NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Large tan head. A very intense smoke aroma. Smells just like a fireplace to me. Hard to smell alot more then that. Very smooth to drink. Again the smoke aroma and flavor is pretty intense. Small notes of coffee, chocolate and malts. With all of the smoke in the aroma and taste. It almost seems burnt to me. Pretty good but not one I will seek out again.
eruizgarcia (294) - - MAY 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good but I expected more. Definitely very smokey and ashy, and sweet. Just a little thinner palate than I expected and slightly metallic taste. Not bad.
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Halfling_4132 (70) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance- solid cola black in colour with thick sandy brown foam. Aromas- Roasted aroma, salty smoked salmon with an underlying sweet vanilla. Palate- silky smooth, full bodied but light on the tongue. Taste- smokey roasted nuts, salmon, dark chocolate, overall- a complex and great tasting beer, really glad I tried and would happily drink again- had this for an end of 2nd year (uni) treat and it’s been worth the wait.
lokis333 (307) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 21, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost jet black color (torch bearly shines through) with nice thick brown foam. Aromas of smoked salmon, smoked carp, pepers and spices used in meat and fish? With notes of smooth dark malts, roasted nuts, dry sweet seaweed and light notes of wood, campfire smoke and charcoal. Palate, full body, creamy smooth texture leaving nice smoked dark malts and woody finish. Taste, smooth sweet of wood smoke, creamy dark malts, then develops into more salty dry wood taste. Overall, really nice, never smelled a beer like this, loved it! Was expencive but really worth it, would have it again and do recomend!
Scrumpy369 (266) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at hopaholic. Black colour, head disappears immediately. Nose of cured meat. Taste is black ham with some smoke. Very nice smoked.
Johnstledger8 (627) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Pours a pitch black with a thin mostly lasting foamy light beige head. Aroma is of dark fruits, liquorice, chocolate, smokey. Taste is of dark chocolate, peaty, dark fruits, blackcurrant, fig. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Bubeer (261) - - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with light brown edges. Sparse beige head. Aroma intensity 4/5. Toast, chocolate, malt, tomato and blackcurrant in the nose. The smoke really comes in the taste, alongside with oregano. Medium sweet. Bitter finish. Thin texture. Medium to full body
andrepintado (2479) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from lovecraft aveiro. Color is dark brown. Head is persistent and brown. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Aroma is liquorice, wood smoke, fire, light chocolate. Pretty tasty.
sjogro (2138) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Mrk’s. Clear dark brown nearing black with light tan head. Very bbq smokey sweet chocolate malts, toffee, coffee, goodness. Light sweet, medium bitter. Very smooth smoke taste, well balanced, lovely in all the right ways.
Maakun (2923) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2012 shared thanks to Mrk. Black with small light brown head. Lots of smoke, BBQ, ash, espresso, cocoa beans, dark chocolate, dried chilies but without the burn, earthy, dried leaves. Light sweet and under medium bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel. Very nice.
Alebarasi (4) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - APR 4, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark-brown, tar like color with a beige head. Interesting smell of smoked salmon and roast. Light, easy-to-drink beer with a intense smokey & coffee-chocolate aroma and a stout note. Interesting beer indeed, would try it again, but its price is quite high :D