cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Taras: Completely black with light cafe au lait head. Strong smoky notes of hardburned malt, liqourice, coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet flavour and bitter finish with strong hints of smoke. Soft mouthfield. Keep it coming!!
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Taras Specialty Beer House. Black with large brown head. Smoky aroma with roasted malt, caramel and coffee notes. Sweet smoky flavor with caramel and liquerice notes.
McHughsKBR (6) - IRELAND - APR 22, 2008 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap-Messrs, Dissapointing stout, overly smoked almost burnt oak flavour, strange tomatoe-like taste, not to my taste, but might appeal to others
KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 Draft at the brewpub.
Very likeble, but hardly an imperial stout. Lovely smokiness in an easy-drinking stout body. Very dark ruby beer, beige head.
Iím not sure then one I had was 7% ABV.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium dark brown lasting head. Opaque black body goes deep red at edges. Smoky, peaty, burnt milky taste. Strong, clean smoky wooden character in a long, long aftertaste. Caramelly, sugary, chocolatey notes. A bit too sweet, and not entirely harmonic enough, but the smoke is wonderful. A lovely beer. (0.3l draft at the brewpub.)