boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured pitch black with a thin, light brown head. A nice tasting stout with moderate smokiness. Not overkill on the smokiness. Roast, burnt grains and barley, campfire, and coffee with cocoa. Dark Horse always seems to nail it.
gripweed57 (1382) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Dark, opaque black color. Small dense creamy tan head. Big, rich roasted malt nose with notes of cocoa and smoke. Flavor is rich and malty with subtle smoky, chocolaty, licorice notes. Flavor improves as it warms. Delicious and creamy, with a bittersweet cocoa character. Outstanding!
Quevillon (2925) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank on tap (8 oz) at Tørst in Brooklyn on September 22, 2016. Black, no head. Smoke chocolate cookie aroma, notes of ripe berries. Smoky barley cream taste, not that malty, dry finish. Smoky but it lacks taste!
Nate (4199) - 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 (1637) - 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 (82) - 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 (962) - 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 (784) - 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 (2875) - 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 (3038) - 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 (144) - 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.