KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, - NOV 17, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark blond with a thin head. Overwhelming whiskey-peat aroma, smoky, with also light esters, peach, and hospital notes, like band-aids. Not a pleasant nose. Very peaty flavor, estery and roasty as well, much better than the nose. A very interesting example of what can be done with peated malts, but in the end, it tastes rather foul.
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is medicinal smokey. Sweet finish. Not sure this is much more than alcoholic TCP but enjoyable.
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of smoke, peat, oranges. Taste is woody, smoke, light sour. Some citrus fruit. Oily to thin texture. Doesn?t drink to the strength. Very smoky building flavour.
BramV (3) - - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Still a smoky beer, but I enjoyed the rex attitude more , maybe because it suprised me, maybe because this one has more alcohol which camouflages the taste a bit
tdtm82 (838) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. thanks Alex of Ale House.
Golden colour; orange; coriander, Cointreau orange spirits, manderines and a metallic somewhat off-putting texture. Not great but I think it got hot in transport.
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to me bro for not scooping this himself! It pours clear deep orange with a small off-white head. The nose is big, rich, smoke, earth, massive dirty smoked peat, smoked cheese and plenty of medicinal action. The taste is rich, bitter-sweet, big smoke, peat, earth, oily, straw, honeyed grain, medicinal dirt, whisky and warming alcohol with a det, warming finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Yup. This does it for me. Big smoked peat equals fun times.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at spitfire. Pours clear amber, nose is smoked, peat, fruity, taste is dry, smoky, juicy, sweet, tasty.
jrbaker81 (8) - - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden haze. Massive nose of smoked meats turning to medicinal. Drinks with some sweetness and a lot of smokiness. Very little of anything else. Insanely peaty, maybe more than needed. It's a lot to take in, but an experience in drinking
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the craft beer calling... Hazy amber... Light soft smoke nose... Dry zezty fruits... Massive orange.. Juicy hop... But ive never been a smoke fan.. Interesting very hoppy but not for me
Chrishrt30 (102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fairly pale golden appearance with note head or carbonation.
Punch in the face peat, medicinal, burnt rubber, yet so so good. Like sitting at an open fire, eyes water from the smoke. Slight hints of fruit under the blanket of peat, apricot and grapefruit.
Drinks like a nice full bodied ale, slightly sweet and malty. The peat does not over power the palette, a nice juicy beer with good stone fruits and jammy sweet malts. A good hop spice with a nice cognac like alcohol warmth.
The finish is nicely smokey, like a smooth cigar. A doughy sweetness mellows the alcohol and peat, with a hint of grassy spice.
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oliodnb (437) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2014 Light amber, white head. Crazy smell of smoke and peat, resembling smoked meat and cheese (ricotta affumicata!). Taste starts surprisingly sweet and quickly develops into a smoke and peat fest. Very light final bitterness. Aftertaste is very similar to a whisky one but without only a gentle warming from the alcohol. Unique beer.