Theydon_Bois (21479) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle split at my 40th bash in Londres, thanks to an IP trade with Christian, 11/10/14.
Murky chestnut brown with moderate beige edgeing.
Nose is wood fire, raisnes, smoked malt, dark fruit, nutty.
Taste comprises smoked malt, rich dark fruits, roasted tones, smoked meats, tar, faint toffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid smoked affair, has held up well and drinks well below ABV, although this has likely dropped away a little. mR_fr0g (14024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle share for Colin’s 40th. Aroma is smoked rubber, plastic. Murky brown caramel coloured pour with a small off white head. Flavou is with booze and caramel smoked malts, plastic. Tastes pretty good. Boozy, light raspberry sweet some earthy ness. Scopey (16264) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours murky deep brown with a decent beige head. The nose is rich, sweet, smokey, sultana, raisin, candy, brown sugar and cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, brown sugar, candy, fruit cake, spice, plum skin, fig, smoked and medicine with a dry finish. Medium+finish and moderate carbonation. Nice depth. Gooooood. BeerViking (5132) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared at t’birthday, pours a soupy amber, smoked candy and ham nose, rich and smoky-sweet, earthy hops and a hint of liquorice. Leighton (22813) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to the birthday boy. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy tan head. The nose has some smoked ham, a bit of candi sugar. Big sweet flavor, lots of honey, caramel, candied ham, cigarettes, a bit of bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with heavy smoke, more candied ham, caramel, bread, some fruits. Nice complexity.
Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Nip bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of peat smoke, caramel, light oak and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of peat smoke, caramel, light oak and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering peat smoke finish. KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle from Yespr. Drank in Avenue Hotel in CPH. Aromatic nose of smoke, wood, chocolate, soy sauce, touch of fruit. Dark brown with a lacy head, bubbles. Sweet chocolate first in the mouth, with cola, fruit, maybe orange, smoke, woody barrel. This has held upnamazingly well. Still fresh and spritzy. Smoke isnprobably less than before, but great wood flavors, chocolate, fruits, honey. Not very heavy, silky and peppery carbonation. Finish has bitter hops, roast malt, smoke, and wood. Excellent and very interesting.