BOSSbrewer (2284) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasty and chocolate. Very roasty. Grassy. Tastes a bit off.
harrymel (1538) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black with a tall mocha head. Roasty, smoky nose with additional hints of leather and chocolate. Thereís a slight vinyl tone on the back of the nose. Flavor follows through with plenty of smoky, mesquite character and a little charcoal even. Hints of raisin and coffee (burnt coffee) as well as the leather. Medium on full bodied with moderate, fine carb. Iím glad to have tried this one, but I fear my aversion to smoke beers continues.
Serving type: bottle
Metallion66 (104) - - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Didnít really read up on this beer much before trying it. Didnít realize it was a smokey beer. 2013 Bottle. Deep black pour with a beautiful dark brown head. Aroma is of a very roasty smoke. Taste is smoke up front that seemed quite over powering, but actually subsides as you let the beer sit and warm up. Almost has a little bitterness to it.
Over all itís a pretty good beer. Iím not much of a fan of smoked beers however, luckily this one isnít over smoked. Still, I almost feel like it could be an even better beer without the smoke.
Errl (1890) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000..Pour is dark black with a thin head..Nose is chocolate powder, caramel, cola, roast..Taste is light, cola, spice, chocolate, nutty, light roast and smoke..Pretty disappointed..I would drink this pretty quick as all their beers get infected.
mcberko (8255) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours black with small tan head. Nose brings out smoky notes, meat and a touch of roast. Flavour brings loads of smoked notes, but not really in a pleasant way, like an ashtray instead. Some hints of oxidation as well. Not good at all. Bleh. Couldnít finish my glass.
rosenbergh (7854) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. From a trade with Rosebud butternuts. Thanks a lot!
Black colour with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, mild lactic acid and mild sweetness in the aroma.
Berries, mild bitterness, mild sourness, roasted malt and mild smokiness in the flavour.
lusikka (6766) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle, thanks rosenbergh. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, peppery spiciness, smoke and earthiness. Flavour of roasted malts, smoky, pepper, salt, potato, licorice and chocolate. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Rich and tasty.
olio (7015) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours jet black color with a small beige head. Aroma is quite woody and malty, some licorice and chocolate also, faint spicy notes too. Flavor of burnt malts, chocolate, vanilla and mild salty licorice. Smooth and creamy palate with a malty finish. Quite nice and tasty.
laiti (6492) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ Tampella
Aroma is odd with cocoa notes, some soy sauce and peppery (chili?) spices. Flavour has cocoa, smoky notes & chili (chipotle?). Also some soy sauce and licorice. Finishes with moldy cellar tones that do grow stronger towards the end of the glass. Feels a bit watery and too salty, but decent anyway.
tiong (4326) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle, thanks rosenbergh
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of spices, roastiness, dark chocolate and hints of ash. Taste is smooth, slightly smoked and roasty with hints of ash, dark chocolate and spices. Finish is warming, spicy, touches of mold cellar and a bit stingy with hints of smoked roastiness and dark chocolate. Okay, a bit untypically spiced imperial stout.