mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep, dark brown in color with a small khaki head. Aroma has chocolate, slight peat, cream, slight caramel. Pretty nice. Peat is much more prominent in the taste. Upon first sip it is the strongest flavor. Bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, cream all present in the flavor. Fairly thin, though.
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown color with lacy mocha-colored head. It has a pleasant roasty aroma with lingering notes of smoked peat. Light to medium body with a distinct dryness on the finish. The taste is sweet with a slight bitterness on the finish. Flavors of peat, smoked malt, caramel and dash of hops. Very sessionable stout. I’m sure it would be great on nitro.
r464 (1914) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a tannish head. Smoky aroma. Very smoky flavor with roasty malt underneath. Deep and flavorful with a light finish. The low alcohol makes this very drinkable as well.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Tomtheg for the hookup. Smoke and other stouty flavors. Not good, not worthy of my cash that’s for sure.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to the kind soul at the last Tampa crew tasting that opened this one. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, peat, smoke, earth, and unsweet chocolate. Flavor is similar with peat, roasted malt, and earth with smoke throughout. Medium in body and peat all over.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into a pint glass. This was my first time trying out a stout-rausch and I really enjoyed the combination of flavors. The smokiness and the stout coffee tastes complimented each other nicely.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown which let’s a tiny amount of light through. The nose detects the peated smoke smell which is quite pleasant.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows roasted malt, peat, chocolate, and smoke. Flavor shows the same with additional coffee and indiscriminate dark fruit. Overall body is moderate to full, dry, and finishes with a roasted/smoked bitterness.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a crown of thick creamy brown foam. Nose is of malt with a hint of smoke. Very creamy on the palate, strong taste of smoked peat, dark roasted malt carmel and pepper assault the taste buds. This beer is packed with flavor. Stands alone as a banquet itself or can be paired with bbq ribs, pulled pork sandwiches or ribeyes or burgers off the grill.
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Beerman6686. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of peat, smoked black malt, chocolate and light BBQ. Medium body. Smoked BBQ finish.