Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
New country for me - Pint bottle. Pours brown with way too much carbonation that results in a 5 finger light tan head at a gentle pour. The nose is light smoke, roast and dark chocolate. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, cocoa and smoke. Medium prickly mouth feel. The flavors are still fine but based on the carbonation issue I think the bottle is starting to turn. Glad I drank it before it affected the flavor. Decent smoked – not as smoky as I like but decent.
mabel (6559) - 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 (2007) - 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 (1494) - 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 (4679) - 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 (1070) - Wilmington, 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 (5148) - 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 (481) - 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 (2565) - 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 (4961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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 (4079) - Stockholm, 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.