maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Dark roast nose, with smooth chocolate, berries, and licorice; also some phenolic notes with smoked fish and charred wood. Deep dark brown color with translucent edges. Flavors of boozy dark fruit, berries, burnt malt, fish oil, and soy sauce. Medium-heavy body, with a full, creamy feeling, a bit oily even, and lightly warming on the tongue. Very interesting nose and unusual flavors for a smoked beer.
HPDalen (316) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt coffee and chocolate aroma. Pours black with a tan head. Quite bitter taste, but nicely balanced. Smoke, coffee and dark chocolate. Feels rich and creamy, low carbonation. Not particularly long. Smooth and nice.
Gespuccian (129) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Finger of dark tan head. Nose is smoke and roast. On the tongue is creamy dark roast, dark coffee, a slight sweetness and a smoky finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly bitter on the finish.
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zvsn (1653) - ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom. Brown blakc with a beige head. Aroma of peat, caraeml, roasted malt and prunes. Sweet caramel,chocolate and smoked flavors, cocoa and roasted bitterness. Medium-bodied, smooth and plesant. Nice.
rayaron (1391) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L place. Thanks Tom. Opaque black with brown head. The aroma has some smokiness, notes of wood, ash and some toastiness. Sour flavor with notes of wood, very smoked, some toastiness, bitterish. Oily texture, sticky, medium to full-bodied. Very good.
cagou007 (1039) - FRANCE - MAY 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark with thin brown head. Nose is leather and smoke. Aromas are roasted and smoked malts, coffee, whisky and woody notes. Average carbonation, medium body. Long bitter and smokey finish.
Cimbasso (743) - - MAY 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black. Very undercarbonated with a very slight tan head. Overwhelming flavour of ashtray (as promised on the label) with notes of burnt toast, liquorice and rubber. Some caramel and roasted malts underneath the ash flavours. Complex and very full tasting. An interesting and individual beer.
tomer (2905) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks, smallish creamy head, deep brown color, aroma of a smoke and rubber with some charred notes, flavor of smoke and heavily toasted bread with some dark chocolate, stingy carbonation. Nice enjoyable and quite mellow.
StevieT (1610) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Could be the best smoked beer I’ve ever had, super smooth and the smoke is not over the top, delicious.
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of smoke, roasted malts and canine. Pours a octopus-ink black with a thin khaki head and moderate lacing. The taste is robust. Smoke, roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malts -nice. Full body and medium carbonation. Overall, excellent brew with a brilliant name.