SinH4 (1605) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. Aroma is smoked salmon, not too much bacon, very aromatic. Taste is smoked malts, a bit coffee, a nice little chili catch towards the end. Soft mouthfeel. Nice!
nealblind (1402) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gusher 5/12 bottle date, opened on 6/15. Dark brown pour tan head. Aroma whiskey chilis leather caramel. Tastes smoke, peppers, Brown sugar. Vigerous carb.
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330. Pours a murky near-black with a gigantic surging tower of tan mousse on top. Big smoky briny nose, also showing a tangy real-peppery heat. Very similar to the Hammer & Sickel, save for the addition of the chili peppers. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Rich chocolatey mid palate with campfire and a bit of brine; heat is hidden well. Long earthy finish. Fun and interesting.
kundera89 (12) - SPAIN - MAY 22, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An authentic Smoked lmperial Stout. With a little bit of chili, which suits the smoked aftertaste. Perfect, just perfect. I recommend to drink it in the Netherlands, if possible, directly from Bodegraven.
wekker84 (2050) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts smoke spicy caramel smoke dark fruits and hops flavor roasted malts smoke spicy fruits dark fruits some laurel and hops
minutemat (3276) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle drunk after an evening trip to A&E. Pours deep, hazy brown. Soft smoked aroma. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Subtle smokiness. Minimal chili presence. Nice enough.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with huge frothy creamy light beige head. Aroma is slight oxidatet. Smoke, sweet rock candy, dark malts, peat, dry, liquorice. Some ash. Taste is sweet, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, slight peppery, peat. Light smooth body for style with long smoky finish. Dry and ashy. Slight chile heat as it warms.
Gurthnar (4100) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Bottle from Amersin. Clear rubyish dark brown colour. Stable head. Aroma dark malts, dark fruits, some peaty smokiness. Taste is considerably more smoky, heavy rauch character, both beech and peat elements. Other than that there are also dried fruits and some caramel, but this beer is defined by heavy smoke presence. Complex, fun, pleasant. Harder to drink though. Very good nevertheless.
Zlotta (840) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled on 6/5/2013. The label doesn’t mention any chilis by the way, but the beer is announced as a spiced stout. Clear, almost opaque, very dark reddish brown to black with a thin, soapy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Nice, intense aroma of plums, raisins, smoked ham and dark chocolate with hints of peat. Fruity-smoky taste of plums, raisins, dark cherries, smoked ham and dark chocolate, followed by a rather long, smoky, peated and slightly bitter finish with maybe minmal notes of chili. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy texture, flat. Very good brew that is extremely well-balanced. Although so much is going on, none of the flavours dominates or kills the other ones. I assume it benefited from the two years of aging.
ZodiacM (511) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bijna zwart bier met bijna geen kraag. Geur van gebrande mout, rokerig, gedroogd fruit. De smaak is vooral rokerig, branderig, hout, teer, daarna wordt de smaak wat zoetig en komt er wat gedroogd fruit naar boven. De nasmaak is lekker rokerig, zoetig. Goed gebalanceerd.