AndyW68 (393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black pour with red tint and kahki head. Aroma and taste is of chocolate, coffee and a campfire.
maxwelldeux (2222) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a thin tan head. Nose smells like there’s a little bit of bourbon in there. Taste is a little bit bitter and toasty. Not bad, but not great.
ccex (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours an opaque black with small but lasting dark tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some smoke, and a bit of dark fruits. Flavor is neither sweet nor bitter but malt-forward with smokiness in the finish. Body is medium to full with slight carbonation Mouthfeel is oily, and alcohol is well hidden. An excellent smoked stout.
Patrickctenchi (1682) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with a dark brown head.
Aroma is slightly smoked/burned chocolate...coffee.
Taste is roasty, dark chocolate malt...
Very lightly smoked....just exactly enough in conjunction with the tremendous chocolate and coffee flavours....
jeremytoni (2709) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Smoke toasted malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
superspak (1475) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, late 2012 bottling. Pours dense pitch black color with a small fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, char, roasted malt, coffee, smoke, toast, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good strength, balance, and complexity of dark roasted notes; the smoke is very complimenting and not overpowering. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, char, roasted malt, coffee, smoke, light smoked meat, light wood, toast, and roasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, char, roasted malt, light coffee, light smoke, toast, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and robustness of dark roasted flavors with smoke; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice smoked stout! Very robust and balanced with roasted flavors and smokiness; and extremely smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Chudwick (1082) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours black with huge brown head and great lacing. Smoky roast nose. Very dry. Dark chocolate flavor. Bitter chocolate taste.
rxeight (430) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 Very dark pour. Head was brown with a slight red hue. Aroma is malt and chocolate. Touch of smoke but more cocoa. Taste is dark stout. Some sweet some roasted malt. A lot less smoke than other smoked beers which is very good. Impressed with this one. Somewhat underrated.
UDBeernut (868) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via mikem409. Pours blackish tan with a tan head. Nose of a bbqbfirepit.... Must have ribs on somewhere. Nice smoke ring around the beef of roasted barley and chocolate malt. Body is solid but not heavy. Yeah smoke!
mcmisko (347) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with small brown head. smells very unique with dark roasted notes and smoke. Taste is dark malts, caramel, and smoke. Med-full body. dark and a little sweet after taste. interesting and good.