Sissio (1726) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 18, 2017
bottle @ home
hazy blonde orange, minimal cream head
nice sweet peated, smoked bacon, biscuit, brettanomicets notes background
well balanced creamy, hoppy, sourness, woody, lemon and orange juice, dry astringent finish, peated cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Keg at the BeaverFest 2017 Saturday 2017... Hazy amber.. Soft smoke. Massive smoke nose.. Peated malt vinegar 77ships (10844) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2017
(thanks for sharing!) Sampled draft @ The Beavertown Extravaganza 2017. Day 2. Murky ugly brown. Nose is malt vinegar with peat, lovely, faintest smoked caramel malt. Taste is great malt vinegar with peat, acidic but in a good way, pat, smoked malt,… Thicker malt vinegar body. I should hate it but amazingly it actually worked for me. SinH4 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2017
Tap. Rather clear golden color with no head. Aroma is smoked ham, peach, dough. Taste is peach, tart, brett grapefruit pith, smoked ham again. Light oily mouthfeel, low carbonation. Fun!
FinnIckler (791) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Tap at beavertown extravaganza. Nose is smoked pear, caramel, salt, orange. Palate is orange, smoked pear, sweet finish. Unusual but great.
Stuu666 (14596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Keg at beaverfest. Pours deep orange, nose is smoked sausage, funk, peat, taste is really sour, dry, smoky, juicy citrus. Beerhunter111 (22268) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2017
Sampled @ London Craft Beer Festival 2017. A hazy orange golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of tart fruits, Wood, red malt, some Peat. Taste of peated sour malt, herbs, red fruits, some bacon quite interesting.
Ktwse (5358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017
Pours cloudy light brown with low white head. Aroma of peats, nuts, dried fruit. Taste is medium to rich tart, light peat in the finish. Light and smooth body with average carbonation. ZodiacM (1260) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2017
LCI. Van de tap @DeRat. Wat een genot: best of both worlds: zuur en rook. Mooie gebalanceerd, fruitig en licht peatig. heerlijke nasmaak. Topper blueruin (159) - - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly clouded amber, with very little head & high apparent carbonation. Aroma is heavy peat and some added BBQ-slow-smoked-nitrate-pork thing is going on, with some farmyard (shite) funk, too. In the mouth, initially a burst of strongly tangy crab-apple, sour sea-water/iodine, which quickly fades away to reveal layers of peat-y whiskey and a significant but not overpowering smoked finish.
There is a LOT going on in each sip, with the lingering sour and brettanomyces start providing a backdrop against which the umami/peaty/botanical elements can contrast without overwhelming.
The finish is perhaps a little bit too reminiscent of BBQ meat to be balanced, but this is surprisingly approachable considering the bold blend of styles and ABV: the mouthfeel is full but it’s not excessively hot, alcohol-wise.
As a technical exercise in blending and execution of a concept, this is top-notch, but this is NOT a beer to sit down and relax with: 330ml a little much - but would be perfect split between two alongside a cheese-board after a meal.
Extraordinary and very unusual - imagine keen peat/whiskey lovers would enjoy it much more than me.