JtanK (597) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 8, 2017 FatPhil (17061) - Tallinn, - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (Pikkulintu Helsinki)
Nice soft smokey aroma. Some sweet pepperiness too. Some thinness to the palate, noticeable carbonation. Slightly less exciting in the taste. A nice smoky roast, dry, touch woody, burnt wood. Has a kind-of wooden barrel aged feel to it, that I like. And that charred wood stays for thhe finish. Shame about the thinneess, but on the flip-side, there’s no alcohol in the taste. In the finish you can detect some vapour, but it’s not out of place. I lov Menno’s brews, but for some reason the smoked ones always leave me disappointed (only relative to the level of brilliance I expect from Menno, not in an absolute scale, as you can hopefully tell).
Aroma: intense peaty smoke, a bit "salty" and ham-like, backed by slightly sweet roasted malt with some dried fruit. Near-black mahogany pour with small beige head. In taste it is initially sweet and chocolatey, later followed by the smoke, initially mild, but strengthening over time, and remaining long in the aftertaste. I thought the smoke was almost pungently spicy and then read about the chili addition and realized it was what caused it - proves that the recipe is quite well thought out. Medium body, low carbonation, gets spicier and spicier as it goes down. Very nice, but definitely only for smoked beer fans. herinmary (78) - RUSSIA - NOV 6, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 Аромат выраженный копчёный. Во вкусе дым, немного ванили, горечи почти нет, карбонизация умеренная, послевкусие копчёное с острым перцем. hrabren (1512) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle at Majstor za pivo, Belgrade. Shared with lovely Anja. Black with a brownish tint, small tan head. Extremely rich aroma of soy sauce, peat, smoked meat and salt. Salty and heavily smoked, caramel and spices. Hot! Creamy texture, moderate to full body, moderate carbonation, lasting roasty finish with a touch of spices. Very good, but a bit overenthusiastic. dzudohonor (289) - POLAND - OCT 13, 2017
Piękny aromat torfowy, czekolada, z czasem wychodzą delikatne papryczki. Smak: tu już dużo mniej torfu, więcej słodów, karmelu no i już dobrze wyczuwalnej i lekko drapiącej gardło papryczki chili. Dobrze wyważone, może zabrakło mi w smaku akcentów torfowych, ale overall dobre piwko. Rychuku (225) - POLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Dark, almost black beer with lasting, thing, tan head. The smoke in this beer is just wonderful, so turfy that young Scroodge McDuck would roam around Scotland looking for it. From behind it we've got some chocolate and roasted malts. In the taste we have a load of chocolate with some smoked whisky notes. The roasted malts are the thing that stays on the tongue the longest, and it's very pleasant The chilli is well mixed into the beer, i.e. does not burn in the throat, but only in the mouth. Wonderfully balanced beer. The alcohol (8,2%) absent in the taste, but it gives some fruity notes. Smooth, low carbonation. No acidity, that was a drawback in some of the previous ratings. My Lord, this beer is something.
Rubin77 (2574) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2017
F: medium size, tanned, not long lasting.
C: dark, opaque.
A: peaty, smoked wood, overfired wood, bit phenolic, cocoa, ink.
T: roasted malt, smoky, ash, cocoa, chocolate, ink, bit chilly aftertaste, medium to full body, medium carbonation, very nice and different, enjoyed, 33cl bottle from Bierwinkel De Hopduvel in Gent.
ALIBALI (2482) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2017
Schinkengott im malzsüßen BritischBarleyWineLikeBody. No Chillo & Schoko, dafür viel Speck & RedFruitNuancen..hups, ganz hinten🌶. 0,33l Bottle direkt aus der Molenschmiede in Holland. 2,55 Euro.
wombat23 (1759) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2017
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a dark beige head. Smoky aroma. Taste is dark malts, heavy smoke, chocolate notes, smoked meat. Faint chili notes, not much vuur to speak of. Finish is a bit sweet. A good smoked beer. darbeer75 (983) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2017
Aroma: campfire like; Appearance: pitch black with no head; Taste: liquid smoke with malty finish; Palate: heavy body with long, smoky finish; Overall: way too smoky for me. Would never get again. Sledutah (7831) - Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle (5/30/2012) picked up at Total Wine in Reno
Slow gusher, dark brown with a huge tan head, some lacing. Aroma is smokey, brown sugar and peppers. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, bready and smokey