imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold yellow with small dense off white head and good lace. Aromas of big peated malt, woodfire ash, bacon over a typical NZ hop berry, grapes fruit salad character. Medium body, medium carbonation, nutty-almond character, caramel-toffee sweetness coming through toward the finish. Big hit of peaty malt up front, lingering to a pleasant ongoing character.
gegwilson (1939) - 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 (92) - 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 (1321) - 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 (553) - 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 (1108) - 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 (6166) - 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.
GlassBrass440 (270) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big peat smoke aroma that to me is like band aids. Flavor redeems things with a more scotch whiskey character.
anstei (268) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours yellow with almost no head. Smells like a sweet smoky scotch that doesn’t know it’s actually beer. Lots of peat in the taste as well. Rather an experimental beer than anything else though.
mcberko (9174) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is all Islay, with tons of smokey whiskey. Flavour is intense, with nothing but smoky Islay. What a monolithic beer. Not exactly good, but a cool beer to try.