Fatehunter (1064) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a snifter. Dark brown with a tan quarter inch head.
Wood burning smoke, toasted malt. Solid "smoked" beer smell with no extras.
Burnt wood, roasted malt, cocoa, bitterness at the rounds it out well.
Soft texture, medium body, moderate carbonation but not distracting.
Superb drink for any occasion... such as waking up in the morning. Really, an excellent beer with nothing bad to say about it.
oops (140) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had 2 years and 6 years old ones. Pours really dark. In aroma there’s lots of smoke. Smokey taste with hints of coffee, barrel (oak) and even some fruits. Nice dry lasting attertaste. Older one was a little bit better - somehow smoother.
bookman10 (574) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown-black with minimal head. Aroma is primarily smoke. Flavor also dominated by smoke, with roasted grain, some coffee, bitter chocolate, even some leather. This would be a good beer to add some hot pepper flavor to.
Hopsinjoor (5) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beers that came close in taste were at least 5% higher in alcohol.
Never had this much flavor out of 6,5% but this one was bottle aged for 2 years...it helps!
msbernac (289) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma-caramel, coffee, smoke
Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-medium sourness, medium bitterness, light sweetness,
Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish
Beerhunter111 (3200) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbrauens Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch rauchig, holzig, röstmalzig. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, leicht rauchig holzig, Karamell, dunkel Früchte.
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is pungent smoked malts and hickory/oak. The flavor is smoked malts, hickory/oak, hints of smoked meat, dark malts, fruit and a long and acidic/tangy/slightly dry finish.
hackobock (838) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systemboalget, 2012 version. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoked wood, vanilla and caramel. Taste is mid sweet malt, a very nice and well balanced smokiness, finish is rounded with a subtle bitterness and some woody notes. Smooth medium body with a soft carbonation.
visionthing (2307) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a shared 65cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours very dark brown, close to black, with an off-white head. Fairly mild, but very nice smoky aroma with the wooden/bonfire notes. Sweet with a moderate bitterness. Smooth and well balanced, but slightly boring. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
klas (187) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Year 2012. Bottle from Systembolaget. Smoky aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Dark with thin head. Malty taste with smoke, coffee and chocolate.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,65l fra Systembolaget Luleå, Storheden. Drukket i Skibotn 29 Des 13. Svart. Så vidt gjennomskinnelig. Høyt lysebrunt kremaktig skum som varer en god stund. God røykaroma med litt røstet malt. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken balanserer mellom røykøl og porter. Bra - men litt tam.