ttoadee (1236) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black...impenetrable, couple fingers tan head. Nose is smoke and chocolate malt. Bittersweet. Middle is medium mouth feel, smoked meat, hints of coffee and chocolate. Finish is bittersweet and smoky. Well structured, ABV nicely hidden.
Beerheart65 (1369) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black pour, minimal head. Ash, vanilla, milk coffee. Damn nice palate, roasted just to my liking - not overly bitter, long finish, medium body, standard carbonation, lively. Well-made, tasty, campfire feel, atmospheric and lots of character.
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a foamy brown head that shrank pretty quickly to a ring and a slick on the surface. Nose of overripe fruit vanilla and camp fire. Lots of bitter chocolate, vanilla, ripe stone fruit, leather, and stale coffee with an ashy dead campfire smoke that coats it all. This does not give me the meaty sense that some smokes do. Very nice smoked beer.
Axile (68) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Svart färg med litet brunt skum. Doftar soja rökig malt lakrits och tjära. Smakar rökigt, toner av lakrits, tjärpastiller med en liten nötig eftersmak.
torejh (77) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. An almost black beer with a thick brown head. Aroma of coffee and smoked malts. Smoky taste of coffee, chocolate and berries. Wow!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markextrae (3542) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample from bottle. poured a darker black colour with a tanned head. notes of smoked malts, leather, bitter chocolate, acid smoke. tar. and tobacco. mouthfeel is pretty low bodied for the abv.
ogivlado (7124) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 355ml. -Courtesy of hrabren, shared with him and Marko (thanks!) Black coloured, small brownish head, whiff of smoke in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, wood, light alcohol and discreet notes of smoke. Roasty finish. Very good but not great.
ContemplateBeer (1972) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Jason; from Old Town. Aroma: Fairly present woodsy, seasoned smoke with a healthy dose of chocolate fudge. Appearance: Inky black pour with a frothy mocha head that settles into a decent skin. Flavor: Wood smoke throughout with minor chocolate undercurrent; chocolate only cuts through a little at the finish, which is dry and ashy. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Totally works from all angles; excellently done and definitely one for the smoke lover.
gnoff (9497) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on October 29, 2015. BB end Jan 2016. Bottled 5/5/14.
Black color, small dark brown head. Smoked, a tad acidic, also light chocolate scent. Cmoked, tar, wet stone, sausage taste. Smoked, ashtray aftertaste. Medium, almost a bit thin mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
hrabren (772) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.355 l bottle from Hoppiness, Koper, Slovenia. Black with small beige head. Whiskey barrel, wood, not really smoky aroma. Alcohol present. Ash, smoked ham, smoked wood in mouth, bitter. Drinkable, light to medium body, but always roasty smoky presence in the background to the finish.