Skarecrow (747) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2017 ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy light chestnut, with a smallish white head, which lasts reasonably well but does not leave much lacing. The aroma is very smoky indeed, with powerful notes of Islay whisky and smoked meat. There are some fairly clean citrus hops up front, but they are soon overcome by savoury smokiness. Peaty Islay whisky leads into some smoky bacon and wood smoke, with peppery notes in a dry, smoky finish. The weighty smoke flavours of this beer are kept nicely in check by its fairly light body, so despite being one of the smokiest beers I have had, it is not overbearing. A serious, and seriously enjoyable, smoked ale.
Slight hazy yellow pour with OK head.
Strong Elastoplast aroma with peat reek at the back.
Very strong smoky peat taste which carries through from beginning to end.
Certainly a unique beer if a little overpowering.
Fans of Islay single malt whisky would probably like it.
Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear, amber colour with small, creamy, minimally lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Sweet-ish, malty, peaty aroma, hints of TCP. Taste is minimally sweet, caramel malty, dry peaty, hints of TCP; oily palate, flat carbonation. Monotonously peaty, insipid. So-so. drjoeng (1291) - SINGAPORE - MAY 4, 2017
7%ABV. smoked golden ale.
Poured out light amber. 10SRM
Nose has strong peat smoke with an oily aroma reminiscent of plasticine, epoxy. There are also earthy, mossy, woodsmoke type aromas that one normally associates with the "peaty" description.
Mouthfeel is juicy. Palate is juicy with a sour fruitiness, the grain palate has watered honey. Hops are bitter and woody, almost noble in nature, taste like Saaz hops in a Czech pils.
A very well built beer with love and a ton of resources, but the peat just didn’t work with the honey-like malt palate. That amount of peat character has to evaporate off the palate in fairly quick succession to be appreciated and tolerated. This one just hangs around like a ball of indigestible plasticine in my mouth. DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Clear orange / amber with a small slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Heavy smoke with quite some sweetness and subtle bitterness. Peated malts, apricot and tar. Weird but nice. Bootlegger007 (164) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2017
What The!! Wow that was different, 100% peated malt. If you like smoked beers try this it is an adventure, it’s like that aftermath of a bush fire! I enjoyed the earthy heavily malted experience, but could only drink 1.
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
330 ml bottle. BB Jun/19. Thanks Kiwi-Timo!olio (10272) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2017
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.
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 06/2019.markoijelena (3121) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - DEC 12, 2016
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Very strong peat aroma, smoky, earthy notes too, mild malty tones and spices. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel, tar, peat and subtle spice notes. A bit aggressive with the peat at first but in the end very nice.
Draft 0.15l at BierProeflokaal In De Wildeman Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 16.11.2016. Pour it hazy orange color with small white head. Aroma smoked with herbal notes, maybe too much smoked for my opinion. Taste first sip only smokey feel, after few sips starts to become lemony sweet smoked like 7up or sprite, strange, funky, smoked finish, skunky, light body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter and smoked finish. MrTipple (4968) - 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 explosivedog (1183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2016 330ml bottle. It’s extremely smokey, with lots of meatiness too. Deserves points for novelty, if not for particularly nice beer.