Pith (160) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque black-brown with tanned hide - colored president foamy head. Aroma is beautifully smoked and something sweet. Taste is deeper smoked like ribs that behind sweeter and light but becomes a fuller mouth feel with the persistent dark chocolate gently bitter sweet throughout. Almost rye bitter after-taste.
AshtonMcCobb (4811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - close to opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - smoke and chocolate.
Taste -more of the same. Well intermingled.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a dry smoky texture and a dry smoky finish.
Overall - lovely complex beer.
allmyvinyl (8677) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Brewdog Online shop. Pours dark brown, near black, thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and smoke, bacon. Taste is bacon, dark chocolate, smoke. Light sweetness at the back. Interesting.
anstei (872) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from New World Fendalton, Christchurch. Pours dark brown, a bit like Coke. Lively head, hints of smoke in the nose. And the smoke is also clearly defined in the taste, next to typical porter notes: Liquorice, caramel, a bit burnt. Well balanced though, a beer experiment well done indeed.
MarcoDL (3626) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black, brownish head. Aroma of smoke, ash, coffee and dark cacao. Taste of coffee, licorice, bit of rauchmalt. Quite nice.
tillmac62 (620) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark as a starless night. Massive World Class head, lacing and retention. Nice rich nose of caramel sweetness, dark fruit (plum, fig) over a light note of smoke. As it warms, the smokiness increases but never really comes to the forefront. Heavy medium body with a fair amount of creamy texture. Above average carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The flavor profile is a bit below normal intensity, extremely well balanced and a bit complex. It begins with a slightly bitter dark chocolate note over a light caramel sweetness. This flows into a very mild bitterness with distinct notes of dark fruit. The finish is where a light hint of smoke emerges as the flavors fade. This one is good, but there is no big smoke aspect.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6243-20140408] Bottle. Smoky charred campfire wood aroma. Black cola body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head that started out huge. Charcoaled toast and smoky wood flavour. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
Minderbinder (3145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours extremely dark mahogany with low light-beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of wieners sausages, chocolate, menthol. Taste is of roasted malt, acrid ashes, chocolate. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: The more you drink it, the more you get used to the ashy smoke. Still somewhat unpleasant.
mathieuc (2952) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is sausage-forward: meaty and smoky. Taste is of roasted malt and peat and not too sweet. Slight ash in the finish and some nuts. Body is medium and carbonation medium-high. Good but I’m a little underwhelmed.
czar (6943) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro! pours murky light brown with a small reviving light beige cap, some lacing. bacon and roasted umami notes upfront, roasted caramel, husky coffee berries, some red almost rotten fruitiness, sweetness - plain molasses and brown sugar, ashes, pepper and resin. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, semi-sweet ashy-resinous finish. nah.