BrownALEx (279) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: smells like a well kept barnyard or hayloft with a hint of peat. Appearance: dirty motor oil pours out of the bottle that leads to a small beige head. No lacing. Taste: chocolate and some smoked peat do their best to try and hide the alcohol. Palate: oily and thick. Good mouthfeel. Overall: not a bad beer. Dark Horse continues to make worthy beers.
ClubGonzo (4179) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a pitch black body with a tiny beige head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, dark malts, licorice and hints of toasted bread, grains and hints of leather. Taste is licorice, ashes, leather, burnt toast, hints of cola beans, bitter herbs and grass. Medium body and carbonation. Not much smoke left in this (old) bottle, but pretty tasty nevertheless.
Gorm (1393) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, røyk, kaffe og bek. Smak av røstet malt, røyk, kaffe, lakris og frukt. Melkebaren.
nilsas (1646) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duft av kaffe, lakris, bek og røyk. Dyp sort farge. Tynn hinne brunt skum, heng langs kant. Smak av kaffe,lakris, bek og røyk.
andrepintado (1545) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Pistáchio, Sintra, Portugal. Color is lovely dark with a medium brown head. Body is medium and mediumly carbonated. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, light salty. Aroma is chocolate, bacon, roasted, coffee. Oh my god!
Abijen (1511) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a good brown head. Smells roasted, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes chocolate, roasted, coffee bitter, cacao. Medium body, low carbo and an oily texture. Good one!
MarcoDL (2343) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black, small head. Aroma of vanilla and cacao. Taste of coffee, dark cacao and some nice vanilla. Gritty mouthfeel. Smoke is very faint though, not worthy of the name smoke stout. A good beer nevertheless.
Gerardgathier (322) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 Thick black beer, aroma of vanilla choco. Taste is coffee vanilla smoke in the back. Medium to full body
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
HeadyDE (516) - Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottte pour from stout sampler pack..black pour not much head..nose is good with notes of chocolate, slight soy presence..not much smoke noticeable on nose..mouthfeel is smooth..fairly light bodied with just the right amount of smoke presence, not overly smoky at all..nailed the smoke perfectly..good smoked stout..has a charred plank undertone.. if you like this style more, this would probably be more enjoyable
McGarnigle (563) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4-pack. This is a very good stout. Rich, creamy, dark chocolatey. I barely detect any smoke. This reminds me of something like Sam Smith’s Imperial Stout (it’s not as heavy or syrupy as an American IS). Properly low level of carbonation.
tderoeck (5054) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/X/14 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-1209)
Clear black beer, irregular aery beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: banana, dried fruits, cranberries, chocolate, mocha, some vanilla, caramel, bit sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very roasted, lots of coffee, bitter, little sweet, slightly smoky. Aftertaste: charcoal, pretty bitter, coffee grit, sourish touch, cranberries, overripe banana, slightly smoky, cocoa powder.