ComradeK (1090) - Sydney, - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy light chestnut, with a smallish white head, which lasts reasonably well but does not leave much lacing. The aroma is very smoky indeed, with powerful notes of Islay whisky and smoked meat. There are some fairly clean citrus hops up front, but they are soon overcome by savoury smokiness. Peaty Islay whisky leads into some smoky bacon and wood smoke, with peppery notes in a dry, smoky finish. The weighty smoke flavours of this beer are kept nicely in check by its fairly light body, so despite being one of the smokiest beers I have had, it is not overbearing. A serious, and seriously enjoyable, smoked ale.
kermis (9609) - The Hague, 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 (596) - 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 (20984) - , 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 (2811) - 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 (191) - 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 (746) - 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.
BramV (3) - - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden Ale, supersmoky - like drinking a BBQ. Amazing Discovery - Love it. Rare find though
Stuu666 (9537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy pale yellow, nose is peaty, medicine, light fruit, taste is similar, dry, a little thin.