Beergeek23322 (1709) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl. bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Dark malt aromas with dark fruit and some smoke. Once you take the first sip, the smoke really hits you. The finish is slightly sweet and is completely masking the high alcohol content. What a great beer!
Smallprint (74) - - JUN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle, pours black with some dark ruby visible in the light and a thick, dark brown head. Unusually light for a 10% stout, also unusually light bodied, still medium heavy but not almost oil like others. Aroma is heavily of smoke with some chocolate. Lively carbonation, taste was at first dominated by the smoke. After being left out, the taste matured and a lot of flavours came through, more traditional stout flavours like roasted malts and dark chocolate, with the smoke still being present. An excellent beer, definitely one to take your time with, different from their other Imperial Stouts I’ve tried, those being Hel & Verdoemenis and Rasputin.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a not lastig beige head. Smokey and leather aroma. Feels very smokey and leather flavour.
Iphonephan (2231) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Slightly sour aroma. Flavors of sour cherry, chocolate and a hint of licorice. Highly carbonated, almost champagne like. Bitter finish.
Yorker (849) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is smoke, salt, liquorice, vanilla, and roasted malt. Flavour is smoke, roasted malt, and liquorice – with a bitter finish.
Thompson (217) - - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium beige dense head.. black with red glow.. smell hops little roasted.. taste bitter dark chocolate coffee.. full body sofg carbonafion.. bottle shared by benzai..
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->snifter. Deep brown with small tan head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, molasses. Taste is boozy, with chocolate, coffee, rosted malt. Quite smoky. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Nice.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thin black or dark brown with light edges and a huge foamy khaki-colored head. Smells of phenolic smoke immediately reminding me of peat smoke. Bit of a peppered beef jerky aroma underneath. As it warms, and I acclimate to the smokiness, campfire-roasted marshmallows and milk chocolate notes emerges. Flavor is not so intense as the nose would suggest. There is a roasty, yet smooth maltiness, almost a bit chewy that stands up to the spicy peat. I can pick up hints of things like tootsie roll-like chocolate, caramel and dark chocolate pot de crème, but the peat smoke is still the dominant note. The peat does not, however, overpower this hefty brew overall.
brnandersen (1376) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle poured in to a snifter. Pitch black with a huge, tanned head. Roasted aroma with rich malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and licorice. Smoked malts and peat. An yeasty-fruity note. Taste is sweet. Full body, thick feel, soft carbonation. Finishes dry with peat, smoked notes and rich chocolate. Rich and satisfying.
vipinvelp (1619) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with small light brown foam head. Aroma is coffee dominated. Taste is dry rasted barley, coffee. Aftertaste is short, cold coffee. (Velp 201305)