KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a very dark murky brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) frothy light brown head that dissipated slowly into just a few puddles and a ring of residue, leaving behind some really good sheets of lace.
The aroma was right of front with a strong smoke odor and a moderate burnt dark bread malt, a light resin hop and a meaty yeast. It also had decently strong notes of dark chocolate, a dark roasted coffee and a hint of wood.
The taste was smoky and mildly sweet with a hint of chocolate at first and then became moderately bitter and quite roasty with a nice dose of coffee and had a pronounced smoky finish. The flavor lasted a really long time after the swallow, being mostly of chocolate and coffee but having a strong smoky ending.
Mouthfeel was right between medium and full in body with the texture being nice and creamy yet just a little dry and having a mild carbonation.
Overall an impressive smoked beer that had a ton of flavor with a very nice blending of the smoke, so it did not become too overpowering on the taste buds.
wicoldbuyer (5) - Madison, USA - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The leader and original in the category. You have to like/appreciate smoked beers to dig this beer.
gad905 (162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RichTheVillan’s tasting, 27/11/13. Clear dark brown, nice head leaves good lace. Rounded savoury smoke and sweet roast malt on the nose, touch of peat. Moderate sweet, chocolate, light coffee, dark toffee malt, medium hop bitterness, very dry finish, luscious smoky character. Very smooth, creamy, maybe a touch too spritzy but incredibly drinkable.
fattybladdy (613) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown appearance. Smoky meat and campfire in aroma. Taste follows suit, super smooth.
milo91hd (136) - Lecce, ITALY - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia 65 CL, colore nero con un cappello di schiuma color nocciola e poco persistente. Al naso è molto semplice ma pulita, affumicato e in secondo piano note maltate, caffè e cioccolato. Al palato risulta molto simile con un aggiunta di liquirizia nel finale. Corpo medio, poco carbonata. Davvero buona
dlbeer (840) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of dark malts and a lot of smoke. Tastes of the same with a balanced/woody finish
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Swaroga (1441) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad beer. Smoked as a burned wood or coal. Well balanced but a bit soy souce like. Overall a good beer. Had better though.
rouhlas (313) - GREECE - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle, v2011, at home. Black color with beige brown frothy-creamy head. Aroma is roasted malty, bready, light chocolate, smoked, bacon. Taste is sweet and bitter, roasted malt again, chocolate and coffee, smoked. Body is medium, thin to oily, average carbonation, nice smoked and malty finish.
BigBeer45 (1272) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a bottle,
this beer had a dark brown-black pour and gave a tan, chocolate shake one to two finger head of bubbles that receded to a cover and ring, it left nice spots and fingers of lacing on the glass,
it had aromas of a wood fire smoke, toasted malt and some roasted malt, coffee, a touch of oily smoke,
some malt and brown sugar sweetness in the background,
the flavor was wood fire and oily smoke, toasted malt and a little roasted malt, black coffee,
faint caramel and chocolate, there was a little malt and/or hop bitterness after the finish,
the mouth feel was light medium and creamy on the lips, and it had average carbonation,
a very smokey porter, smoke was out front on the nose and flavor, a nice blend of a smoke drink.
Jyrsa (94) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle . Dark murkyish brown. Coffee, burnt malt and whisky on the nose. Same burnt in flavour with a strong buttery component. Smooth after taste.
pictoman (608) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Dark brown, near black with beige head. Aroma of smoked malt, mild bacon. Flavour same with mild roast malt and leather. Medium body.