adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Armin’s palace, courtesy of Armin. Thanks! Pours a deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, somewhat smoky, dark chocolate, a touch smoky/meaty aroma. Smoky meaty, coffee, rich dark chocolate, a bit boozy flavor. Pretty tasty but not mind blowing.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark black pour with tan head, arom abrought smoke, hints of roast, dark chocolate, hints of smoke, hints of coffee, slight earth. Taste is a mix of earth, dark chocolate, hints of smoke, coffee, finishing smoky, roasted hints of coffee. Nice.
Steve_0 (1924) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man! Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Big smoke, dark cocoa, coffee, caramelly, toffee, bourbon, coconut, and ashy aroma. Taste is smoky, bacon grease, dark chocolate, espresso, light spice, bread, earthy, and leather. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Seriously tasty stuff and one of the better smoked beers I have tasted.
icehawk (598) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inky black pour with slight khaki head. Nice smokey aroma. Big chewy mouthfeel, hints of vanilla, bourbon, smoke. Very complex, lots of layers, warming alcohol finish. Bourbon is fairly well hidden in this big base beer.
Loineshawn (3005) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bo + Luke offered @ fobab. roasty old dirty dough. somewhat earthy grainy chocolate. light licorice. subtle camp smoke. grainy bourbon smashes everything over the head to some extent. a bit too big. lot going on. messy. too sweet. low drinkability.
rxeight (786) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at FOBAB. Aroma and flavor dominated by smoke. Probably too much. Thick bourbon liquid smoke.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GTMW 2013. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a medium brown cap. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, oak and some faint coffee. Taste of chocolate, oak, roasted malts and a bit of grains.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
thanks to beerman dan 6686 for this gem. however, i must say wtf? why are there so many different kind, can’t fing the regular. oh well now i got it. has a sloghtly oxidized initial feel to it of=n th etaste buds. smells old. first taste is what i would ccall old again sorry bout that. i guess the smoke is what i feel. big black color. from a champagne bottle. has some sweetness in ther like it was aged mild barley wine, yes, starts to come across rather pleasant after a while. Had this at the RB Pgh Halloween Spook-tacular Tasting/Drunkfest fall 2013, nice time at Hornydevil’s place, thanks James & Michelle!
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one poured a big dark inky black with a very small beiege head. Aroma was light boarbon, roasted grain, and lots and lots of meaty smoke. Flavor was similar, barrel character was there but subdued, mainly a huge smokey and meaty impy stout. So delicious, would love to smoke meat with this stuff too.
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours very dark brown with a very nice light beige head, good retention and lacing. smoky burnt caramel, warming bourbon, bit of coconut, hint of salt and other minerals, pepper, menthol, grass and resin. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily and a bit sticky, sweetish and grassy-peppery-smoky finish. a good ris.