mR_fr0g (13509) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 19/10/2017. Many thanks to Paul for this one. A dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a loose dirty tan head. Aroma is mellow earthy smoke, meat, ham glaze, earthy grrains, brown sugars, little musty. Palate is semi sweet, grainy, airty, musty , carbonation. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, mellow brown, earthy brown malts, toast, mellow smoke. . Little meat. Mellow aged. MrTipple (6464) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Intense, smoked malts, sweet, dark malts, bacon, savoury. Hazy, dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. More dark, toasted, burnt malts, smoked flavours, savoury, bacon, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice Smoked. Bottle shared at L42 tasting - thanks to Scopey - what a special beer to share! Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is roast malts, light smoke, taste is smoky, chewy,chocolate, bitter. jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle @ The Kernel. Many thanks to Paul for providing this seldom-seen Kernel rarity! The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is deep, rich roasted chocolate, wood, light marmite and umami aromas. The taste is much the same. Mild smoke, roasted malts. Rich chocolate. Smooth finish. Medium body. Overall, solid stuff. Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Bottle tried at The Kernel, London. Much better than the first bottle I tried (see rating below). This bottle had proper smoked malts, some dark bread, zero tang. Well balanced and super drinkable. (3.9)
fonefan (51105) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours rich brown with a strong, creamy beige cap. Nose holds mild smokey malts, some tangy berries, hints of dark sugar. Medium sweet flavor with restrained smokiness, some light char, notes of tangy blackberries. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly drying to finish, some mellow ash, light wood, tangy malts, light smoke. The beer seems to have taken on a tangy edge, which I’m pretty sure is unintentional. Still some good aspects here, though. (3.5)
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Clear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet malt, smoke, smoked meat, smoked wood, dark roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, sweet meat smoked, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
[email protected]Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Rubyish amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is toffee, smoked wood, nice liquorice as well as some floral notes. Flavour is smoked wet wood, fruits, mild smoked meaty notes as well as some pine. Very pleasantly balanced!
6 July 2012, bottle at cagarvie’s legendary tasting. Nose is smoked malt and burnt coffee beans. Thin and faintly fizzy. Lots of smoke, sugary, smoked, a bit tart. Very nice. Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a very dark brown colour with a lacy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, soy sauce, Weetabix and alcohol. Similar flavours with a mildly vegetal character. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel. cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle at home ... Huge thanks to Paul for this ... deep brown ... soft dark malt roast ... quite a lot of smoked malt nose... light fizz ... soft juicy roast ... dark malts ... chewy meaty ... light smoke ... dark roast... ok ... given that im not a huge smoked fan.