BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Big smoked Stout. Rich and thick flavors and aroma. Very big beer with a huge smoke this was very intresting and worth the try.
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD ’12. Smokey ash some fruit. Sweet malty a bit tart. Really odd and not good. Its tart its ashy, who couldn’t like that? 7/3/6/3/12
Lukaduke (2039) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich black with a small mocha foam that settles around the rim... rich aromas of chocolate, coffee grounds, vanilla and touches of smoke. On the palate its a big rich beer but the sweet chocolate notes outshine the smoke a but more than I hoped this ashtray beer to possess. Nice sipper with small to no carbonation. Good not great !
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Fermentoren. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, dark chocolate, burnt malts, coffee and a little dark fruit. Flavour is fairly heavy sweet and bitter, with an oily mouthfeel, full body and soft carbonation.
laiti (5521) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012
33 cl bottle @ City Beer Store and Tasting Room, BBE 2015
Aroma has ash(!), licorice and some coffee. Flavour has salty licorice, coffee, some ash and soy sauce. Rather thick palate. Good, but drinking big amounts of this would be a challenge.
olio (5904) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl @ City Beer, San Francisco. BBE 2015.
Pours pitch black color with small beige head. Aroma of jalapenos, lots of cigar notes, ash dry chocolate and some dark roasted malts. Flavour of caramel, sweetish jalapeno, bourbon notes, toasted malts, toffee, chocolate and some orange. Quite unique aroma and flavor, a bit odd though.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Randall’s. Pours an opaque brown color with a huge tan, foamy head that lasts for a long time. Aroma of roasted malts, soap, dark chocolate, earth, nuts, and ash. Flavor of dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar, plum, and metallic notes. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, fruity mouthfeel for a smoked beer. Moderate carbonation. Not bad.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and smokey with citrus and medicinal undertones. Quite thick on the mouth, very good.
Scopey (6238) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours black, with a thin tan head. The nose is roasted malt, charcoal, wood, ash, smoke and some dark fruit. The taste is dark fruit (raisin, plum and grape), alcohol warmth, ash, roasted malt, charcoal and vinous notes, with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Flavoursome and well balanced. Rather drinkable.
drpimento (2173) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wah. Poured this at a good temperature with a massive, tan, foamy, frothy, fluffy, creamy head that settles after a bit and some lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is smoke, malt, molasses, a little red wine. Flavor is the disappointment - a little sour and hard to get around it. Otherwise it’s like nose, plenty of bitter and the sweet is offset by the sour. Body is good, I think, but again the sour leave high points that I don’t think would normally be there. Finish is like flavor and I cant drink anymore.