Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2011
Tasted on tap at Pommeroyís in Christchurch.
Itís the oddest thing to smell peaty phenols from the head of a pale ale. The definitive Islay iodine aromas dominat all else. To taste thereís gorgeous barbecue sauce, smoked sausage and kippers. It spreads a warm glow with a lemon citrus bitterness lingering on the palate. The finish leaves smouldering woodchips but not a lot else. A curiosity certainly, but not one worth repeating.
RATERíS WARNING: Do not order this beer by the pint. I observed several people who got two thirds of the way through and could not finish. Itís only because Iím enormous and an enormous lover of peaty whisky and beer that I was able to struggle through to the end. OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2011
The colour was medium amber gold, and there was medium carbonation and a light creamy head. The aroma had very strong peaty smoky wood, and light malt crispness. The flavour had light citrus and hop flavours and a very intense smoky charcoal woody finish. This was a very unusual style totally dominated by smoky wood like some styles of malt whisky I have tried (Laphroaig), not sure if I totally like it but unusual and interesting. elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 23, 2013
Yeastie boys Rex attitude Fall Ď12... Smoky woody aroma, peat mild medicinal. Flavor is more of same, tempered by sweeter biscuit nutty malts. Well crafted, perceived as a smoky blonde marzen. Recalls ddc charbonniere with peat skortila (5819) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has mainly peat, medicin, ashtray, but there is an occasional hop sparkling in the nose. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is light bitter and full of ashtray. Slightly carbonated, body is relative thin which makes it more drinkable. How ever the pure ashtray is just not really enjoyable. But well, bonus points because itís such a cool experiment. ;-) gegwilson (3676) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle from Drink in Hebden Bridge. Pours golden with a fading white head. Big pet smoke aroma. The taste starts with hints of citrus and spice before masses of peaty smoke. An interesting, if not altogether attempt at something a bit different.
MrTipple (4803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Intense smoke, burnt wood, oak. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Burnt flavours, savoury, smoked bacon, light molasses, pale malts, medium carbonation. Quite an extreme Smoked, quite a bit too much in the aroma, but quite like the palate. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
330 ml bottle. BB Jun/19. Thanks Kiwi-Timo!grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2011
Clear deep golden amber color with a tiny off-white head.
Tar, peat, smoke, tervaleijona and more peat in the aroma.
The flavor is peat, malt, smoke and tervaleijona. Not something you wanna drink everyday and a lot. Peat juice.
Really exciting beer - not as scary as I imagined. Obviously extremely peaty but not overwhelming - the aroma and flavour have a depth and level of complexity - umami that I donít find very many other places - the only thing I can compare it to - not in flavour but in feel is truffle. Because distilling malt is used the malt body is a little one dimentional; that said it is all about that one type of malt. The beer is brightened up by fresh hop notes - mainly on the palate as the Peat overcomes them on the nose inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2011
Unlike any other beer Iíve tried and not at all what I expected. The nose is quite awful really but I donít think itís meant to be sniffed. Upon drinking I was greeted with a mouthful of smokey dirt. It reminded me of the burnt bits left in the pan after roasting a chicken. If you havenít experienced peat before this probably isnít a good start as itís quite unforgiving. If youíre a fan of peat then youíll love this beer. Itís ironically quite light in colour. dgi (17) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
Certainly a really a beer that Iíll remember. The aroma is a blast of smoked malt notes which pretty much cover everything else. I am a big fan of peated whiskey (luckily, or I would not have survived this one), so I enjoyed it a lot, but it certainly is rather extreme.