elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque deep, dark brown--just shy of black. Tremendously huge head (despite my best efforts to control it during the pour) that is dark tan in color and pillowy, yet dense in texture. As head settles somewhat, a good bit of lacing remains. Aroma is of peat and licorice, with some piney, resinous character in the background. Smoky, but not in a salty, rauchbier way. As pronounced as the aroma was, I was completely unprepared the for wallop of flavor. Strong doesn’t even begin to describe how it hit me--flavor of sour cherries mixed with smoked wood. Some roasted malts are evident, as is hop bitterness, but there is really a sour-sweet flavor taste driving the beer. It’s rather unexpected to be honest. Although the alcohol is not--very forward. Palate is also unexpected, as the beer is surprisingly watery. In sum: A flavorful smoked stout, but one that may not be to everyone’s liking. Worth a try, however, if you’re a fan of beers like Bell’s Cherry Stout.
Tayeth (523) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Geruch nach Schokolade, dunklen Früchten und Schinken. Geschmack süßlich und rauchig. Das Raucharoma bleibt sehr lange auf der Zunge. Sehr ausgewogen und rund.
gueuze (783) - - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tiefschwarz. Geruch süß, Trockenobst. Rauchig. Geschmack süß, Aromen mit Rauch, ein wenig Schinken. Wenig bitter, leicht säuerlich.
luttonm (4452) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Seattle. Tan foam, black brown. Sweet smoke aroma, moderate body matches the abv. Robust malt and sweet smoke, quite drinkable for the weight, which is not over the top. Bitter, lactic chocolate. Coating finish. Very nice.
maekchu (3327) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Dark roast nose, with smooth chocolate, berries, and licorice; also some phenolic notes with smoked fish and charred wood. Deep dark brown color with translucent edges. Flavors of boozy dark fruit, berries, burnt malt, fish oil, and soy sauce. Medium-heavy body, with a full, creamy feeling, a bit oily even, and lightly warming on the tongue. Very interesting nose and unusual flavors for a smoked beer.
HPDalen (195) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt coffee and chocolate aroma. Pours black with a tan head. Quite bitter taste, but nicely balanced. Smoke, coffee and dark chocolate. Feels rich and creamy, low carbonation. Not particularly long. Smooth and nice.
Gespuccian (107) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Finger of dark tan head. Nose is smoke and roast. On the tongue is creamy dark roast, dark coffee, a slight sweetness and a smoky finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly bitter on the finish.
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zvsn (1504) - ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom. Brown blakc with a beige head. Aroma of peat, caraeml, roasted malt and prunes. Sweet caramel,chocolate and smoked flavors, cocoa and roasted bitterness. Medium-bodied, smooth and plesant. Nice.
rayaron (1272) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L place. Thanks Tom. Opaque black with brown head. The aroma has some smokiness, notes of wood, ash and some toastiness. Sour flavor with notes of wood, very smoked, some toastiness, bitterish. Oily texture, sticky, medium to full-bodied. Very good.
cagou007 (932) - FRANCE - MAY 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark with thin brown head. Nose is leather and smoke. Aromas are roasted and smoked malts, coffee, whisky and woody notes. Average carbonation, medium body. Long bitter and smokey finish.
Cimbasso (671) - - MAY 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black. Very undercarbonated with a very slight tan head. Overwhelming flavour of ashtray (as promised on the label) with notes of burnt toast, liquorice and rubber. Some caramel and roasted malts underneath the ash flavours. Complex and very full tasting. An interesting and individual beer.