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.
tricksta_p (271) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, plum, licorice, hops. There is a welcome element of smoke to this brew. For a 10% ABV the flavour is only slightly boozy. Fantastic Stout by one of the two best Dutch breweries.
MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share taster. Dark brown with ruby highlights, and BIG foamy cap (that dissipates). Aroma of chocolate, smoke, wood, plum. Taste is a shmack of sweet, chased with a robust bitterness.
kraddel (1934) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black under a kilometer big brown foam. i give respect to the metal cap, to keep this much power in balance for the time it took for me to open the bottle
smells oaty, burnt malts . bit zhiskey in the back, wouldnt say peated though
taste has some peat, unfortunatly, but no overkill. sweet, bit smokey . doable .
77ships (3043) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl. Bottle sampled thx! to Kraddel. Bottled on 27/01/2011. Complete and utter gushes & smells infected even from a distance. Dark brown with a very big, collapsing mocha head. Nose is very vinous coffee grounds, ashes, mocha & vinegar. Tastes of soy sauces, ashes, coffee grounds with less wine vinegar than expected, very heavy on soy sauce and faint herbs. Carb. is very high in the way that is typical for an infected beer, it is not as bad as I thought that it would be upon opening. Still an infected mess more or less.
derBreslauer (115) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first sight black body, but it’s some sort of muddy dark brown color. Head is minimal, disappears quickly. At the beginning aroma is malty and smoky, but after warming up it reveals roasty and heavily chocolate base. Pleasant warming taste. It’s very delicate. Starts with smoked and roasted notes and goes to bitter chocolate and cocoa. Bitterness is moderate but long lasting. Gives great aftertaste. Great beer.
gunnar (4323) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat.Pours black with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma of peated malts, coffee, soy sauce and dark bitter chocolate. Thick, sticky and oily mouthfeel.Taste is much of the same as suggested in the aroma, but the peaty malt is well integrated, in a light sweet malty taste bomb, coffee and mocha, lingering bitter liquorice, traces of smoke in the finish, me like, a lot.
Torrefacto (211) - SPAIN - NOV 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color caoba oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas tostados y ahumados, romero y regaliz. En boca tiene un inicio dulce y tostado que pasa a los ahumados intensos y agradables. Muy rica.
Jmum (10) - - NOV 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love bruichladdich whisky and love this smoked imperial stout with bruichladdich malt.
Very intense smoked aroma with dry fruits and chocolate.
Full body, well bitter.
age_jellema (12) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My absolute number 1. Deep taste, coffee, smokey, chocolate. Awesome beer.
Bosbouw (577) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met degelijke lichtbruine kraag. Dikke structuur. Rokerige geur met hints van koffie en vanille en chocolade. Lekkere rokerige smaak. Iets koffie en een goede alcohol smaak.