sjogro (2722) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bij Maakun, fles via Sterk Amsterdam. Foamy smokey biatch. Backlog from 2015/07/12.
mariuspoenari (1532) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with very high carbonation, producing a thick lacing that lasts throughout the tasting. Smells like burnt wood, bacon and oranges (??). Medium body, made a bit rough by the high carbonation; fruit bitterness, chocolate and dark cherries, and a moderate amount of alcohol.
vjohans (704) - SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ølbutikken, best before 2015 Brewed at de molen
Heavy smoke, vanilla, woody, chocolate, coffee, black, brown foam, hazy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
rekvium (422) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of smoke, ashes, roasted malts, licorice. Taste is smokey, roasted malts, licorice, coffee, notes og chocolate as it warms, smooth, low carbonation. Not too shabby.
Franzen (500) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Charcoal smokey armoa with lots of leather and some chocolate. Sweet malty taste, bit of tartness and finishied of with a quite bitter burntness. Too carbonated. The aroma is really good and give a promise of something more, then the beer dissapoints a bit in taste and carbonation. Still good though
thomat (3371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SB. Very dark brown with a medium brown head. Malty and smokey tones. Malt, smoke, fruit, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with a nice bitter / roasted finish.
MetalNHopHead (1431) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smoked Porters are generally interesting but you don’t often come across one that’s as lovely as this one. Color is near-black with brown suds. Just a bit of smoke in the otherwise roasted aroma. Far more than a hint of smoke in the flavor. Yet, this isn’t an astringent smoke bomb. Beers that accentuate the tastier side of smoke tend to play up its savory characteristics. Somehow, Ashtray Heart has brought out its subtle sweetness. Notes of caramelized sugar and toasted chocolate. It’s rich, that’s for sure. Still, it’s stupid smooth. Good shit, man.
japi (159) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazingly dark colour, oily texture, brown head. Modarate intensive aroma, notes of smoke, dark fruits, chocolate, brown bread. Rich body, malty sweetness, modarate bitterness in the aftertaste.
Calisky (2492) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur noire, très légère mousse beige. Nez chocolat et grain de café, pas trop fort. Gout chocolat noir, grain de café, vieille prunes, notes fumées et caramel grillé en fin de bouche. Corps bien oncteux. Pas mal mais pas assez subtile sur le fumé à mon gout.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Where and how: bottle 355 ml
Aroma strong, bold front that is a mix of hops, smoke and chocolate. Its blend was done masterfully. Hops in the mid with smoke as wrap. I can’t understate how well this is presented.
Top: medium plus tanned creamy look.
Base: hazy, brown.
Palate : medium full bodied, average carbonation. Long finish.
Taste: in short – complex. Chocolate malts blending with smoke and hops. As in aroma, everything seems to be in perfect balance and harmony. On top of this, it is very drinkable at 9%.
Other notes superb brew!