strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am typically not a fan of peat malt in beer, because it typically overpowers all the other flavors. However, the flavor of this beer is extremely well-balanced. I think it is the sweet chocolate that is offsetting the bitter smokiness.
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ozb bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with thin tan head..aroma of coffee,barbecue, roasted nuts..dry,smoky taste..very good.
dexcansino (423) - Andalucía, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza negra con espuma color marrón. Sabor a toffee, chocolate...fondo a especias ligeramente picante y salsas de carnes. Cuerpo muy sedoso, equilibrado.
JBPortland (625) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours viscous black with a small tan head. Nose is roasty burnt brownie batter, coffee grounds, some subtle dark fruit, a hint of smoke. Taste is creamy roast malt, bitter dark chocolate, burnt toast, brownie, very subtle and balanced smoke compliments the rich roastiness. Finish is sticky dark chocolate cake, cocoa, dark fruit, bitter coffee. Smoke element is very subdued and adds just a little accent to what is already a very well made stout. Pretty tasty!
ERB92 (223) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Milk chocolate, nuts, roasted malts and a faint hint of smoke in the aroma. Black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really nice brew, but i expected a bit more smoky flavour.
Meilby (7189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml @ Cabin, Homlong Camping, Geiranger
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, milk chocolate, ash, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate and slighty ash finsih. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a bit of tan head. Nose is roast, milk chocolate, maybe a hint of smoke. Taste matches, milky, lactose, roast, a touch of coffee. If I'm really looking for it I get some smoke on the finish, but it's really not overly present. If you're looking for a Rauchbier this isn't it, very subtle if at all. Thin mouthfeel. It's fine, I want more smoke.
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larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small brown head. Opaque black body, even in direct sunlight.
Deep chocolatey earthy aroma with faint smoky notes.
Sweet-dryish red berry and chocolate taste with smoky grainy
notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish
roasty burnt smoky aftertaste with chocolatey notes. Leaves an
ashy burnt finish lingering for a good while. Very nice and
drinkable, quite unusual, but loses some points for the
finish. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Oslo, Vika.)
L_inconnu (58) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robe noire magnifique, mousse discrète, beige/brune. Un nez magnifique, très mélasse/fruits rouges et caramel. Une fois en bouche, elle manque de corps. On sent bien le fumé, mais pas grand chose d'autre, si ce n'est une touche de lactose. On perçoit la fameuse touche "BBQ" annoncée, mais il faut le savoir.
bpar73 (408) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Dark chocolate with a smoky component in the aroma and taste. Just a great, drinkable stout
stoutgap (22) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass,average creamy dark brown,rapidly diminishing head. Notes of molasses and roast. Medium mouth feel, alittle thin for a stout, though it had a nice long bitter finish. The smoke was so suttle the base beer ran it over.