rosenbergh (9823) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. (Uba ja Humal) Tallinn, Estonia.
Dark brown color with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, smoke, saltiness and some bacony notes in the aroma.
The flavor is roasted malt, licorice, coffee, mild bitterness, smoke and some salty notes. Wow! Very rich. Liquid breakfast.
574deadzone (1343) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a decent mocha head. Prominent smoky nose reminiscent of bacon or a smoked ham along with some toasted notes, some roast, maybe some dark chocolate. Somewhat sweet, decently bitter. Medium bodied, somewhat oily, rich with smoke that lingers and dries out the palate. A cool brew, definitely smoky.
zacgillbanks (4083) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours with a dark brown thin head of foam. It has an extremely roasted and smoky flavour, oak and smoked beechwood notes followed by chocolate, liquorice and smoky bacon on the bitter, iodine, dry finish.
RhetoricalAns (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL bottle. Black pour, thin tan head. The bacon is present in the aroma along with smoke and more traditional stout characters like chocolate roast and some vanilla. Taste is wood, earth, bacon,. Oatmeal gives a nice smooth texture, mildly heavy body.
yiannnos (1249) - , CYPRUS - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Black colour. Smoky bacon aroma. Chocolate bacon flavour, full bodied, nice
Lambister (418) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Uba & Humal, Tallinn. Clear black color. Small brown head, short lasting one. Quite dry palate. Dark chocolate malt, smoky and baconish. Acid and smoky bacon to ash flavors in the finish. Nice, but not quite the quality I’m used to with M.
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a pitch black with a tiny brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of freshly ground espresso, cacao, smoked ham with some light sourness on the nose. Taste is more of the same with the smokiness increasing as it warms up. Fairly light stout with some richness and the smoke is there, but isn’t so overwhelming.
Przemek1992 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromat to palone słody sporo szynki (boczku) i troche czekolady. Słodki smak czekolady palone słody, boczek wędzonyi troche chmielu chmielu. Dobre
vjohans (666) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at mikkeller Sthlm
Heavy smoke, Iight bitter, light coffee, medium sweet full body. Nice, but to heavy on the smoke to be great
dnicolaescu (1678) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. Opaque black, small espresso head. The aroma starts with rich fruity sweetness and Franconian-style smoke, but also coffee, cocoa and some vanilla. Gradually, the smoke ”clears” and leaves you with a classic coffee stout. The taste starts with lots of coffee, sweet vanilla and cocoa, and quite some smoke and charred wood. The finish is spicy hoppy. Just like the aroma, the taste gradually moves towards the classic Beer Geek Breakfast. Very good.