ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is smoky, toffee, vanilla, caramel, slight chocolate. Almost like bottled s’mores. Appearance is motor oil black, dark brown head. The taste is complex. The flavor is very smoky, like burnt wood mixed with coffee. Not really getting the same sweetness in flavor as in the aroma. Mouthfeel is average. Overall, it is very complex and worth the try.
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brunzies. Nice smoky rich chocolate nose, with molasses and coffee. Dark black opaque with creamy tan lacing head. Thick body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with tins of molasses, coffee, chocolate and smoky charred malts. Mild bitterness. Sweet alcohol with a bit of warming. Finished sweet with nutty quality. Sweet lingering after but not cloying.
gEUS (1723) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home. Pours intense dark brown, little to no head. Mildly roasted cold coffee, nice chocolate and mocca flavours, little smoke scent though. Watery body, quite some dry coffee roast, roasted and toasted bread, even some burnt malts.
Booga (78) - Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not a huge smoked beer fan but this one is pretty damn good. Dark brown medium body poor with a 2-finger dark chocolate head. Good smoke aroma and not overpowering smoke in the taste. Dark Horse is really solid with this one like all of their stouts. Well done.
bookman10 (952) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So many porters include smoke, but I haven’t seen too many stouts. This isn’t bad. Pours a deep, dark black, with an almost purpleish head. Aroma of smoke, roasted grain, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is also mainly smoke (almost tastes like smoked meat), along with some sweetness, chocolate, licorice, coffee. etc.
Bebum (764) - USA - FEB 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium body, moderate flavor, thin texture, crisp, rich and moderately hot mouthfeel, short length.
Restrained bittersweet nature, fitting acidity.
Predominantly roast flavors, coffee, bitter chocolate,
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planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of licorice, burnt sugar, toffee. Flavours of raisin, coffee, smoke,. Very smooth.
tomer (2905) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks, very little head, opaque black color, aroma of chocolate cake, wood and dark bread in the back, flavor of dark chocolate, coal and dark bread in the back, pleasant light bitterness. Nice though not really smokey.
WingmanWillis (136) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a tan head. Roast malts aroma, tastes the smoke but not too overpowering, little sweetness in there from a hint of dried fruits. Nice balance. Decent smoked beer.
BlazerT (500) - POLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Pitch black with small, light brown head. Poor lacing and head retention. Aroma of roasted malts combined with light to medium amoked notes (bacon). You can find here some dark fruits aromas - rasins, Taste is semi-sweet to semi-dry, but in the end definetely semi-dry with nice, dark chocolate bitterness. In overall once again above average stout from Dark Horse, this time with hints of some smoked notes.
ClaudeB04 (345) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with small beige head.
Chocolate and typical stout taste. Not much smoke though.
Ok but not more