloudy yellow. Aroma is earthy peat, straw, honey. Taste is sweet. A bit thin but really interesting and great aroma.
Ferris (7581) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Sweet peat, smoke and BBQ. Clear gold with a decent white head. Just like it smells, lovely peat, a total smoke bomb. Love it long time.
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like someone dropped an Islay malt in a lager. Briny, heavy peat flavour but with thin texture. Smells like stale hobo sweat, like fermenting body odour. Points awarded for creativity and experimentation but it?s challenging to get through a bottle. Still worth a try.
waiake (410) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
smoky peaty aroma, taste is ash smoky strange, finishes bitter dry smoky, not that drinkable really
hank37 (174) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from copper and oak. Let’s not get it twisted - this beer is a curiosity, and that’s it. Don’t get me wrong - it’s interesting and unique, but i’d never buy another.
pours a pale,piss-weak yellow. Smoky aromas, the one you’d get at the end of a bushfire, and a smoked salmon whiff. Solventy - but not in the way alcohol is traditionally...think...textas.
RafeAU (368) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
STOP - you need to plan when you’ll have this. This is a PEATY beer - think Islay whisky: Laphroaig, Ardbeg etc. Smokey peat is the overwhelming flavour. Ideally you can give ~20 people a small taste from one bottle. You’ll die if you drink a whole bottle yourself. I wouldn’t drink more than ~50 ml of this beer but I appreciate it for being a remarkable beer that shows the limits of what beer brewing can achieve.
Blairgus (3179) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
28 July 2014, bottle. sickly mild yellow, faintly cloudy with some sediment or malt bits in the bottom. nose is huge peat and smoked sausage. like huge peat! not a great thing. med body and moderately fizzy. whole wheat bread, really big peat, smoked sausage. it tastes a bit more moderate than it smells but the peat is still huge. The more i drink the more the alcohol helps temper the initial big peat hit. This is the kind of beer i could drink occasionally but not regularly. It’s not too heavy but the peat really makes it a beer you need to choose the occasion for.
Hobartian (2) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
The peaty aroma is interesting and confuses the senses. But then the taste is just wrong. I remember tasting a brand new distilled whisky before going to oak and it was pretty offensive - but this is far far worse. By far the worst alcoholic beverage I’ve ever tried. Quite an achievement.
Scopey (8824) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, KL. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is heady, rich, peaty, earth, medicinal, mild acidity and big smoky laphroaig action. The taste is bitter, medicinal, earthy, smoked peat, toast, grain and dough with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation carbonation. As a fan of pleated whisky the nose blew me away, taste wasn’t bad either. Very good.