MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a bottle into a CBS snifter.
A. Pours a deep brownish black, minimal head covering the top, quickly falls to a thin mocha chocolate ring.
S. Smells of dark chocolate, toffee, sight smoked of charred wood.
T. Tastes of dark chocolate, slight smoked wood, burnt toffee with a bitter chocolate finish.
M. Thick and heavy body, medium carbonation, very chewy.
O. A good beer, not as smoky as I would expect from a beer called "smoked." But still has solid bold flavor, with a hearty thick feel. A filling beer.
Beerhunter111 (3466) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit bräunlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, rauchig, dunkle Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, bittere Schokoladig, Torf, Kaffee.
fugitive (1227) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color black with medium brown head. Aroma roasted, smoke, chocolate. Taste malt, roasted, chocolate, some smoke.
djd07 (2779) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown thanks to Will. Pours a very dark brown with beige head. The aroma is smoke, roast, and chocolate. Thick mouthfeel with bitter roasted malt and smoke with bitter finish.
20107589 (289) - randers, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smoky, nutty and caramel aromas. appear very darkbrown without head. taste medium sweet light + bitter. full body, with a creamy texture a soft carbonation and a medium long aftertaste
alliance100 (329) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours black with thin brown head . Dark cocoa and smoke aromas . Silky texture . Flavor is medium smoke , peat , cocoa . Excellent stout .
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gendv138 (254) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, consumed on 5/25/13. Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours jet black with half a finger of tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of light smoke and roast, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Tasting notes of coffee, chocolate, tobacco, medium smoke, light caramel. Oily, syrupy mouthfeel with a medium body and semi-dry smoky finish.
weark (165) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof / Black color, small tan head, good lacing but fast disappearing / aroma is chocolate, smoke roasted malt, soy sauce / flavor is chocolate, light smoke, hints of soy sauce and licorice / Full body, medium but subtle bitterness, soft carboantion, silky, long chocolate - light smoke finish / a good smoked beer but it’s more a smoked porter than a smoked stout
sitzds (247) - - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into stout snifter. Opaque black with just a hint of brown at the stem of the glass. A one-finger brown head forms and slowly falls to a ring. No lacing. The aroma features smoked malt, roasted coffee, bakers chocolate, and molasses. Overall, the nose is mild and the smoke, specifically, is subtle. Fore’s taste follows the nose with a slight roasted malt, molasses, and chocolate sweetness followed by coffee and char bitterness. The smoke comes faintly on the finish. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation, and a long bitter finish with some smoke.
Block (1190) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice and smooth smoked beer. Dark pour with a creamy yet light body. Goes down really easy with a hint of smoke along the chocolate and roasted flavors.
jcvonrosen (3) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, rich malt, balanced with a sweet, smokey flavor. Carbonation was solid, but I would have liked a thick foamy head on this beer. No lacing.
Brewer’s description is spot on - smokey BBQ finish would make this a great beer to complement some ribs.