madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, - SEP 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 14th September 2011
On tap at the Craft Beer. Opaque black beer, short lived tan head. Light crispish palate (especially for a big beer). Minerals. Good rich dark malts which are free of bitterness and roast. A little dark chocolate. Nice sherbetty fruit salad things going on. Just a tiny bit of smoke. Minerally finish. Nice and not the smoke bomb I was expecting. Original rating 3.7.
12th December 2011
Bottle. Opaque black beer, decent tan head. Softish palate, dry with some fine crispy carbonation livens this up. Tangy dark malt, notably and pleasantly fruity. Creamy malt. Well judged smoke. Minerals. Semi dry finish with more vibrant dried fruits. Delicious! I’ve not had a better smoked beer.
Chudwick (2007) - 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 (842) - 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 (516) - 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 (9172) - 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 (914) - 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 (342) - Perth, 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 (487) - 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 (2860) - 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!
MarcoDL (2059) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with a thick brown head. Taste of roasted malt, licorice and some mild smoke. Quite balanced, good beer.
Marduk (2582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pitch black color. Tiny to almost no head. Malty, faint roast, faint iron in aroma. Metallic, sweet, milky, sourish taste. Cannot detect alcohol. Medium carbonation. Messy, very messy. Where is ash? Where is smokiness? Where is beer?