MrChopin (2763) - 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
Iím conflicted as I write this. The score that comes out says that this is a bad beer. Thatís not true. It is a brave and exciting beer. It is a beer that Iím 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. Thatís the lasting impression. Thatís what it smells like, thatís what it tastes like. I couldnít detect anything else. My senses were entirely destroyed.
Others have liked it, and Iím glad they do. Iím glad this beer was made. Iím just glad I donít 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
Donít know how to rate this. Itís disgusting...but it isnít badly made. The colour is much lighter than the dark, smokey flavour would suggest. The overpowering flavour of Islay overrides all else. I just donít want my beer to taste like this.
jtclockwork (6229) - , 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.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pricey 12 oz. Pours a hazy light golden, Smell out of the bottle is immediately bacony. It has notes of scotch, peat, bacon, campfire, with an underlying fruitiness that is almost cider-like or tropical. which seems a product of fermenting failure Flavor is campfire, malt sweetness, peat. It is full-on. A bit too carbonated though, the flavor evaporates almost leaving you with a smoky but bitingly sweet finish. The breadiness of the malt isnít compromised and there is an acute malt sweetness running through it. It just is too much especially with the ridiculous carbonation that pretty much ruins it. Put it this way Schlenkerla totally rapes this, a beer can be produced with 100% peated malt but it takes a specific recipe, this is not it, this is just winging it.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Holy cow, I wish somebody had warned me about this one. But everyone made fun of me after I ordered it. Pire peat and smoke, through and through. And the bar Iím at canít take food orders now because theyíre busy and the kitchen is stessed out. So Iím stuck with this one. Oh well.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
For the last few months Stu has filled with Twitter feed with tweets about this beer, so itís only fair that I get him back by rating it. :)
Smells like cheap watercolours and gauze - just like primary school. Actually it smells a lot like one of the security guards at work, which is a little unusual. Overwhelmingly paint/hospital. It tastes a lot softer and less egdy, but no less weird. Like spicy French saucisson, with all the big chunks of fat. Doesnít taste like whisky at all to me. Baffling beer, really. One-dimensional in the extreme. Iím not sure I get the point. I mean, I could make a double IPA where all the fermentables come from watermelon juice, but that doesnít mean itís a good idea for a large-scale commercial release.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours amber with a small fading head.
Nose shows bandaids, camp smoke, burnt hair, burnt plastic and faint caramel. Imagine a plastics factory caught on fire and someone put it out with beer. Pretty comparable to the aroma of this stuff. Itís amazingly potent too, strong enough to be detected from the other side of the room.
Tastes like charcoal. Seriously. And more burnt plastic. With a little sweet malt underneath.
This was difficult to rate - on the one hand, it was very interesting and unique. On the other hand, it was a serious hassle to drink and I never want to try it again.
walkingstd (20) - - MAR 13, 2012
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amazing aroma. Smoked peat, charcoal nose. Ruined the taste buds on my tongue. I couldn't drink more than half a bottle. Unpleasant taste left in mouth and stings the nose! Interesting concept, but what's the point if you can't enjoy your drink?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
saxo (12796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich smoky malt, ashtray, peat, notes of caramel and hops.