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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Number Fore - Brewed with all malted barley and peat malt (smoked malt). This beer is full bodied with chocolate, roasted barley flavors, and a smokey almost BBQ finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 12 Oz Bottle. Oily density spills from the glass in viscous splendor. Thin rim of sweet Virginia pipe tobacco. Aroma has a suave and smooth rough salted oak and charcoal. Deeper there is a rich, musky earth spiced with whiskey splendor and hints of barbecue. Deep and complex. Flavor carries more of a dry stout character, but is nicely highlighted with grill char, sweet fish marinade, long drying coffee air, and some flatter ocean tastes. Carboniferous and yet higher with bits of brandy marinated fruit, nuts and nice general malt figures. Long smack in the middle of dry and sweet, but generally enjoyable. I guess as a Smoked this doesnít really excel all that much as Iím not grabbing that much smoke, but itís a nice stout twinged with those aromas and flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/21/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

opaque black, wispy tan head, light smokey roasted malt aroma with a touch of sweet licorish, lots of roasted malt flavor, roasted leads to bitterness and a long bitter finish, nice smokey character shows up after a while and balances with everything else, smoke and roast create a nice coffee character
-------- /> Date: 08/05/2007
Mode: bottle
Words: cellar stock

smokey dark chocoate aroma, rich and creamy dry roasted and dark chocolate flavor, the smoke is well balanced with the malt character

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Dark and inky pour with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, and figs. Smooth and full bodied. Taste is roasty malt, smoky ash, coffee, berries, and a tasty nuttiness. Very interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Slightly opaque black pour with a rather small reddish-tan head. Chocolate, smoky aroma with coffee and licorice notes. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Roasty, smoked flavor up front. Middle brings out a bit more coffee and leads to a bitter finish. This is a good smoked beer, not in your face agressive but a nice complement to the coffee and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Pours hazy medium black with a frothy light brown head. Aroma is heavily malty of bread and cookies, with hints of smoke. Flavor is balanced twords sweet, smoke, coffee and chocolate are dominate flavors. Medium to full bodied, creamy and flat.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2007
12 ounce bottle from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI (June 2007), served at cellar temperature from a Maudite glass. Inky-black and totally opaque under strong light, with a smallish dissipating dark chocolate head....smokiness is very restrained in the nose, a disappointment to this rauch-lover but whatís there is nice: lots of dark chocolaty roast, a bit of espresso, cherries, and then...wait....the peaty, earthy notes come through after a couple of minutes....nice.....the body is quite rich, decadent almost, thick and chocolate-malty with a light fruity-yeasty component most prominent in the middle, a touch of tart apple-cherry juice towards the finish, and a quite dry woody/bitter chocolate finish....the mouthfeel is a touch cardboardy at the end initially but it brightens up and the dullness recedes after a few sips....this is one of the least smoky of smoked beers Iíve had, and I find it hard to place in the stout family: not quite complex enough as an Imperial, not fruity or vinous enough for a Foreign stout, not really sweet.....all that said, the balance is elegant, itís quite drinkable and enjoyable, whatever one calls it, and Iím quite happy to have it after a couple of years of fruitless looking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
Bottle. Very dark brown colour allmost black with a little head. Aroma of roastedness and hints of smoke. Flavour of roastedness, chocolate, coffee and little smokeness, very nice and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
This pours out thick and dark brown with a smallish cocoa head. Nice rauch aroma, not meaty like the Bamberger brews, but having a woody smokiness that smoothly complements the roasted malt, barley, and coffee scents. The flavor is that of a solid, roasty tasting Stout, having the add-ons of some dark bittersweet chocolate and minced hard nuts. The smoke is there, but in a supportive role. Pretty decent.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5412) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a small tan head that disappears quickly leaving only an outer ring. The aroma has many stout qualities: strong malt backbone, chocolate, a hint of molasses, but not much smoke. The flavor exhibits many of the characteristics of the aroma. This is a good stout. The roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits are all present. The smoked flavor shows up late into the finish. The mouthfeel is medium-full and is sliky smooth going down. I like this one for the stout that it is, not the smoked as it is classified.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma is of chocolate, dark fruits and smoke, so is the taste, but light sweet. Medium body with a dry finish.


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