ninecats (527) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Clear brown, small beige head. Aroma is smoke, charcuterie, sausage, berries, small hints of sweet bread. Taste follows basically, alcohol and wood note in the finish. Medium body, low carbo, sticky texture.
AdmiralVernon (1140) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Deep brown with some red notes and a huge off white head. N: Heavy smoke on the nose, a bit metallic and a nice wooden tone. Hint of plum as well. T: heavy smoke flavour with some tart berry flavour. Single malt flavour. O: Nice!
Saeglopur (2007) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 2, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle bb 05/16 from my EU Local Swap 1/2016 sender omhper, thanks!
Dark copper body, with a medium, fluffy, lacing, light beige head.
Aroma of dominant peat, wood, some spices, some caramel.
Tastes also of dominant peat, smoked wood, spices, caramel, some dark fruits.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smokey, wooden, dry, a bit sweet, a bit fruity.
OK, but not my cup of tea, as I don’t like peat. The nose is almost only peat, taste is a bit more varied, with some dark malts and fruit notes. If you like peat dominated beers, this is perfect, but I’m not one of those people.
Werckmeister (2679) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 2, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, big thanks. ABV according to bottle 6.5%. BB 05/2016. dark brown color, small off-white / yellowish head. smells smoked, quite a lot of peat, leathery, light spices. decent smell, peat too dominating. medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of ... peat, peat, peat, bit leathery, some spices, light smokey, hints of fruits. finishes lightly dry with quite a lot of peat and some leathery notes.
I can do a bit of peat, but just peat and not much else is not my thing. just OK.
JimmyBoy74 (637) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl från systembolaget. Fick denna i födelsedagspresent. Riktigt mycket smak av Laiphriog
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 2, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Thanks, Viktor. Not sure why I even bothered trying this...well, I know why, it’s just not a very good reason. Amber beer with some khaki foam. Pretty much what I expected here. A lot of smoke, plastic, rubber, and soap. Holy smokes. Big time herbal quality to go along with it. Some grass, baked apple, peat, and moss. Very strong smoke to the flavor. Perfumey, too. Not a fan.
phaleslu (9922) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by one of the Swedes, presumably, at the RB Best Awards - thanks again, Viktor or Christer! Pours an amber color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring and leaves ropes of lace in the glass. A little rubbery atop notes of smoke, caramel, peat, oak, juniper, and earth. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a peaty, sweet mouthfeel that finishes dry. Good peaty smoked ale.
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG. It pours an amber color with a tan head. The aroma is smoky with some peat and a little ham. Plastic notes. The flavor has peat smoke, plastic and some herbals near the finish. Very strong flavors. Weird stuff and kinda harsh on the palate.
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Clear copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is super smoky, peaty, intense peat, light herbal notes. Taste is malty, intensely peaty smoky flavor. Med-full bodied with good carbonation. Good but intense.
djd07 (13660) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is hairspray and smoke. Thin mouth, strong smoke, ash, boozy.