jgb9348 (6646) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2018
Beer #1 of 17 for each day of the 2018 Winter Olympics - One for A Country Participating in the Games: #1 - The Netherlands.
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, 90% opacity of oily black along with a thick rich brown coloured head that starts at about three centimetres and fades relatively quickly to just a top. Aroma of smoked malt, mushrooms, bacon, pork, light alcohol, pungent licorice and a deep bit of caramelised or perhaps burnt sugars. Medium-bodied; Deep smokey flavour at first with smoked malt, light mushrooms, a lot of smoked meats like pork, bacon, brisket and even some smoked salt along with some moderate amount of sugars, a little bit of earth all noticeable along with some sweetness near the end. Aftertaste is largely smoke-related with the meats, mushrooms and pure malt really coming through, all with a big smokey flavour and finish, but the sugars and licorice hit near the end which makes it more complex and well-rounded throughout. Overall, a nice smoked beer that shows a lot of meatiness, but a good sweetness, which couples to provide a nice balance and robust flavour that has a moderate complexity, but nice sweetness as well. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from West LakeView Liqours in Chicago, Illinois on 25-May-2016 for US$6,99 sampled just about two years later on 09-February-2018 during the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, [South] Korea.
Date on Bottle: 22-May-2012 // Purchased: 25-May-2016 // Sampled: 09-February-2018
DraftDodger (1851) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2018
Copenhagen 3/2-2018. 33 cl bottle from Ørsted Vine. White label with a lot of text telling me that this is a Smoked, Stout-ish beer. Pours opaque dark brown with small beige head. Settles as thin patchy layer of foam. Very moderate lacing. Aroma is strong and smoky. Peat, tar, ashtray and a distinct bitterness. Soft carbonation and thick, soft, oily palate. Flavor is medium sweet followed by medium bitterness. Aftertaste is smoky with a little bitterness. You do not need to use Blood, Sweat and Tears to get through this beer but you need to be able to enjoy some peaty smoke. Nice well balanced Smoke Beer. hamilton_w (287) - - JAN 25, 2018
A little strange aroma to me, smells like aspholt or some plastic. Black color, small off-white head. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Medium to full body, kind of lively in the mouth. murzyn (670) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 15, 2018
Barwa ciemny bursztyn, pana mała.
Aromat mocno torfowy, trochę kakao, prażony słonecznik.
W smaku lekko kawowy, wędzonka, trochę czekolady.
Spoko pifko. SarkyNorthener (5075) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle from Beerwulf online. Black beer with small head. Aroma of Islay whisky, peat and dark malts. Taste is smoked bacon, smoked peat, phenolic, dark malts and light liquorice. Medium bodied. Very good.
MikeBeermaster (1200) - that shaggy maggot, POLAND - JAN 1, 2018
Aroma is dominated by huge smokiness with some roasted notes, some cocoa hints. Deep black in the glass with a thick tan head. Taste is semi sweet with some notes of smoked meat, chocolate hints with ashy background. It needs some body, but in the long run is really solid. mieszal92 (500) - Gliwice, POLAND - DEC 24, 2017
Butelka. Brakuje ciała, wędzonka silna, trochę jednowymiarowa, bardziej Bamberska, niz torfowa. Lekki sos sojowy. 3.5 Icedwarf (1908) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2017
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is bitter, licht zoet en rokig met iets van gebrande mout en zwarte koffie. Omdat de rooksmaak niet overheerst is dit voor mij een erg goed bier. Mindwarp (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Pours black with no noticeable head. Smells like smoke and canvas. Flavor is a sweet smoke (which I don't think exists). Not sure how I feel about this smoked Stout I've had other smoked beers that had a more Smoky flavor and not so sweet and I like the smokiness better. wilde_joost59 (380) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2017
Heerlijk biertje, thuis uit fles. Chocolade in aroma, ook in de smaak. Dit bier niet te koud drinken. Heerlijk.