warhawk91 (205) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Pour is a dark brownish black, tan effervescent head that disappears completely. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, molasses and booze. Taste is rich with dark chocolate and caramel with a smokiness balanced by a slight booze kick. It's like a smoked porter but less viscous. The biggest negative is the carbonation. Really flattens out half way through.
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DrSilverworm (4734) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle, purchased from Party Source a little while back. Shared with friends. Very dark brown, near-black color. Little tan, sort of bubbly head. Leaves decent dots of lace. Medium to bigger body, light carbonation. Lightly sticky. No date on bottle, but it tastes pretty old to me. Kind of oxidized. Dark fruit, big smoke, some milk chocolate, light coffee, roast. Aroma is pretty interesting, but taste is a bit cloying sweet, and bitter. Overall, kind of interesting, but definitely tastes old (with that big sweetness), and it hasn’t aged well. Either that or it’s just over the top. Date your bottles, yo.
Aniela (2296) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Black beer with a brownish head. Smokey. leather, chocolate aroma. Leather. licorice, smokey. malty and chocolate flavour.
jmgreenuk (3249) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is of smoke and peat that almost defies you not to take a sip! The flavour is strongly bitter, but not overpowering, with a lots of liqourice and dark chocolate and plenty of spice on the palate. Smoked "double lager" ?? Really? This is a superb beer and I could drink this all night long if it were not for the 7.8% ABV, which is incidentally very well controlled and does not dominate the beer.
Jimmythespoon (437) - CYPRUS - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been a while since I had this but, what a good beer. Full smokey aroma, malty and roasty. Well balanced body, with a bitterness to finish. Great beer.
sonnycheeba (2955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, frothy tan head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malts, smoke, earthy hops, plums, figs, and light leather. Flavor is roast malt forward with dark fruit esters, earthy hops, and smoke; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9000) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is smoke, meat, roast and chocolate malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with smoke, chocolate, roast malt, earthy and herbal hops with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
LoFi (1516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled bottle at GBF 2012.
Almost black with a brown tinge.
Aroma: licorice, smoke, salami.
Taste: salami, smoke, milk chocolate, mackerel (jägar-).
Yeah, pretty good.
Beer4000 (4263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle @ Tap East, London. Dark brown, almost black body with a nice beige head. Aroma of dark, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, mild coffee and a light hint of smoke. Flavor is sweet, light roasted malt, mild coffee, hint of smoke, pleasant bitterness and some dry fruit. Very smooth and pleasant. Medium body, actually a bit surprised that this is such light and easy to drink in body. All in all a very pleasant beer.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
23rd December 2009
On tap in the Rake. Opaque black beer. Semi soft palate. Minerally malt with a smoke streak but also a lacto sweetness. Mild hop. Finishes light and soft. Hangs together well.