bierkoning (13364) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2009
Swing top bottle from Tbone, thanks! Amber color. Beechwood an smoked ham in the aroma. Malt and fat smoked sausage in the flavor. Well done! mikkopen (1165) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
750 ml bottle. Clear orange-brown colour, quickly disappearing frothy head. Aroma of smoked ham and roasted malts. The flavour is roasted, rather sweet, with a strong presence of smoke especially in the finish. tlind2 (1732) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2010 750 ml swing-top bottle. Copper color, frothy off-white head. Smoky aroma. Smoky flavor as well, with some roasted malts and metallic notes. Malty finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Reasonable smoked beer.
EDIT: Rerated as draught. Detected a hint of juniper and the body seemed a bit fuller, but generally the same result. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2009
Draught (500 ml) at Teerenpeli, Lahti, Finland. Clear dark copper colour with tan head. Weak tar, smoke and malt aroma. Flavour is tar, smoke and malt. Not very interesting for a smoked beer. SaintMatty (7365) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2009
Draught (Helsinki Beer Festival 2009) - Copper/red in colour. Smoky aroma with hints of bacon and ham. Slightly sweet and smoky taste, with bacon, roasted malt and a sweet and smoky finish.
aphalo (94) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle 750ml. Clear brown colour, beige rich head. Aroma is faint, mostly smoke and some tar in it. Taste has sweet malt, smoke, spices. SaulusHumulus (47) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2009
[email protected]rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
Kamppi. The colour is quite clear, and some mix of dark-yellow, orange and red. Middle-large head. Aroma of clear, distinct smoked ham, roasted almonds, roasted malts and when cold a hint of rusty metal. Although, the taste is quite simple and not that complex, it’s still quite pleasant. Flavor is lightly smoked malty, towards the end, though, presence of smokiness appears in a more intense way. There’s also some almonds in the taste. Middle-rounded, though somewhat watery on the palate. Frothy carbonation.
(EBF 2008). Amber color, small head. Malty aroma with smoky notes. Smoky sweetish flavor. mjs (7413) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2008
(Draught at brewpub, Lahti, on 2008-10-25) Amber. Hazy, Medium sized white quite quickly disappearing head. Light smoke and tar aroma in nose. Almost full bodied and bit watery palate with medium carbonation. Smoke, hint of tar, sweetness and bitterness in taste. Smoke and light bitterness in aftertaste. austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Draught at EBF. Amber, firm pale head. Lightly smoky, rusty aroma. Simple, sweetish caramelly flavor, little smokiness. Light bodied, medium carbonation. More smoke please.