Buongiorgio00 (934) - - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stout affumicata davvero eccezionale, dal gusto molto complesso, che su una scia intensa e fumosa suggerisce note caffettose, di malti tostati, con un tocco leggermente cioccolatoso, di liquerizia e una sfumatura fruttata. Ricca, golosa, buonissima!
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub. Very dark, big foam, aroma is smoky up front, lots if sweetness, the palate is very smoky with layers of chocolate and brown sugar malts. Delicious stuff.
migajos (305) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely the best smoked beer I’ve had so far. Appearance, dark brown almost black. creamy thick head. Looks great. Aroma: chocolate, coffee with milk. Taste: milk choclolate, vanilla. A bit on a sweet side. If it would be a bit more bitter, I’d give 17/18 overalll. Quite low bitterness. Very drinkable. Just a hint of smokyness, which is not overpowering the whole taste. The smokyness gives nice salty contrast to the sweetness. Very good beer.
rlgk (18114) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Black beer with a brownish head. Smoked woody aroma, caramel, spot, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, nutcreme, figs, biscuits, some spicy notes. Soot and tar flavor, smoked, caramel, hay, licorice, leather, dark chocolate. Nice easy drinkable beer.
larsniclas (6661) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Haket
Black with a tan head.
Smoked leather in the aroma and flavour along with some chocolate.
Light body and bitterness.
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Lambrate pub, Milano. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are bacon, roast malt, sausage, smoke and hops. Nice and smooth.
caesar (6609) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of roasted malts, hint of blackcurrant, some smoked malts, coffee, dark bread. Quite dry in taste, malty bitterness, not much sweetness. Much better in taste than in aroma actually. Very full bodied for just 5%. Nice stuff.
mike_77 (5308) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with thick, creamy head. Aroma has light smoke and sweet caramel malts. It’s smooth and creamy. Bittersweet tastes of chocolate and mocha. Perhaps a bit too sweet.
Sissio (1246) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown, minimal light brown head
Caramel, coffee, roasted malts, licorice
Sweet with bitter ending from roasted malts
Hint of ashes, burned wood, roasted malts well balanced fading into a slight smoky taste
Long lasting smokiness
jmgreenuk (7468) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the March 2014 De Molen monthly tasting. Poured a clear dark brown with a foamy light tan head. The aroma is caramel, smoke, alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a malt caramel, coffee, watery hop biter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lovely aroma, tastes great, but falls away quite rapidly. A nice beer though and i’d be happy to have a bottle in my cellar.