sunstoneale (60) - MOLDOVA - FEB 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black, tall tan head, all that jazz. Aroma full of prunes, black chocolate and coffee with only light hints of wood and leather in the warmed-up beer. Medium-high body, pleasant texture with medium carbonation. Taste is full of burnt wood, black chocolate, ground coffee and prunes. Dry burnt finish. Overall a really good beer with only a single slight flaw - aroma - which reminds more of a straight imperial stout rather than some smoked beer.
HuskerTan (1566) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Smoke, slightly meaty.
A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head.
T- Smoke, subtle umami, roasty.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smoky finish.
O- Holy smokes! No pun intended. What a beer. The deScription is pretty truthful too. I don’t know many people that would enjoy this but I loved it! Tons of smoke but not overpowering. Damn fine beer.
uckelman (577) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with small medium brown head. Loads of smoke and iodine in the aroma. Reminds me of the way Laphroaig smells. Unexpectedly light body---medium in this case. Bitter, dark aftertaste goes on and on. Very good.
sarauckelman (374) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with no head. Glorious, glorious smoky aroma. Thick, smokey, smooth, chocolate-y. Perhaps just a tad too sweet, otherwise excellent.
likeatrainwreck (421) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with no head... low carb. Medium thin body, light smoky, milk chocolate. Surprisingly light for the ABV. Tasty stuff, but I’d have liked to have had more smoke going on...
SeniorZozo (1110) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tasting session @ Budapest. Black color, small dark brown head. Smoked, a tad acidic, also light chocolate scent. Cmoked, tar, wet stone, sausage taste. Smoked, ashtray aftertaste.
sir__v (1939) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and no foam.Smell: roasted malt, smoked malt, and soy sauce.Chocolate notes. Taste: full body with roasted malt and soy sauce. Caramel and smoked malt. Smoked ham notes. Good attenuation. Coffee finish. Aftertaste: soy sauce, smoked wood. Dry coffee and small alcohol finish.
JK (5632) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was disappointes in this beer due to its lack of smoke character, which is far less than a rauch bier or even a good smoked porter. Expensive at $5 for the bottle. Black, amooth palate. Low carbonation and no head. Some alcohol flavor, heavily roasted malt and some chocolate. A very light hint of smoke.
rikstar (2075) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,355& fles gedeeld met lion. Zwart met een mooie bruine kraag. Aroma is groene appel smaak Is asbak en ketjap in de afdronk. Mondgevoel mooi vol en co2 op de achtergrond
Lubiere (12696) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with thick collapsing frothy dark brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light peated notes, grassy hops, licorice, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with nice smoked salmon overtones, licorice, light woody notes, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. Bottle. Case of the punks.....