skinnycheeks (14) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really dark brown, almost black. Minimal head. light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, soft carbonation, medium body, sticky. Overall I really enjoyed the taste. One of my favs so far.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl bouteille @ RBBWG III, thanks BeerLover_Ben. Anno 2012 bottle.
Cuivrée, col fin café au lait.
Arôme est agréablement malté avec de belles effluves fumées et un léger caramel.
Palais est ici centré sur un fumé qui bien que léger suffit à donner une belle complexité à la bière. Le tout est sec, sur des pointes de caramel.
77ships (3276) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 Vintage. 65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Beerlover_Ben. Lighter dark brown, little head. Very thick meaty smoke in the nose, comes positively German across to me, rich malts, touch dark fruits, liquorish, rich dark malts, touch caramel. Taste is rich meaty smoke, liquorish, almost touch soy sauce, rich dark malts, soaked dark fruits, raw tobacco, thick coffee. Very substantial body. Very solid & very robust stuff.
Holmen1 (1856) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske (2012-utgaven) på Cardinaltreff aug-13: nesten svart med beige skum. Smoked indeed - tjæresmaken hadde holdt til en femmil!
Vells (518) - LATVIA - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(2008) first exp with smoked brews I had too harsh, and question was - why should I drink liquid meat? Then now I can say - some delicate and well balanced smoked brews actually I like. This one definitely is one of them.
Very rounded moderate maltiness, with notes of smoke, wood, vanilla, choco, licorice, some hops for balance. Sweet with bittersweet finish. Really liked this one.
kraddel (2340) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBWG14
Pours next to black . Ok white foam
Smell is smoked indeed
Taste is smoked , too smoked for me .
Aluman (21) - Grants, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer is the best of the best. Pours like heaven smells like a campsite. Tastes reminiscent of good smoked meats mixed with an excellent Porter worth every penny.
esox (951) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Dark cola color, thin beige head. Intense, tarry but soft smokiness, chocolate, loads of bready malts and some fresh fruity notes. Extremely smooth flavor has soft, slightly salty smokiness and deliciously bready maltiness. Dark chocolate and ashy roasted notes. Pleasantly dry finish with balancing bitterness. The level of roastedness/smokiness is perfectly matched with other malty flavors. Medium bodied, velvety texture. Really, really good beer!
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 1/6/13 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle purchased quite some time ago at Sun Devil. Pours opaque, nearly black dark brown with a very thick tan head that slowly recedes to messy, thick lace. The nose is more smoke than anything else, with plenty of dark chocolate and coffee malt to back everything up. The flavor is the same, with the smoke really dominant up front, with tons of roasted malt and a touch of added vanilla on the back of the palate. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long smoked, bitter roasted, and light touch of vanilla sweet finish. This beer is holding up very well, and having had it several times in the past, it is still an accurate reflection of what this beer is and can be.
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 edition! Pours black with white head. Nice roasted aroma with spicy oak and a bit smoked. Tastes like standard porter, just with some notes of smoked meat, but so so little. Typical coffee and roasted aftertaste. Though to me it was not the fullest beer, bit watery, maybe because of the other beers that I had before. I waited for something more special with this one.