Lukaduke (1757) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a lively golden color with a four finger rocky foam head that sticks and laces like a champ. On the nose woooohhh. Scotish peat malt, smoked ham, cedar, wet oak and touches of vanilla bean. A very similar palate with a more refreshing mid to late profile than expected but still a bit to much campfire smokiness to really get me excited. In fact was more excited a friend showed up a sip into and I slipped a third of the brew into his glass to lighten my load. Worth trying and very amped up palate that would be lethal with the perfect salty briny pairing but alone a bit overwhelming in the flavor department.
wlajwl (3570) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma is pure scotch whisky. The flavor is, sorry, I really don’t like scotch, I can’t rate this any higher.
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle, thanks to Ungstrup. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is tarish, smoked ham and bacon. Ham, tarish and smoked. Dry and dense smoked. Wooden and bacon to ham smoked finish.
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of bacon, smoke, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of bacon, smoke, caramel, and a bit of peat, leading to a dry finish.
jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy light orange,solid head/lacing.
I fucking sniffed it,my bad and it was spearmint/evergreen/bandaid smoked bugspray with campfire with some slight sweet fruit.
Taste is some sweet malt,with weird smoked tones like someone just threw their whole campsite food and tents into the campfire and bbqed it. Finish is tobacco ash linger Like a weird night where you accidentally drank a cig but in a can of beer weird... but better.
If you camp and smell your clothes the next day, this is what it tastes like in your mouth after drinking it for a while.
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Taylor’s Market, Sacramento. Pours murky golden with a rocky off-white head and a smoky aroma. There is an equally smoky peat malt flavor. This one is not for the faint of heart. It’s real smoky, but should appeal to devoted single malt scotch drinkers.
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very hazy gold with a creamy off-white head. Wow. The aroma is very, very smoked malt. Med body or better. Flavor is quite smoked malt. I think there’s some hop bitter in this. But it’s godawfully smoke. Like BrewDog went to NZ. Crazy stuff!
dfinney23 (1440) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great idea but the execution could have been better. Big peatiness but too much ash battling the smoke.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like the thought, but the beer is just a little too peaty. I love my islay scotch, and you dont tend to get that ash tray taste, but with this beer thats whats left in your mouth after each sip.
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted smoke malt and peat aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy peat smoked flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Don’t f-cking sniff it and swirl...this is Scottish malt. Drink it.