Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade with AdamJackson. Thanks. Cracked at the Pre C4 Pale Ale Festival Odense, 2013. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is roast, meat, hops, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roast, liquorice, smoke and chocolate. Some salty liquorice. Smooth and dry. :-) The guy is a genius!
madmitch76 (13039) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Smooth soft palate, semi dry. Sweetish dark chocolate. Obvious smoke, but smooth and not acrid. Light citrus. Smooth finish.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle, Jan 2013 vintage, courtesy of Errl) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, grilled lamb, dates, and cocoa. Flavor of smoke, sausage, subtle fennel, roasted malt, and dry cocoa with a bitter finish.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, a little smoke and some dried fruit. Sweet roasted flavour with chocolate and smoke. Clean and balanced, good flavour, but a little too sweet for me
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Pours rich brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Nice peaty, smokey dark malt aroma, dark bread. Medium sweet flavor, lots of smoke, hints of burnt toast, dry ham, subtle brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Rounded dark malt finish with plenty more smoke, burnt ham, dark bread, hints of milk chocolate, light earth. Great beer.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly-tanned head. The aroma is both smoky and chocolaty. Medium to full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor presents bittersweet dark chocolate and fudge and a light nuance of smoke. Burnt, bitter, black mocha finish. Bottle generously shared by landhoney!
hopdog (8449) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Chocolate, roast, dark fruits, some smoke and licorice,
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown pour, brown head. Flavors of smoke, ham, red wine notes, roasted malt. This is a really nice beer.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. S’more, chocolate, marshmallow, cocoa, somewhat smoky aroma. Moderately sweet, burnt chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, roasty smoky, campfire flavor. Chocolate and a bit of smoke stick around in the aftertaste. Definitely a tasty beer.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL thanks to briandot. Deep brown to near black pour. Thick latte foam. Good lacing. Mild soap in the aroma is thankfully volatile giving way to mild but very present applewood smoked bacon, more than its barrel aged counterparts. Rich coffe and dark chocolate are forefront though. Taste is dense, rich, melted dark chocolate bar; heavy near Black IPA density, spruce, obvious hoppy balance, applewood smoked bacon returns. Palate is awesome- silky, dense, mild alcohol warming works perfectly. Really digging this one. Another unsurprising masterpiece from HF.