floris87 (35) - Utrecht, - NOV 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vendor told me some bottles were off, but this one fortunately isn’t. Leathery, dark brown colour with good grayish brown head. Fantastic aroma dominated by smoked peat, but very well complemented by chili peppers, licorice, pine and maybe some berries. Very bitter taste, and the chilis give it just a very small spiciness, which should be acceptable for everyone (unlike Hot & Spicy, which I absolutely loved but didn’t go down well with everyone). Easily the best smoked ale I’ve had, although I haven’t had many.
andrepintado (1985) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa, Portugal. Dark brown red color. Thin beige head. Medium bitterness, low to medium sweetness. Aroma is spicy and roasted. Flavour is quite spicy, smoke, chocolate
trevor211 (1440) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glossy black pour, big thanks to Matt! Big, thick aroma of dark chocolate and molasses, with a wonderful cold smoke mixed in. Something like a dark chocolate candy flavored with a scotch. Nice big mouthfeel follows, with the same smoky, meaty, chocolaty notes. This is really tasty stuff... going to go wonderfully with the marinated tri-tips we just took off the grill. =)
luttonm (3308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought in Belgrade consumed in Seattle. Pretty dark black brown, medium tan foam. Good fruity smoke aroma. Juicy stout body, metallic cider. Earthy grain. Restrained smoke house, medium body. Nice.
artemb (153) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: smoked, roasted pig belly, earth, some rotten notes.
Taste: moderate sweetness, light to moderate bitterness, spicy chili.
Flavour: smoked pork, chocolate with chili, weak sweet robusta, many complex Mailard products.
Very prominent spicy aftertaste.
I didn’t really like this big spicy notes.
I like chili and I like beer with chili but I am not sure about chili in the beer.
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.2% ABV. Smoked stout.
Poured out of the bottle back viscid sin measuring 40°SRM. Black.
Nose is medicinal, tarry with stone dust aromas. Wet plaster also comes to mind. There are burnt oak aromas after the shock of the initial smoke. This is not the pleasant smoke you get from peat that is associated even with the most dyed in the wool Islay scotches. This smells more like fire damage.
Pronounced carbonation, which is a good thing otherwise this would just be unpalatable.
Medicinal. With a lingering palate of charcoal dust.
Glad I tried it. Will be unlikely to revisit.
Patdelichte (67) - - AUG 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Is bijna niet te drinken. De rooksmaak is TE overheersend. Hij ruikt al heel grauw en vanaf de eerste slok is het vechten. Met kleine nipjes gaat het maar het lijkt net verbrand rubber wat je drinkt.
markoijelena (1233) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l from Majstor za Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Taste with Ljuba.02.07.2015.Pour it dark brown color with small white head.On the nose smoked sausage.Taste of bacon,smoked sausage,spices,kick of hot feel in you throat.After taste hot and smokey.Interesting
KW92 (607) - WARSAW, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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MichaelAwesome (5852) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ne. Geht gar nicht. Nur rauch und Leder. Dazu mangelnde Kohlensäure und etwas Fisch. Trinkbar, aber auch ekelhaft.
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black colour with a small head and smooth body. Aroma of smoke, peat and herbs. Taste of smoke, smoked malt, coffee, pepper and spices. Smokey-bacon finish.