elbernays (794) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from drinkstore. Pours dark black with tan foam head. Head reduces but stays. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some smoke but it’s slight. Creamy chocolate, burnt malts, oily mouthfeel. Dry wood earthy bitterness on finish. Full flavour and lasting to the end. Dry mouth end. Really good beer.
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, coffee and ash nicely packaged in smokey flavours alongside bitter hop notes. Not much here I don’t like. Lovely, lovely beer from New Zealand (New Years eve 2013, Skagen, Denmark)
melush (1207) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, amargo, a madera quemada.
Psytron (1526) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of smoke, chocolate. Black colour, dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, some licorice. Smokiness very neatly in background. Bitter. Soft carbon, creamy texture, full body.
jake65 (2872) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Muddy brown color with a monster of a fluffy brown head. Lots of carbonation and the pour is a waiting game. Nice smokey aroma, mostly campfire smoke. Little else comes through in the flavor, very light cocoa and oak to go with a heavy smoke presence. It’s not harsh, but damn full of smoke.
GothGargoyle (1597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a good beige head. Aroma is smoke, chocolate, plum, leather. Medium bodied, smoky on the palate, smooth finish. Taste is smoke, chocolate, dates. Nice.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-04-08. Black body, large foamy beige head. 4+ Aroma of dusty mocha, light smoke that grows exponentially with a swirl of the glass. Flavour has a relatively sweet first sip and middle, dries out a bit in the finish with moderate smoke. Whispers of cocoa and moch underneath. Smooth effervescent average palate. Surprisingly enjoyable, I have been putting off drinking this because it is smokey, but the smoke is relatively restrained. Pretty decent. Bottle is 6+ months old from a private order
Beerhunter111 (9925) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch rauchig, röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, rauchig, holzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Kaffee.
erickok (4126) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amount of smoke in the nose, together with burned and chocolate malts. Not thin either. Medium bitterness to balance all that malty punch and it does so perfectly. The result is a mix of a bready and even banana bread kind of base with a pleasant smooth smoke and leather, ending with a bitter chocolate touch. Yes, I really dig this one. (50cl bottle brought from De Molen by Bertanne)
BrewBoxer (2398) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Nelson blue. Pours a pitch black color with a slightly tinted brown tan. Lighter tasting then a normal porter. I could session this all day
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