JoeMcPhee (9517) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep amber-brown pour. The nose is of pure peat. A smack-down of iodine, bromine and phenolic character. Briney and incredibly smoky. Smokier than Laphroig, smokier than Lagavulin, smokier than smoke. I feel like this might work in a BBQ sauce as a liquid smoke extract. There is a kiss of tartness on the back of the palate, but this is damn near impossible to choke down – even for a self-professed smokehead. I couldn’t deal with this one. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Draft. Pours a deep brown body with a thin bubbly head. Rauch smokey bacon notes burnt and malty with some light cherry tones. Brittle roasted malt, with some light ginger roasted tones and a mild warming. Nice. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
tap @ Blind Tiger GI event. Very odd mix of sour and smoke. Nice sweet, clear toffee malts and a bit lactic and interesting woody, smokey flavor. Each component is readily apparent, but they aren’t integrating together well. Unique beer. Couldn’t drink a lot of this.