NEG (1) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer smells like a dirty soi in Bangkok, with a hint of Laphroaig. Although past smell, it is pure SUCCESS.
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Te Anau. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Smells of peated whisky. Mellow sweet- and dryness. Aromas of peated malts and some leather. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry leathery finish.
bhensonb (10983) - 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!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: September 13, 2012
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: cloudy yellow, fine white head
Aroma: huge peaty smokey aroma, like a big peaty scotch, dry pale malt
Flavor: big smokey peat flavor, lots of peat, dry pale malt, earthy
Overall: awesome, sessionable scotch
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden blonde ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, suoer smokey malt with wood extract, molasses, phenolics, intense. In mouth, a smooth smoked up malt with wood extracts, phenols, intense yet restrained, pleasant, would be good with ham. On tap at Ginger Man NYC, Sept 21, 2012.
Scopey (6754) - 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.
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinks alright which was a surprise for me after hearing reports it was awful, loads of peat in the aroma with smoked ham in the taste.
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours unclear golden with a fully lasting and light lacing big foamy off-white head. Aroma is heavy wooden smoke, hay, peat, a little iodine, grass, candy, leather. Taste is medium+ sweet and light+ bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily/light sticky, carbonation is medium. Finish is sweet and the smoke lingers for quite a while. I expected the flavor to be way more earthy, but the sweetness and smoke took the stage. It’s quite easily drinkable, and I think would be great to put with food. An extra point for being so drinkable.
Rangi (573) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this. It’s smokey, tasty and full of peat (obviously, useless statement). Not much else going on apart from the peat aroma and flavour. Little thin on the palate. Peat lingers in the mouth slightly but pleasantly. Beer over all is punchy, different, a little bit confronting but really it’s something interesting for a change.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 0,50L. Hazy and fraught yellow clear color, optimal bubbly presence and great creamy foamy head of lond duration and volume. Unusual smoked nose, little spiced and crisp; notes of smoked cheese, malty, honey. Fresh start in mouth, discreet alcoholic impact and realy prickly and lively taste. Very arid and bitter end with notes of ash and roast wood. Irregular but at the same time palatable.