Tmoney99 (12739) - 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.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - 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.
tdtm82 (1519) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Ale House; Chelmsford. 21st March 2015
Iodine aroma, peat, TSP. Golden pilsner base. Very clean. Really interesting use of whisky casks. Finish is alcohol and fruits. It’s fascinating. Just not a fan of this but it is well-made.
olliejobbins (1571) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear orange/gold. Aroma is peat, wood smoke and little else but not in a bad way. Taste is heavily smoked peat. Really nice and smooth. Hoppy at first.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on tap at Pommeroy’s in Christchurch.
It’s the oddest thing to smell peaty phenols from the head of a pale ale. The definitive Islay iodine aromas dominat all else. To taste there’s gorgeous barbecue sauce, smoked sausage and kippers. It spreads a warm glow with a lemon citrus bitterness lingering on the palate. The finish leaves smouldering woodchips but not a lot else. A curiosity certainly, but not one worth repeating.
RATER’S WARNING: Do not order this beer by the pint. I observed several people who got two thirds of the way through and could not finish. It’s only because I’m enormous and an enormous lover of peaty whisky and beer that I was able to struggle through to the end.
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The colour was medium amber gold, and there was medium carbonation and a light creamy head. The aroma had very strong peaty smoky wood, and light malt crispness. The flavour had light citrus and hop flavours and a very intense smoky charcoal woody finish. This was a very unusual style totally dominated by smoky wood like some styles of malt whisky I have tried (Laphroaig), not sure if I totally like it but unusual and interesting.
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear yellow, small white head. Heavy smoked and peated burnt woody malts. Flavor is smoked malts, burnt wood, charchoal, aftertaste is loads of extreme charred woody charchoal. besides the smoked notes, flowery syruppy fruity notes. Most smoked flamethrower charred beer i ever had
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.
elihapa (1535) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeastie boys Rex attitude Fall ‘12... Smoky woody aroma, peat mild medicinal. Flavor is more of same, tempered by sweeter biscuit nutty malts. Well crafted, perceived as a smoky blonde marzen. Recalls ddc charbonniere with peat
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. ;-)