jdavidh (154) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Trappist in Oakland. Not sure which variant I had - was described as "dark strong with Scottish peat smoked barley". Jet black color with a creamy head that left thick lacing. Very smoky, both in flavor and nose. Bit of a sweet finish. Quite good.
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andrepintado (1570) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Color is dark brown to dark. Head is quite thin. Body is medium. Still quite soft. Finish is slightly long. Taste is medium bitter but balanced. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, a lot of smoke, slighlty fresh.
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark beer with a brown head. Taste is full bodied and filled with coffee, cacao, a little smoke and lots of bitter. Great beer with a longlasting aftertaste.
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not quite the taste bomb I expected, but more of a middle of the road. Even the high ABV doesn’t enter into it. Good ash finish and heavenly peat aroma.
Nordcore (1053) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a nice and lasting lightbrown foamy head. Smoke aroma with some sence of coffee and licorice. The taste is sweet, light bitter. full body with a nice warm roasted end. The alcohol is well hidden. Barcelona
MonsterMagnet (330) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, dated 7/12/2011, 10% abv. Pours dark brown with a large tan head.
Aroma: smoke, chocolate, liquorice, dark bread, somewhat earthy
Taste: wow, peated barley! Even if not barrel aged, there’s definitely the taste of Islay whisky in there. Roast, dark chocolate, coffee, mocha, liquorice, bread. Full bodied, moderately sweet, smokey (but not too smokey!) and a nice long lingering peaty and bitter finish. Love it!
bunget (573) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Dark amber body, very thin white foam with poor retention. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, smoked prunes, licorice, ammonia and hints of chocolate. Taste of coffee, peat, sweet malt, toffee, dark chocolate, blackberries. Thin and light for the abv. Late heat wave.
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Delicious smoky stout with an aroma of chocolate, roasty malts, plums and caramel. Taste is smoke again, whiskey, dark chocolates ,coffee bones and malts and hops putting eachoter in balance.
martin00sr (884) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick black,huge, stable light tan head. Aroma is smoky, licorice. Taste the same, quite sweet, medium carb. Delicious!
Bamsen78 (3426) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with stable tan head. Dark aroma of roasted malt, smoke and liquorice. Roasty and smoky flavour, with notes of coffee and a touch of liquorice and caramel. Lingering, smoky aftertaste. Bitter finish. Good.