weark (303) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a small tan head - Aroma of smoke, ahes, meat, soy sauce, roasted malt and dark chocolate - flavor of ashes, roasted malt, coffee, licorice and earthy - Full body, medium/high bitterness, overcarbonated, bitterness ashes roasted malt finish - Good but overcarbonated not pleasant and a little bit too smoky for me
spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, roasted dark chocolate malt, sweet treacle, rich plain choc, moderate smokiness, dark fruity hop bitterness coming through. Not quite balanced, ends a little sweet,
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with a small disappearing beige head. Aroma is smoky, big surprise there, roasted coffee, ash. Taste follows the smoky theme, adding tar, dark chocolate, light sweetness, with a burned malt finish. Sounds a simple beer but it’s perfectly balanced and very well crafted, quite enjoyable!
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grassy, earthy aroma, murky black with a small diminishing head, flavours of smoked/burnt earthy straw finishing with a lingering bitter aftertaste, a full body with a lively carbonation on the tongue
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz). Courtesy of czar, thanks! Dark brown with with a dark brown head and some lacing. Aroma is smokey with tobacco notes, chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is also smokey (not overpowering though) with tobacco again, chocolate, coffee, light fruitiness and hints of alcohol. Medium body. A tad weak for the style/abv. Moderate carbonation. Short aftertaste. Good balance. Nice smokiness. Quite tasty. With a little more body, this one would be excellent.
martin00sr (637) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Taphouse. Murky, dark brown. Small, tan head. Light, roasted and mildly smoked aroma. Flavour has raw licorice and smoky notes. Dry, bittet finish.
pkmd1 (23) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Black as night with thin off white head smell of smoke obvious. Full mouth feel with milder taste and more sweet that Yin, by same brewer, has nice over all flavor, bitters up at end but not bad.
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoa, wow. Big waft; surreal! The moment the lid comes off, little evidence of life once the seal is broken, the aroma fills the room. Charcuterie meat, peat, heather and kelp tickle the olfactories as does so much smoke and ash - got the name right! The alcohol smudged in there somewhere. Quite poignant. It settles with more than two thirds foam atop an inky back body. Highly carbonated (well unexpected), the head is fuelled for the length and this gives the palate a prickly, champagne-like effervescence. Good body underneath, but remains masked. Hot, fusel alcohol burn to the finish is a little harsh. Smoky, ash-tray and charred, smoke-house meats dominate the flavour. Peaty, earthy and robust. Lasting with woody, nutty notes coming through and a little dried, mace and cassia bark spice lingering on the tongue keeping it lively. This is the first Evil Twin I’ve actually enjoyed. It is a pungent cocktail of malts but it works. Nice! (33cL, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
snoworsummer (2142) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy light brown head. Tastes like roasted malt, ash, light tobacco, alcohol, light earth, and molasses. Nicely balanced complex flavor. Dry feel, light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like ash, tobacco, alcohol, andight sweet cocoa.
vtafro (3425) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Backlog) Draft an rattle n hum, 2011. Black pour with tan head. Peat, sweet, chocolate and roasted aromas. Similar flavors, smoke not overbearing.