arkurzynski (2142) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Roast malt and light smokiness in the nose. Nice round roast flavor that lingers slightly. Barely a hint of smoked malt in the background. Very even carbonation. No offending roast aspects. Just a simple, good stout.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pour brings forward a beer that is nearly black and has a thin tan head. Some spotty lacing and not so great retention, though there’s a thin collar throughout. The nose brings a bit of coffee alongside a strong base of roasted malt. The flavor is a bit more complex, adding in some dark chocolate alongside the dark, dark coffee. Roasted malt is dominant and becomes a bit too dry and bitter in the finish. Pretty solid effort; I’d have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-18-2011
bpreo (2365) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the world’s greatest Stout. It’s a very solid taste, and a beer that you could easily drink one after another after another after...
Art (2915) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 This is one of the most unique tasting stouts I have ever tested. The peat smoked malt really does it for me.
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Casanova Liquors (Hudson, WI). Pours a very dark blackish hue, some good haze, ruby bottom and some on the edges, but pretty dark overall, with a decent frothy light brown head, dies to a good layer, laces ok. Aromas are roasted malts, toast, and soda bread, some touches of coffee, a touch of smoky ash, more roasted barley, dry. Initial is medium bodied, dry and roasty up front, with good toast, bread, biscuits, soda bread, toffee, and coffee. Into the middle we get some peaty smoke, ashy and peaty, earthy smoke with some touches of toffee sweetness. Really quite dry and roasty overall, a bit heavier on the palate than I’m used to from the Dry Stout category. I like the peaty smoke, it give sa unique feel and as a Smokehead I appreciate it. Lingering on into the finish, dry roast, peaty smoke, wood, ash, and touches of sweetness peeking through. If anything it loses itself a bit in it’s identity, but the uniqueness of a peaty smoke push towards dominance is quite pleasant, albeit a bit big on the palate. I liked this, I wouldn’t drink it all the time but it certainly was unique. Aromas was lacking, appearance was good, flavors were very nice, and it might have been a touch too dry, but that’s just me nitpicking.
Boutip (5680) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black color stout with a nice brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light smoke peaty malt with roasted coffee notes. Taste is a great mix between some peat malts with notes of roasted coffee and a light touch of black chocolate. Body is about average with good carbonation. Love the light smoked peat notes on that one.
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 (13236) - , 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.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cola color with minimal head that fades quickly. Has a pleasant smokey roast flavor to it.
dionysus (1485) - 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.