ogivlado (6634) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 355ml. -Courtesy of hrabren, shared with him and Marko (thanks!) Black coloured, small brownish head, whiff of smoke in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, wood, light alcohol and discreet notes of smoke. Roasty finish. Very good but not great.
ContemplateBeer (1818) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Jason; from Old Town. Aroma: Fairly present woodsy, seasoned smoke with a healthy dose of chocolate fudge. Appearance: Inky black pour with a frothy mocha head that settles into a decent skin. Flavor: Wood smoke throughout with minor chocolate undercurrent; chocolate only cuts through a little at the finish, which is dry and ashy. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Totally works from all angles; excellently done and definitely one for the smoke lover.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on October 29, 2015. BB end Jan 2016. Bottled 5/5/14.
Black color, small dark brown head. Smoked, a tad acidic, also light chocolate scent. Cmoked, tar, wet stone, sausage taste. Smoked, ashtray aftertaste. Medium, almost a bit thin mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
hrabren (381) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.355 l bottle from Hoppiness, Koper, Slovenia. Black with small beige head. Whiskey barrel, wood, not really smoky aroma. Alcohol present. Ash, smoked ham, smoked wood in mouth, bitter. Drinkable, light to medium body, but always roasty smoky presence in the background to the finish.
Marko (4417) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Hrabren! Shared with him, Ogivlado and Anja T. Almost black, tinged with amber perhaps, beige aroma. Mandarin aroma, slgihtly tart, covering lovely notes of bacon, full, genuinely lovely. Mild taste, bacon, roasty, sticky molasses, but dry, again mixing with lovely light herbal-mandarin aroma. Very, very drinkable. Roasty notes. Extremely well hidden alcohol, wow, this is extremely well crafted. Very light tasting for the ABV. Too light to be 4+ but still great.
artiredbirds (256) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Отлична& справед& хорошо выбрита& копчёно& Идеальн& ложится на язык и затмева&
ruramikael (14) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasty, nuts, coffee, chocolate, resin, basement aromas, alcohol, butterscotch, raisin, licorice, smoke, black, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, excellent!
Spab (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Bishop’s Cellar. Pours an extremely dark brown with modest-sized mocha-coloured head. Aroma is very roasty/smoky but with a gentle sweetness that provides a little counterbalance and notes of ash, dark chocolate and salt. Flavour is also roast-forward with some definite smokiness, hints of dark chocolate, salt and a little coffee. Slick mouthfeel. Body verging on full. Nice.
Bricktop86 (675) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is smoke, coffee and chocolate. Taste follows nose.
DutchDrebus (5093) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Van Moll. Black colour, small off-white head. Smells roasty, salty, liquorice, salmiakki. Tastes liquorice, roasty, coal, ash. Full body, soft carbo.