cgarvieuk (20233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the vintage... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate.. Soft smoke nose... Tooo fizzy... Rich malts... Dark roast... Light woody smoke... But massive co2 prickle
harrisoni (16708) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bottle Shop with Harry. Black lasting tan head. Some chocolate. Some light mouthfeel. Yes a light chocolate dry stout.
Theydon_Bois (15974) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Bottle Shop, Bermondsey, 06/09/14.
Pitch black with moderately appointed dirty tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is rich malt, dark fruits, brown bread, spice, subtle rauschings, ashtray tones.
Taste comprises dark toffee, dark malt, biscuit notes, oatmeal vibes, light chocolate, less smoke than the nose.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok smoked offering.
Tmoney99 (13068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy smoked dark malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium smoked dark sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good brew.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and smoke. The taste is smoke forward with notes of toffee malts, citrus and nuts. Medium bodied, well balanced, Nice beer.
Dogbrick (10879) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Brass Tap Polaris. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing. Smokey aroma with malt and chocolate notes. Medium body with flavors of smoked malt, coffee and dark chocolate. The finish is smokey with a charred malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
crossovert (10759) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice one here. Smoke blends with the rest of the beer yet it is still the forefront.
Sammy (10660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Mr. Goodbar. A sipper. Black with no head. Rich winey, but also a but sour.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at my local Whole Foods, for $3. Dark brown, near black color. Kind of clear. Thin khaki head. Couple bits of lace. Bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Lighter carbonation. Nice complex aroma. Good smoke, caramel malt, and coffee in the aroma. Moderate sweet taste, light savory. Good long smokey aftertaste. Light bit of chocolate in the aroma, more roast and coffee, hint of dark fruit. Smoke is very enjoyable though, as a fan of the style... Solid, complex smoke beer. Satisfyingly smokey for sure. A little rich and soft though, bigger sweetness. Would probably have been better suited for a snifter format, maybe.
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Vintage. Smooth liquorice, dry and roasty, lingering dry finish, but not smoky enough!