fidelis83 (2168) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a tall creamy tan head that eventually fades to 1 finger. Aroma is huge on peat smoke and iodine, along with woody smoke and dark chocolate, then some briny char, roast, earth, licorice and burnt nuts. Flavor is all chocolate and peat smoke up front, followed by dark roast coffee, roasted nuts, campfire smoke, earth, hints of sautéed dark fruit, burnt sugar, earth, burning hay and lighter roast, briny char, roast and lots of lingering smoke to the finish. Heavy body, creamy, oily and syrupy entry, heavy and blanketing carbonation and oily, boozy, slightly solvent-like and slightly acidic finish. Really tasty stuff overall, the flavor lasts forever and moves from one group of tastes to the next like acts in a play. Way, way over carbonated though, coupled with the light, but odd acidity in the finish, I have to wonder if it might be infected.
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, smoked, chocolate, licorice, alcoholic - whiskey. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full almost creamy body with soft carbonation.
karpik (207) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma of bonfire smokeness with chocolate and coffee. Pours pitch black with small but stable tan head. Taste is medium dry. Beer is very smooth and incredibly balanced between smoke and chocolate. Finish is medium, herbal bitter. Overall fantastic!
likeatrainwreck (132) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Massive peaty malty aromas... the flavour follows suit, big roasty, boozy, whisky, coffee... warming. Quite a thin body and not too sweet, which makes it alarmingly drinkable. Stunning stuff.
IngetSlick (48) - - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Saveur Bière (2014/11). Low, creamy, beige/brown head. Black body. Smells of roasted hops, coffee, nuts, leather, oil. Tastes strong of salt, licorice, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted hops, very spicy. Sweet, salt and bitter. Clear finish (thankfully). A surprisingly different touch to this beer which I appreciate, even though it’s not particurlarly a beer I enjoy that much it’s a good brew none the less.
atrox (450) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black colour, poor head. Aroma: malt, roastness, smoke, ash, coffee. Taste is also roasted, some coffee, chocolate, peat.
k0mpsa (1715) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle at arendsnest, amsterdam. Black as night, brown head. Aroma has deep roasty notes, some whiskey notes and wet wood. Roasty body, coffee, some whiskey, barrels.
Synz0r (11) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ drie dorstige herten. Pours pitch black with a creamy head. Aroma is peat, smoke, malts, chocolate, caramel. Taste is coffee, smoked, slightly bitter, certain sweet presence. I approve!
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Salwal (62) - - JUN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with thick Brown head. Smell is malt an peat. Very heavy peat taste to while being sweet. Some grass and very long and peaty aftermath... I’m not much of a Fan of peated Single malts but this is decent and I like the crafty Idea behind it.
jamaty (1160) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muy oscura, espuma beige con manchas marrones muy abundante y poco densa. Fuerte aroma a tabaco que casi tapa otros valores: cuero, chocolate, malta tostada. Muy compleja en boca, donde sigue prevaleciendo el tabaco, junto con muchas otras cosas: café, whisky, vainilla, chocolate. Muy seca. Mucho cuerpo y baja carbonatación. Toda una experiencia para los sentidos. Requiere repetir.
anstei (278) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erz Winti. Pours black with a beautiful head, a gradient of all bubble sizes you can imagine. Intense malt aroma, pure sweet taste of... Well, ImpStout. Incredibly beautiful.