cgarvieuk (19002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From brewer... Golden amber... Thin white head... Soft peaty... Light iodine nose... Soft fruit... Light fruit... Big soft peat... Quite light body... Long long peat... Interesting
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like chilling out in a locker of smoked porkbelly while enjoying some whiskey. I was warned not to try it...by the sales guy and by the label on the bottle. Aroma of course is very smokey, like the worst aka best Framconian smoke shows. It is hazy yellow, without your nose you make suspect a hefe. Flavor of harsh, bitter ashiness. Recalls drinking an IPA while dipping snuff, which is a unique experience I don’t recommend. It’s very smooth and mellow body wise, so not so challenging as some claim. This is a love it / hate it beer, as is the smoking section of beers in general.
bvc (1208) - Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle. Pours clear golden, had to vigorously pour to form a head. Iodine, band aid...nothing but peated malt here. Thin body with flabby carbonation. More of the same to drink, but once my palate is completely coated with peat, I get some long lingering stewed vegetable going on. I like Islay scotch, but there is a reason nobody else has done 100% peated malt.
skortila (5002) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has mainly peat, medicin, ashtray, but there is an occasional hop sparkling in the nose. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is light bitter and full of ashtray. Slightly carbonated, body is relative thin which makes it more drinkable. How ever the pure ashtray is just not really enjoyable. But well, bonus points because it’s such a cool experiment. ;-)
alexsdad06 (7741) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99 in 2012. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized disappearing white head. The aroma and flavor were all peated smoke, alcohol, as the beer warmed it added some hints of wood, some sweetness with a dry finish. I am not the biggest fan of the peated whiskey type beers.
DrSilverworm (9443) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Mostly hazy golden yellow color. Thin white head. Good ropes and bits of lace. Big peaty smokey aroma. Very peaty, and campfire smokey, I like this kind of thing, but it’s very aggressive. Some light caramel malt underneath, light citrusy, spicy hop. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, and a moderate lingering smokey savoriness, that lends a sort of pulled pork barbecue meatiness to the finish. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter, crisp carbonation. Lightly slick in the finish. Very good peaty smoked ale, with no shortage of smoke. I’m a fan of the smoked ale style, so I really enjoyed this...
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 Smokey. I loved it, and normally i?m not a huge fan of Smokey Beers. The yeasty boys seems like a very nice brewery
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is ok, the body gold-orange. It smells smoky-crazy, hoppy-aromatic, malty. The taste is smoky-very smoky, smoked fish, wood-bacon, alcoholic-creamy. Strange, strong and amazing! 3.8
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy gold, thin white ring. Smokey stable nose, earthy an overpowering. Smokey flavor up front, burnt chemical notes in the end. Very thin, amazing that it supports the flavor, but the finish is a mess.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL. Pours a clear straw with white bubbles, no head. Nose is ridiculous Islay single malt Scotch style with apple pie, mega peat, chamomile, iodine. Taste is way overpowering though with no body to match the intensity. Comes across as too chemical with turpentine and formaldehyde, soil, and ash. Headache inducing.