nearbeer (4225) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Opaque with a small, lasting disc of cream. Aroma is smoky wheat, bubblegum and light chocolate. Flavor is tobacco, hickory smoke, chocolate, toasted nut and gummy wheat. Medium body is smooth and roasty-smoky dry.
gnoff (8793) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 First rating
75 cl bottle from Systembolaget Nordstan
On February 23, 2009
No BB date seen on the bottle
Black color, lasting brownish to chocolate colored head. Grainy, malty, acidic, roasted and smoek scent. Malty, wood, grainy, roasted, coffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Dry, grainy, coffee and alcohol aftertaste. Some licorice. Smoke not very present until it gets quite warm.
Bottle on October 30, 2009
Dark reddish brown to black color, dark brown head. Smoke, salty, a bit sweet, some chocolate scent. Smoke, sausage, a bit bitter taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Shared bottle at Haket on November 13, 2010, during SÖ 25 year anniversary
Clear deep dark red but mostly black color, dark brown head. Sweet and roasted scent. Sweet, raissin, floral, roasted taste. Slight bit metallic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
ekstedt (6025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (75 cl) shared with gnoff & deft. Pitch black with a creamy beige head. Burnt and smoked aroma with notes of ashtray and salmiak. Surprisingly light in body, medium carbonation. Dry and quite bitter.
finol (2518) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours black with a dark tan head. Smoky aroma. It has a porter like sweetness. At first it was insipidly but when given time it developed to an interesting and complex acquaintance.
hirigalzkar (2565) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with beige head. Aroma is all about smoke, like a smoked sausage. The flavor is really great! Smoke at first, the some roasted tones like really dark chocolate etc, and some nice nice licorice in finish.
dmac (4735) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to willblake during the EBF weekend. Poured a thick bodied black with a large thick foamy beige head. Aroma of sweet smoke and malts. Full bodied,light carbonation and a smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel. Flavor of hickory smoke and some maple syrup sweetness. Smokey and sweet and just dog gone good.
lindsey7638 (18) - , Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer left me wanting more- too bad they don’t sell it in 6 packs. Very drinkable beer, sugary and smokey. Yum!
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
MMMmmmMm. This was one hell of a beer. I could see myself sessioning with this mother if they sold it in 6ers. Unfortunately the high price of the 1pt 9oz bottle is crazy for a smoked. But this beer is great and treated me
nicely. Very light flavors in this one, but they are all present and forcefully exerted. Smoke, wood, bacon? and some sugary raw egg too, but in a good way. Very great beer. Sell it in 6 packs Flying Dog, I’ll buy it!
HogTownHarry (6278) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750ml). Deep ruby-brown, solid lasting creamy tan head. Lightly smokey aroma, dry sweet and roasty with just the right amount of grassy bitterness. Taste follows, incredibly well-blended and balanced - very, very smooth and creamy. Soft, silky, refreshing on the tongue, mild carbonation and just the right amount of linger - wondrously good - felt like a porter, one I’d drink several pints of.
Tmoney99 (12040) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Party Town.
Poured a dark brown color with an average creamy cascading brown head that was mostly lasting and good lacing. Heavy roasted malt, smoke and woody aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy smoke bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
Standout beer that would go well with spicy food or cigar.