bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden and smallish white coloured head. Aromas are dominated by smoke but no where near as much as I anticipated. More medicinal than the smoking bacon I usually get with beers of this type. Flavour wise I dont get a lot. A little smoke comes through and there is a little light caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel is relatively thin. Other than that not much else. No where near as over the top as I expected.
obguthr (3437) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Holiest of holy crap what is this?!?!? To say this beer smells of chloraseptic would be an enormous understatement. I popped the cap and the smell filled the room, and the next room as well. After letting it sit for awhile, I was able to also identify heavily peated malt. It may just be safe to drink after all. I’d give it a try anyway as it is my adventurous nature. Cloudy amber, thick sticky head. Extremely ashy and peaty flavor, intense, within a lemony orange base. Clean, but in a clincally too clean way.. In a strange way, I kind of admire the boldness. Then again, it’s very gimmicky. I can see myself a few years from now craving this beer. For now, I think I’m good.
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromasof peat smoke, bread and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of peat smoke, bread and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering peat smoke finish.
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
massive amount of peat an smoke from beginning to end. Unfortunately, as is common peat and light color ales dont mix well and this beer is no exception. Hardly detect the hops.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oklar och grumligt gyllene i färgen med stort vitt skum. Doftar rökt malt, bränt gummi, bränt trä, gräs, hö och whisky. Smakar rökt malt, gummi, bränt trä, gräs, syra från malten, jag gillar rökt men denna är lite udda.
rbrazell (1452) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Proof. Hazy amber pour with a small white head. Heavy peaty smoke aroma with mild astringency. A bit a malt sweetness on the tip of the tongue fading into a lot a peaty smoke with no real finish. Too much and not well put together.
MrChopin (2927) - 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.
mgbridges (15) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m conflicted as I write this. The score that comes out says that this is a bad beer. That’s not true. It is a brave and exciting beer. It is a beer that I’m glad was made. I tasted the homebrew precursor and was impressed by it. I like the Yeastie Boys and all that they do. But I could not drink this beer. I had a small glass at the Malthouse and left half of it.
Germolene. That’s the lasting impression. That’s what it smells like, that’s what it tastes like. I couldn’t detect anything else. My senses were entirely destroyed.
Others have liked it, and I’m glad they do. I’m glad this beer was made. I’m just glad I don’t have to drink any more. Sorry guys.
halfbaked (47) - - FEB 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Don’t know how to rate this. It’s disgusting...but it isn’t badly made. The colour is much lighter than the dark, smokey flavour would suggest. The overpowering flavour of Islay overrides all else. I just don’t want my beer to taste like this.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Beer basically drainpoured itself when it shot out of the glass. Nose is almost purely smoke and medicine. Taste is medicinal with heavy smoked malt, yeast and light lemon. Light bodied.