jase3812 (84) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2017 imaragingbull (579) - Sydney, - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold yellow with small dense off white head and good lace. Aromas of big peated malt, woodfire ash, bacon over a typical NZ hop berry, grapes fruit salad character. Medium body, medium carbonation, nutty-almond character, caramel-toffee sweetness coming through toward the finish. Big hit of peaty malt up front, lingering to a pleasant ongoing character.
First smell is a smoky scent reminiscent of a barbell aged whisky. That burnt wood also comes in the flavour of the beer pushing the usual thought of golden ales right out. Allow it some time to breathe and it's much more palatable. This should be drunk while in some dark, dimly lit, trendy hipster whisky bar located under the street level of some back alleyway with no name and no idea how you get back to finding it ever again.
Hopverdju (1637) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2017
Van 't vat. Blond bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: peat, haardvuur, leder, tabak. Smaak: licht bitter, peat, rook, leder, licht zoet. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zoet, peat en rook. Een bier om een avond mee te eindigen en nog uren van te genieten. Als je niet van peat houd moet je deze niet eens proberen, laat staan beoordelen. Een peatbom! 77ships (11479) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2017
(Thank you!) Sampled draft @ Billie's Craft Beer Fest 2017. Orange, creamy white head. Nose is extremely peated chemical, varnish paint. Taste is paint thinner extremely peated chemical, quite a mess, hard to drink, not my thing. Nøgne Ø 100% Peated was better than this one. Beerhunter111 (23256) - Beerland, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2017
Sampled @ Billie's Craft Beer Fest 2017. A almost clear deep golden beer with a small white head. Aroma of peated malt,, burned malt. Taste of peaty malt, burned malt, Kabelbrand. jooilakon (314) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle 330 ml from HonestBrew. Aromas are smoky with subtle malts. Small white head and hazy dark-golden / light amber body. Taste is quite rich and smoky with malts and some flowery notes. I have never been a fan of smoked ales and this is not an exception, but I can understand that others like it.
johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2017
Bottle. Golden with a small head and clear appearance. Lovely smoky flavour with maltiness in the background. Medium body. The flavour takes some getting use to but after a while I realised that it was distinctive and enjoyable. A very drinkable beer which I rate highly but i can understand others finding it a bit weird. BeardedAvenger (1264) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Keg at Rake, Borough. Smokebomb atoma. Some wood stain. A murky opaque amber. Thin but creamy white head. Obviously smoky vut there are hints of sweetness. Medium bodied. creamy. A prickle of carb. Long finish - it's smoky, funnily enough. Nice. Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2017
330mL bottle from BoozeBud. BB FEB20
Hazy orange body, white head hangs around.
BOOM overwhelming aroma of brutally smoky peat - burn tyres, iodine, seaweed.
Smooth texture, some sweetness & weight calms things down a bit...
It’s actually not as intense as I was expecting - the malt character tones things down a bit, gives a sweet bread crust character to proceedings. Still...it’s bloody smoky - sulfury, iodiney, briney; it’s like a fishing boat caught on fire & you decided to blend it up & drink the juices.
Challenging, intimidating, god it lingers - sort of like an Islay whiskey without the complexity & barrel character. Not sure. erikaraeb (325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Overwhelmingly peaty from start to finish. Not getting any other flavours coming through or any hints of what kind of underlying beer this might be. I’m normally into smoked beers, but this is too much. Would be a nice-tasting peat in the right balance, too. Beese (3288) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
330ml bottle at Kill the Cat, Brick Lane. Wow! I love me some peaty whisky and beer to boot. This was really, really intense and unique. I've had loads of peated malt beers, and Isley Barrel Aged ones, but this kicked it up a notch. I can't say it works 100%, but it's a good attempt at something very out there.