skortila (5161) - 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 itís such a cool experiment. ;-)
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Drink in Hebden Bridge. Pours golden with a fading white head. Big pet smoke aroma. The taste starts with hints of citrus and spice before masses of peaty smoke. An interesting, if not altogether attempt at something a bit different.
MrTipple (3180) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intense smoke, burnt wood, oak. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Burnt flavours, savoury, smoked bacon, light molasses, pale malts, medium carbonation. Quite an extreme Smoked, quite a bit too much in the aroma, but quite like the palate. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really exciting beer - not as scary as I imagined. Obviously extremely peaty but not overwhelming - the aroma and flavour have a depth and level of complexity - umami that I donít find very many other places - the only thing I can compare it to - not in flavour but in feel is truffle. Because distilling malt is used the malt body is a little one dimentional; that said it is all about that one type of malt. The beer is brightened up by fresh hop notes - mainly on the palate as the Peat overcomes them on the nose
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unlike any other beer Iíve tried and not at all what I expected. The nose is quite awful really but I donít think itís meant to be sniffed. Upon drinking I was greeted with a mouthful of smokey dirt. It reminded me of the burnt bits left in the pan after roasting a chicken. If you havenít experienced peat before this probably isnít a good start as itís quite unforgiving. If youíre a fan of peat then youíll love this beer. Itís ironically quite light in colour.
dgi (17) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Certainly a really a beer that Iíll remember. The aroma is a blast of smoked malt notes which pretty much cover everything else. I am a big fan of peated whiskey (luckily, or I would not have survived this one), so I enjoyed it a lot, but it certainly is rather extreme.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beer that certainly isnít for everyone. Ultra smoked with a thick, oily viscosity and an intense flavor using peat malt (yeah, the kind typically used to make spirits, not beers) Not sure of the color because I drank it from the bottle, and while it was far from delicious, it was certainly one of the most interesting beers Iíve ever tasted. Very smokey, oily, extremely dry finish. Intense.
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thatís smokey. Sensory overload really. If you like smoked meat then this beer is for you. I would not suggest eating with this beer.
floydian1 (1338) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Oak Barrel, Sydney. Pale golden pour with a white head. Prominent smoky nose with peat and medinical notes that fortunately is not reflected too much on the tongue which is surprisingly mild comparatively, although smoky bacon and woody elements are still there to be enjoyed. Finishes dry with a subtle lingering smokiness. This is not a style I naturally warm to but this is one of the better smoked beers I have tasted.
XaenDovet (1282) - 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.