a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, - DEC 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black, with a ruddy coloured head; aroma of smoked meat; smoky, espresso coffee, thick, peaty; nice charcoal, ashy sensation in the background; like liquid frazzles; lovely, well worth the crazy high price as an annual treat.
mniell (3) - - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Una birra che si presenta abbastanza bene, impenetrabile dalla luce, è di un bel nero carico/pece, schiuma non persistente, ma che rimane finemente fino alla fine, al naso forte liquirizia e una nota affumicata, in bocca subito si sente la nota affumicata che viene sovrastata dalla nota forte della liquirizia, un lieve amaro che rimane in bocca, non dovuto dai luppoli ma dal chocolate e dal roasted
lukka19 (102) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at World Wine Gallery, dark black thick liquid with medium tan head.Aroma of malt, coffee, bacon, smoked malt, caramel, prunes. Taste is malty, smoky, nice balanced with notes of caramel and coffee.Long hoppy bitter finish
bieromat (1) - AUSTRIA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr originell da hat er es wieder geschafft. Erinnert an Speckbrot. Sehr dunkel. Aroma ist einfach fabelhaft. Wer geräuchertes liebt ist genau hier richtig.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewdog online shop, drunk 16th June 2011. Very deep brown with a tan head. Nose and flavour have very smoky crispy bacon and strong roasted notes. Palate is a bit oily but not too much and strength is well hidden. Coats the tongue perfectly.
markextrae (2784) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample from bottle, shared in gotenborg sweden, deep black coloured pour with a small tanned head. nose of light smoked salte, salty licorice, deep dark chocolate, strong espresso notes, meat, and pepper spice. pretty weird combination, but interesting
Lele (301) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Birra che inizia benissimo e finisce malissimo. L’aspetto è bello, se non fosse per eccessivi lieviti in sospensione. Al naso è veramente molto gradevole, con sentori di affumicato (speck), cacao, caffè, liquirizia. In bocca inizia con questi sentori, ma da subito viene anche un amaro tra l’erbaceo e il troppo tostato che stona un po’ con il resto e che soprattutto lascia una cattiva sensazione in bocca. Peccato!
wiedrzensky (562) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours is dark with thick brown head. Aroma of smoked malts, dark chocolate, smoked cheese, bacon, light coffee, cigar, tobacco. Taste is light sweet, light to moderate bitter, coffee bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long coffee bittery finish. Overally very well ballanced, just the right amount of smokey notes, not very tarty, alcohol well hidden.
Stoned99 (843) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml Bottle from Parker Pie. Aroma: as expected lots of bacon in the nose, roasted malt and coffee. App: pitch dark, small brown head little retention. Taste and palate: medium to full body, smooth, loads of bacon and roasted toast in mouth, medium dry bitter finish. Overall: not my favorite style but this is a good smoked beer. Well blended with coffee. Way better warmer.
crlnts (390) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeah, so this is really good. Smokey darkey goodness. Creamy beige head, black body. Not my type of beer but thoroughly enjoyed.
Panzerfaust (721) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Gallagher’s Beer World/El Irlandés. Pours a very dark, jet black color with a small but dense, creamy khakhi head that lingers as a 2mm. film. Aroma is intensely smokey even when cold. Notes of bacon, peat, roast beef, pork sausages, Wagyu jerky and beechwood. Secondary notes come from coffee, tabacco, cigar smoke, licorice and pure cacao. Smokiness dominates and overwhelms the rest though it still smells somewhat stouty. After warming, you get more coffee character. Fantastic! Taste is strong, bold and powerfully smokey. Roasty bitterness, with sweetness attenuated and replaced by loads of burnt flavors. Quite a lot of coffee flavors towards the finish. Some cacao and dark bitter chocolate nuances. Not extremely complex, but two-faced and characterful with the smoke-coffee combination. Smooth, creamy texture, big body. The oats are clear in the mouthfeel. Smokey aftertaste as it’s logical. Same aftertaste as after eating BBQ’ed tenderloin. Overall this is a great, vehement Smoked Stout that should help anyone in need of a smoke-fix.