KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Rate Beer Awards Festival. Nose is chocolate, band aid, peat. Cloudy black with lace. Very peaty and phenolic, too much band aid. I hate such peaty beers, but I suppose it is well done.
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Dark sweet and sticky smoke, like dark BBQ sauce. Jet brown with a light brown head. Like liquid smoke with a light body.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with a dark cream head. Big peaty smoke aroma. Big smoke flavor with roast and toffee flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Big smoke and peat lingers with light bacon and toffee.
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at RBBest2016. Pours black with a white rim. Aroma is smoky. Very. Med + body. Flavor is smoky - reminds of creosote or treacle with a lot of dark malt and smoke. Amazingly it goes towards dry, and it’s lightly bitter.
BuckeyeBoy (4434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at rbwg festival. Pours out black topped with a tan head. nose is huge smoke lots of peat malts and meat. Taste is more of the heavy smoke and peaty.
daniele (7210) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at scot duff dark good head peated roasty dry light woody medium high bitterness
Scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso torbato tostato buona intensita discreta secchezza abbastanza amaro filo legno
ThreeCats (727) - ISRAEL - JAN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a nice mocha head. Aroma of coffee, whisky, and wood. Taste has a lot of peat in it, smoke, wood, coffee, whisky, and burnt notes. Basically this is one big smoke bomb. Great if you like the style, a bit tiring on the the palate if you don’t.
andniz (42) - POLAND - JAN 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At first there was aroma of coffee, after that it was peat all beer long, could be described as burnt cables.
Standard stout look with nice head
Medium bitterness, low sweetness. Has that whisky flavor.
More drinkable than i thought. First few sips were strange (but interesting), then i got used to it. I’m kinda afraid of the incoming imperial version, though.
Kiezmar (96) - POLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Archiwum] Królestwo torfu! I w smaku i aromacie. Przełamane lekką ziołowością i czekoladą. Piwo tylko dla osób lubiących nuty apteczno-asfaltowo-spalone.
ArtificialCyst (222) - Szczecin, POLAND - JAN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Peat, a lot pf peat, coffee, roast. Appearance: Low head, dissapears in a moment, black color. Taste: Peat, chocolate, roast, bitterness is very low, some sourness, minimal herbal notes. Palate: Finish is semi-dry, carbonation is medium, body is medium-high. Nice beer, with more bitterness it would be a really great whisky stout.