OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, - MAY 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A highly complex and original beer that will divide people’s opinions. I love it and think its genius. Tasted over the first fortnight of its release, rate is for the last occasion. Pours a mid gold with a tight white head. Huge aromas of light heathery smoke, kippers, bandaid phenolics, a hint of drain, and some low level tropical fruit. In the mouth there is an initial malt sweetness, some ashy notes, a blast of tropical pineapple fruit, charred campfire, a sandy note and a long earthy finish. As you drink the beer the hop fruitiness comes out and the peat reduces. Lovly stuff.
MrTipple (3552) - 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
explosivedog (176) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 330ml bottle. It’s extremely smokey, which I absolutely love, but that?s all of the flavour. Doesn?t really taste like a beer, more like a set of BBQ ribs.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Jmgreenuk at Taps Mont Kiara. Very hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma of massive peat completely overpowering light notes of malt, fruits and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.
Pdubyah (622) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It really is peaty aroma. Much aroma. Pour is very pale, head there was none. All aroma Then the taste, of wet wood mostly, wet burnt wood.
madmitch76 (21719) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
8th September 2015
Lightly hazy gold beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is dry and minerally crisp. Massive overwhelming band aids and TCP, intense. It’s starts to burn. Some fruits buried deep but frankly - who cares? One dimensional peat bomb. Just because you can, don’t mean you should. Awful.
gegwilson (3130) - 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.
thmsboyd (193) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle BBE: Jan ’16. Well-chilled. Pours cloudy golden with floaters and a small, tight white head with some patchiness. Extremely high intensity aromas of peat smoke. Highly medicinal, like laphroaig, with a strong meaty smell. Some citrus hops just about make themselves heard through the smoke. Pungent. This slightly dulls the taste buds, but there is a perceptible sweetness and a medium bitterness. There is some body, maybe medium, and a dry woody texture. Carbonation is bang on, about average, and not surprisingly the peat smoke lingers in the finish. Overall this is obviously pretty one-dimensional, but it’s a worthwhile experiment and actually an enjoyable beer.
olliejobbins (1578) - 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.
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 23, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
tdtm82 (1699) - 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.