dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Shared with some friends, and thank goodness for that, because finishing this bottle by myself would have been tough. Dark syrupy pour with a thin bubbly brown head. Smokey aroma with hints of wood, malts, and hops. With flavors like smoke, wood and malts it was pretty heavy on the palate, but I was able to pull through like a champ. Very interesting and surprisingly delicious.
beastiefan2k (2640) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle in a mini Duvel tulip glass. Not sure why you would brew a smoked Oatmeal stout and then fill it full of hops. That’s probably my biggest complaint, the two aspects get in the way of each other. The flavor also has a very mineral finish taking away from the overall profile of the beer. Its a beautiful dark brown , big ass, head atop a black body. The mouthfeel is great as well, thick, velvety, and viscous. If only the flavor of the beer was better, you got hops, smoke, sweet stout, and a pretty good amount of residual sugars all mixed together. Its not off-putting but its too scatterbrained. Also, not nearly enough smoke as I would want from this beer, probably because its overshadowed by all of those other flavor elements.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at fountainhead. Black with thick tan head. Aroma is smoky. Flavor is smoky and chocolate. Nice, long, light smoky finish. Delicious.
WildTurkey (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black. Thick creamy head - dark mocha color. Roasted malts. A lot of coffee upfront and little smokiness. Roasted barley, and some sweetness. Coffee, plum, and that brown sugar note. Mild hop bitterness on the backend. Medium to fuller body, but it feels only slightly loose (not watery at all). There’s a little be of mouth coating that lingers a bit. Very smooth.
thirdeye11 (5670) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) near espresso, ruby clear edges. Nose of bacon fat, great campfire smoke. Taste is very smokey, fudge, awesome richness. Creamy body.
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle bought at De Molen and drank at home on New Years Eve 2010/11. Intense black beer with a thick tan head. Some smoke, but mostly big intense coffee and dark choc and oatmeal. Intense oily mouthfeel. Long lasting espresso and dark choc finish. Huge, massive beer that is likeable and drinkable at the same time whilst I want to just sit here and sip it. I love the coffee on this. Really terrific. Yes a little smoke carries on through, but no where near to some of the Bamberg rauchs but that isn’t a problem with me. Took me an hour to drink it was that intense and I enjoyed the aftertaste so much. Yep, well that is a hell of a beer.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 12/18/2010. This smoked beer pours an eclipse black color from a 50cl bottle. Medium sized tan foamy head with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is smoke, roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Medium bodied smoked stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, smoked and semi sweet. The hops are earthy. A touch sweet and smoky. Very smoky, but its not to the liquid bacon stage. Touch of oatmeal fullness in the mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and smoky.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a light tan head. Smokey body with smoked malt tones, smoked meats, light bacon and salt tones. Campfire a hint of ash, light espresso bitterness and a thick body with little warmth. A solid offering from Mikkeller.
mto (95) - helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottled and shared with oh6gdx) almost deep black colur with nice brown head. coffee coffee and more coffee. not much else. coffee. this aint good .(
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from Kihosk, Copenhagen, if my memory works). Black colour, mediumsized brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts and a bunch of ashes. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts, mild bacony fat, ashes as well as some mild alcohol. Too roasted and ashy for my taste.