Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darkish brown, big blast of Port Ellen right off the top, and the Weyermann shows up a bit, too. Things that aren’t smoke are decidedly more subdued. Big fat sweet molasses malt, the beech smoke slides in there. Rich, soft, touch of alcohol to let you know its strong. Damn fine beer, at least if you’re a smoke whore.
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to vertbaconstrips and Ferris. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of beef jerky, smoke, peat, bacon, ashy chocolate and brisket. Medium body. A bit one dimensional but good.
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger and a half of light brown head that leaves some pretty solid lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by smoke with hints of peat and chocolate. Taste is also dominated by smoke with some peat and a dark chocolate malt sweetness with some hints of dark fruits as well. Would have rated higher if the smoke was not so overpowering. Overall, not a bad brew.
DeanF (1707) - Nunavut, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very modest dark brown head, very dark velvet-black body. Aroma is heavy smoke, shoe leather, peat, animal hair. Flavour is a heavy barley-peat mix with some citrus notes, orange rind. Dry finish. Not much to look at but it does deliver well in the flavour department - and I’m not a big fan of smoked beers!
vadie (671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noir foncé avec très peu de mousse marron. Au début, quand il avait froid, j’ai trouvé un arôme claire de reglisse avec du chocolat et du café. Quand il a devenu plus chaud je pouvais sentir plus de fumée et j’ai trouvé que le reglisse était parti. Un goût de malt fumée, un peu comme du poisson blanc fumé, un peu de chocolat, et une finale légèr d’houblon.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Jet black with thin brown head - looks like the crema on espresso. Aroma is heavy smoke, roasted malts, and a bit medicinal. Taste is fairly one dimensional with heavy smoke characters and not too much else. A bit of cocoa on the nose and in the taste.
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to flute
Smoke, dark chocolate, fish oil aromas. Dark brown with a dark tan ring like head. Taste is smoky and malty with a tiny bit of bitterness.
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Smoke, iodine, and roasted malts with some dark fruit. Jet black and thin brown head. Smoky and some chocolate, but seems a bit thin and one dimensional. Not that great.
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice black toasted cappuccino head with a smokey chocolate, roasted character. Little off sour something there, gorgeous pour, man that is good. Served around 8 deg C from a 650ml bottle. Easy carbonation, easy bitterness, neither the driver here. Good body, smoked malt, somewhat peaty yet not cloying at all. Its good! ABV is 8.5%%, doesn’t taste like it. That’s a good beer.
GothGargoyle (1167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is smoke, bacon, soy sauce, leather, bbq sauce, smoked salmon. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, somewhat sweet on the palate smokey finish. Taste is smoke, dates, chicory, brown sugar, soy sauce. Interesting but not compelling.