TEJA (3102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2017 yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2011 Bottle: Pours a dark cola brown with a foamy coffee colored head.
Aroma is faint notes of smoke and roasted malts and a touch of chlorine.
The taste is salt and smoke with some bitterness and an almost ashtray finish. The aftertaste is cigarettes.
The body is medium with a thin texture and no real carbonation to speak of.
Overall I am really disappointed in this beer. I saw the 99 rating and went out of my way to trade for this bottle. I was expecting something much more balanced than this one note wonder. If you like the taste of smoke and ash and cigarettes, this beer would be right up your alley. For me, I’ll be looking elsewhere.
Bottle from Systembolaget. Wintage 2012 sampled 2017.
Thick and fluffy light brown head. Mild smoke and dark crystal malt aroma. I remember the smoke more pronounced in younger samples. Distinct roasted maltiness with balanced bitterness. Sweet caramel helps balance the bitterness and the roasted taste but perhaps a litle too much sweetness. Full bodied taste. Orange_times (300) - UKRAINE - AUG 10, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours black colour with medium size light brown head. Medium intensity aroma of smoke, chocolate. coffee. Medium sweet, light bitterness, no sourness. Full body, very thick feel, average carbonization, long lasting dark chocolate aftertaste louis1992 (3) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 2013 Edition. Very dark, but not quite black. Slightly brown head, lasting a while. Smokey, but without the tartness that sometimes accompanies smoke, so well done there. Quite balanced in flavour beyond the smoke, with a light roasted taste in the background. cmacklin (1206) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2017
650ml bottle. (2016 vintage) Pours an opaque black with a large, frothy, long lasting, light brown head that leaves curtains of lace. Aroma of roasted malt, smoky wood and a hint of chocolate. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and smoked wood with a dry, mildly bitter coffee finish. Medium body with a thin, creamy, sticky texture and soft carbonation. Very nice. The smoked malts were subtle. A world class smoked beer. partchapol (132) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 Smell of smoke, licorice, caramel. Come in deep dark brown color with thin tan crown. Smokiest beer I have. taste of smoke, cacao, oak barrel, licorice, less carbonated. Quite slimy. Pretty good, unique but not perfect 100.
DoctorHU (549) - UKRAINE - JUL 20, 2017
650 ml bottled. Pitch black color with thin creamy light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of smoke, leather, roasted malt and chocolate. Medium malty sweetness with hints of caramel, loads of coffee, chocolate and some faint roastiness complimented by solid dose of smoky notes reminiscing campfire. Avarage bitterness and medium body, slick texture, medium carbonation. SimonBlok (619) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2017
65cl bottle split with my dad. Appearance: black with medium beige head. Aroma: smoke, lay's hamka's, dark dried fruits, raisins. Taste: medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of smoke, lay's hamka's,
roasted malts. Finish is smoky. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone charlotte (5394) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle.Almost black colour With small beige head.Aroma is mild smoked with taste of bacon and smoked wood nice with licorice nots and malty toasted finish. szymonskc (945) - Skórcz, POLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Rocznik 2012. Zapach średnio intensywny, wędzonka, czekolada, suszone owoce, karmel, lukrecja. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa, obfita, drobna, trwała, lekki lacing. W smaku lekka słodycz, średnia pełnia, wędzonka, ognisko, dym, suszone owoce, śliwki, karmel. Goryczka niska, wysycenie średnie. heman (1035) - Tychy, POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Barwa brunatna, piana obfita, trwala. Aromat to srednio intensywna szynkowo-ogniskowa wedzonka, gorzka czekolada i ciemna melasa. W smaku pol pelne, z nieco wyrazniejsza wedzonka. Czekolada, kawa zbozowa, melasa, likrecja.