matthewjk (1021) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 Poured from 22oz bottle - Damn! Wow! Left Hand delivers a rare punch to the senses with this one! Smoky as a jazz bar and slutty as well. Am I getting red pepper and paprika on the end there? How did they do that? Folks, just a sensational offering here.
hackobock (2758) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 29, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2014.
Black with a small, dense brown head. Aroma is smoked wood, charcuteries, roasted malts, chocolate, some licorice, coffee and caramel.
Taste is medium sweet, light roasted and smokey and medium bitter.
Finish is medium sweet, medium bitter with some smoked charcuteries, earthy herbal notes, hints of coffee and chocolate. Medium to full bodied, smooth, soft carbonation.
Very nice imperial porter with a well balanced smokiness.
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Darkest brown. Short tan head. Aroma has chocolate maltiness, brown sugar, hops and a restrained smokiness. Taste adds sticky molasses and coffee bean notes. Not too sweet. Smokiness is much less than I expected throughout but still a very good porter.
abergdahl (154) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like a burning forest.. Black..nice taste of smoke but much mor..
A very nice beer
thelynchfella (181) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured jet black with off white head. Aroma is of smoked bacon. Very smokey aroma. Very inviting. Flavour is of smoke ham, salt, raisins, slight chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Nice bitter finish. Great beer
_angst_ (4125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget. Pours blackish dark brown with a creamy mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty, smokey and boozy with roasted malts, caramel, dark roast coffee, fried banana with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, smoked ham, minerals and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, smokey and slightly boozy. Mouthfeel is round, slightly viscous, tiny roasted astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, smoked ham, burnt wood, minerals, alcohol and hints of fried banana. Very well integrated smoke on a solid slightly banana estery imperial porter. Bit hot but it suits the beer and drinking experience. I like it!
craftbeersweden (454) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black beer with a one finger, beige, head.
Nose: Chocolate, smoke, cocoa, coffee, rasted malt, brown sugar and hops.
Taste: Rasted malt, smoaked roasted malt, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, black pepper, coffee, molasses and dried fruit.
Body: Full body with light carbonation. Complex structure. Smooth and creamy.
Great Imperial Porter!
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Thanks to Garrold. Dark black / brown coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is smoked ham, honey glaze,dark choccuy, smokey phenols. Flavour is composed of smoked ham, cured meat, phenols, choc, bit of berry in the finsh. Palate is semi-sweet. Tasty.
Lawger (248) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with khaki head. Charcuterie scents, spent matches, chocolate malts, wet paper. Smells like a Bamberg Rauchbier but with a lot more malty body, pretty awesome. Medium bodied palate, medium bitterness. Loads of complexity. Very long finish with incredible balance. Some sweetness, bitterness, hints of acidity. Very good.
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rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle at the Hoopy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Konstantinos. Black color with beige head. Aroma is smoked-peated with leather notes and roasted malty with milk chocolate to dominate. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
AndySnow (5954) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, wood, liquorice, smoke, chocolate.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Smoke, wood, liquorice, peat, chocolate.