czar (7020) - 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.
jrodooo5 (1417) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice chocolately & smoky aroma. Pour is dark w/ a nice mocha head that leaves lacing. The taste is smooth w/ the subtle smokiness just adding to the rich flavor! This is good!
tderoeck (7653) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/XI/14 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-1297)
Dark brown to black beer, irregular beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit smoky, caramel, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: mocha, coffee, bitter, soft smokiness, hoppy. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, roasted, little smoky, bit watery, bit sour, hop bitterness, cocoa powder.
GuideDogSaint (1021) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at a tasting at Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate with a hint of smoke. Bitter sweet finish.
kerenmk (3814) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at tderoeck’s place. Thanks tderoeck. Black with tan head. Smoky, BBQ, bacon aroma, smoky, dry, a little roasty taste. Full body, mildly bacon finish and smooth texture. Quite amazong.
jmgreenuk (6955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, light smoke. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light, yet refreshing, malt liqourice bitter smoke chocolate hop palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.
AndySnow (6294) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Smoked malt, spices, some fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, chocolate, caramel.
olsvammel (5331) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SMÖF 2014. Smell of smoke with some fruits in the background. Malty with some dark malts. Similar taste with some salty smoked ham, dark malts and chocolate.
Stuu666 (9526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, quite sweet, not too smoky, too fizzy though.
slowrunner77 (9208) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Nice treat from a real nice brewery. Pours stout like, black with ginormous khaki head. A little overcarbonated, but leaves a nice film after on the palate, and nothin some swirlin wont take care of. Sweet wood, smoke, licorice, roasted malts. Really beautifully done aroma and flavor. Light impression of smoked meat...like Alaskan but beef instead of fish. Will get again. 4.25."