mike5326 (616) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, no head at all. Sweet bourbon malt smell. Smoked malt flavor with a slight bitter finish.
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harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally pulled this extra from the cellar.
Black and inky with no foam. Smells of smoke, leather, tobacco, toasted and roasted malts. Flavor is roasted with smoke, coffee grounds, leather, metal and some dust. Okay flavor. Medium on full bodied with low on moderate carb and a semi dry finish. This was less smoky than I expected (a good thing), but the stout underneath lacked the refined character I usually get from the folks at Dark Horse.
Serving type: bottle
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a small head. No real evidence of being smoked.Small head and left no lacing. Nothing too distinctive and not one of their better ones.
Bosbouw (755) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Diepzwarte kleur met een matige lichtbruine kraag. Goede geur van koffie, chocolade, gebrande mouten, iets gerookt. Smaakt naar chocolade, koffie, mouten en iets gebrand. Weinig rook overigens. Goede dikke structuur.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: thick, oily black with a slowly rising, viscous & deep-tan head that slowly drifts into a collar. Aroma is toasted nuts, smoked malt, light campfire, woodsiness, & some mildly sweet, mildly bitter cocoa. Slight dusting of coffee, too. Taste is a nice combo of roasted & smoked malts. Nuts, wood, cocoa powder, faint oily coffee beans. Underlying milky sweetness to balance the roast & smoke. Finish of dark fudge & light smoked wood. Another lovely beer in this series of stouts.
Pyrmir (2678) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tiny mocca head. Aroma is smooth and complex, dark chocolate, slight smoke, roasted malt and cocoa. Taste is fairly thin, roasted, dark chocolate, mocha, smoke and faint fruit notes.
Vestergaard (163) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cheap ass bottle. Pours beautiful pitch black with this almost signaturish dark brown, but still rather fizzy head. Smell is both sweet and smoked malts, but got some chocolate too. Slight licorice perhaps.
The taste has got more prominent burned notes to it, but is still quite smoked. Fairly well balanced though. The 7% alcohol doesn’t show off - in fact it is very gentle in that matter. It gets a little heavy and dry in the burned/smoked part, but i can’t really decide wether that should be less, or if the alcohol and the sweet flavors should be turned up a little. Still a great beer imo!
RasmusOtt (949) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pors black with a nice dark espresso-brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, smooth sweet chocolate notes, also a bit of vanilla as well, smoke is very subtle here on the aroma. Smooth and balanced aroma. Taste of roasted and toasted malts, smooth delicious chocolate notes, a little bit liquorice and slight smokey.
Mittenator (1049) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours like oil. Near black with essentially no head. Milk chocolate and malt aromas. Smooth with some very light smoke and heavy malt finish.
ericdevin (577) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle unknown via trade. Pours very dark, little to no tan head. Aroma very slight, somewhat smoky, roasty. Full, herbal, spicy resin. Lovely.