Tide (1793) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Backcountry Pizza. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, hops, licorice and chocolate. Bitter finish with hops, roasted malts, chocolate and nuts. Excellent imperial porter.
mathieuc (1348) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to czar, thanks bro! Pours a really dark brown with a small brown head that leaves good lacing. Nose is fun with some good smoke, coffee, bar room. Taste is not an ounce to sweet and even feels dry to some extent, some alcoholic wonders maybe? Flavors are smoky of course but also offer some slight meaty angles and plenty of coffee. All the roasted malt also give some licorice impressions. Body is full, almost stout-ish, carbonation medium. Overall this was really good, a nice smoky treat!
Chudwick (2157) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expectation: sky high, because I love smoked beers as well as porters and Evil Twin seems to make solid brews
Hardware: 12oz bottle (made on 1/3/14) into Le Guinness
Nose: good ole smoke
Sip: toast, roast and caramel
Misc: weak boby, but no booze bite
Conclusion: disappointed. downhill after the first sip.
williamstome (892) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee and smoke. Where am I, a cafe? Flavor is roasty, smoky and sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee and cream. Delicious, medium bodied.
Torrefacto (556) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro con espuma beige. Aromas ahumados, frutos Rojos y café. Cuerpo medio con inicio dulce y afrutado al que sigue el toque ahumado y el final amargo, seco y tostado. Muy rica.
FatPhil (9372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Stinky. Watery. Black. Sticky flat palate. Sweet. A dark roast, but thin. Nope, sub-par rauch and a sub-par stout.
tricksta_p (1137) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, light smoke, a little liquorice. Flavour is roasty, only slightly smoked, light sweetness. I would have liked more smoke, as it is this is quite moderately smoked, but thankfully there is a very tasty Porter behind that layer.
NBird (380) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks.. Cola black/brown, sml dark tan head.
Smells.. Smoked/peated coffee choc, burnt sugar and some vanilla
Tastes.. Rich fruit/choc cake, smokey choc and coffee, burnt caramel, tar mildly sweet finish. Very impressive. Best smoke/peated beer I’ve had.
Nsanders (503) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a light brown head. Smokey, peat, oak, malts, burnt toast and a light earthiness. Tastes like burnt toast made over a campfire, dry and smokey. Light syrup with a fizzy feel.
eaglefan538 (2893) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a deep black with brown head with good retention, lacing decent but not perfect. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, and smoke. Flavor was vinous, licorice, chocolate, meaty smoke, molasses, dry ashtray smoke in the finish, a quite nice experience, on par with Bamberg but as a stout. Bamberg needs a RauchSchwarz to challenge this guy. Mouthfeel was smooth and fluffy big as in a dry stout but with some lingering stickiness on the lips. I’ve been out of regular ratings over the recent years, have been on a week long resurgence, and it is beers like this that provide a little spark to keep doing it. Great stuff for a brewer I indulged a handful of pricey stateside purchases at SL and with somewhat lower than published expectations - but so far so good. Rock on, evil twins!