Erzengel (5501) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark and viscous in the glass. The nose is dry roasted malt. The beer starts intense malty and dry. A smoked aroma comes in very quickly. The mainpart is heavy, viscous, smoked-malty-dry and quite smooth. Hints of sourness in the background. The aftertaste is long, roasted, hints of sweetness, nice.
Nice and heavy stuff! --> 12/10/11/12
3fourths (8600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 roast and smoke in the nose is ink, burnt coffee, meat ends, brine with a green coffee bean / sugar snap pea hop note. salt, worcestershire sauce, astringent husks. medium body, chewy / sludgy / silty, off-dry, a little hot, bitter, a tad sour, ashy as advertised.
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Silky black, oily pour; thin-bubbled, creamy tan layer of foam on top. Aroma has some nice, sweet hickory smoke, campfire, hints of char, a touch of meaty bacon, & a finish with some woodsy tobacco. Some faint notes of unsweet cocoa as well. Taste is also smoke heavy; roast, campfire char, mild ash, lightly salty meat, & a notable, herbal hoppiness leaving a staunch bitterness in the back-end (though some of that is likely from the smoked malt as well). Aftertaste of smoked hickory & some ashy, roasted bitterness. Definitely an intense smoked beer, but one that I enjoyed quite a bit.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
blankboy’s 330ml bottle. Pretty thick-looking ruby-brown, decent light brown creamy head. Aroma is ... smoke; ashes, campfire, peat - you know; smoke (and roast). Taste - a simple porter, I guess, and ... smoke. Slick, astringent, weakly carbonated, smokey and malty in the finish. Loved it.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black body with a a brown head that had nice retention and lace. Mostly smoke and roasted malts on the aroma. A mild sense of cocoa. Flavor had an initial sweetness from what I'm guessing us chocolate malts. Roasted malts balanced it out. Smoke was mostly present in the finish and aftertaste. A smooth body with a moderate palate.
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Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Once again thanks to malrubius for opening this nice smoked beer. Always a fan of Evil Twin’s work I do not get a chance to drink them that often because of the price point. However as long as they keep making their way overseas I will be sure to pick up a draft from time to time to support one of the best in the business today.
Aroma / Appearance - The inky black base was sticky with a tan mocha head. Heavy and thick it sticks in the glass like an oily fog. Ash, cigarettes, dark chocolate, and little bits of olive are a combination of mostly dark and mysterious characteristics.
Flavor / Palate - Ash, chocolate, and peat linger in the air. The dry transition carries the experience to a profile like the air in a seedy nightclub just after closing time at 4 AM. Musty and chewy waves of texture are perfect for a beer of this caliber. All told it is a world class release although one that I would probably pass on again just because of the price.
AgentAle (1078) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very smokey; some peat presence here. The taste is a very rich maltiness up front that is paired with some dark fruits, slight bitterness and slight alcohol bite. Head pours extremely aggressively with a light brown head that retains very well. Very dark body.
notalush (5352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a moderate, soapy, dark tan lace - nose is a nice mixture of sweeter malt characteristics (chocolate, prune, anise), mild savory character (umami), tannic qualities, and more bitter/dry malt tones (roast/espresso) which the hearty, earthy smokiness settles onto nicely - low carbonation, somewhat watery texture for its size - flavor is, sadly, not nearly as complex as the aroma - fairly sweet, moderately bitter, and only mildly smoky - a little bit of char/roast, vanilla/roasted marshmallow, coffee bean - not much else - lacks the depth and hearty smoke character the aroma promises - some alcohol heat in the finish - okay, but I was expecting a home run here from this brewery.
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle shared with Jeevan. (Beers of Europe?) Very dark pour, thick brown head. Light smoke and tobacco aromas. Dark chocolate on the taste. Rich, nice.
TimsRatings (421) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 12oz bottle.
Pours dark with tan head. Dark aroma strong with coffee and smoke. Taste follows.
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