revolution2718 (212) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a bit of tan head. Nose is roast, milk chocolate, maybe a hint of smoke. Taste matches, milky, lactose, roast, a touch of coffee. If I'm really looking for it I get some smoke on the finish, but it's really not overly present. If you're looking for a Rauchbier this isn't it, very subtle if at all. Thin mouthfeel. It's fine, I want more smoke.
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larsga (6143) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small brown head. Opaque black body, even in direct sunlight.
Deep chocolatey earthy aroma with faint smoky notes.
Sweet-dryish red berry and chocolate taste with smoky grainy
notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish
roasty burnt smoky aftertaste with chocolatey notes. Leaves an
ashy burnt finish lingering for a good while. Very nice and
drinkable, quite unusual, but loses some points for the
finish. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Oslo, Vika.)
L_inconnu (58) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robe noire magnifique, mousse discrète, beige/brune. Un nez magnifique, très mélasse/fruits rouges et caramel. Une fois en bouche, elle manque de corps. On sent bien le fumé, mais pas grand chose d'autre, si ce n'est une touche de lactose. On perçoit la fameuse touche "BBQ" annoncée, mais il faut le savoir.
bpar73 (425) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Dark chocolate with a smoky component in the aroma and taste. Just a great, drinkable stout
stoutgap (22) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass,average creamy dark brown,rapidly diminishing head. Notes of molasses and roast. Medium mouth feel, alittle thin for a stout, though it had a nice long bitter finish. The smoke was so suttle the base beer ran it over.
mrjaxson (283) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The smoked malt is nicely subtle in this Dark Horse gem, allowing the expected roasty flavors to come through, too. Tapped at Slow’s in Detroit, so it was just perfect with the Big Three (Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken and Sliced Brisket). You cannot go wrong with this combo platter and beverage!
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro. Aromas ahumados, tostados y chocolate. Cuerpo denso, sabores tostados, ahumados, con un final amargo moderado achocolatado. Muy rica.
EvanFriend (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly what you’d expect from a stout, the usual chocolate and coffee flavors, but there is also some wood smoke evident, and a faint flavor that tastes like the leather sling on my Mauser Kar98K smells. I like it. I could use a bit more smoke, but I like it.
ej (686) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almost pitch black with a dark tanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, mellow peat, coffee, caramel and leather. Taste is moderate sweet, with bitter coffee and chocolate. Body feels close to full and it is softly carbonated.
bagalagalaga (111) - Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just about perfect, the smokiness is a good compliment to the classic stout chocolate flavors. Very restrained smoky taste unlike some other smoked brews I’ve tried where brewers obviously just tried to cram as much smoke taste into it as chemically possible. Actually liked this one much better than Plead the 5th.