alliance100 (870) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - pours a dark brown with fluffy tan head . Mild smoked malt aroma . Light easy drinking body . Hints of chocolate and a nice smoke note . Solid brew .
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maxwelldeux (3956) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is fairly light and roasty up front, which makes it inviting. Taste is fairly smokey with a nice dry finish. Pretty decent brew.
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark , almost black . Small to no head . Smell is bit smoky , dark grains , bit dry sweetness . Taste is mildly smoked only . Rather dry , thnx to rather high carbo . Sweet undertone overall , as well as a lingering dark maltyness. rather thin mouthfeel . .
Dal9000 (224) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black brown with a thick brown head. Immediate smokey aroma. Initial oaked wheat with a quick smoke crisp dry taste. No back finish. But a lingering slightly burnt wheat aroma.
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jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Olympic. Draft, from notes. Decent smokey notes but also somewhat tart. Pretty good.
GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour brown head. Aroma is light smoke, wheat. You get the sweetness of lactose and smoke in the aftertaste. Chewy wheat beer. Cool graphics on the label. Nice lacing.
gunnfryd (11581) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fonefan 300814. Dark brown colour with a beige head, Aroma is roasted malt, smoked, coffee, berries, fruit, chocolate. Flavour is the same. OK beer.
Miksu (5007) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint bottle. Opaque black color. Aromas of charred bread crust, earthy smoke and licorice. Dry slightly acidic taste and roasty taste with charred bread, licorice and some earthy smoke. Dry woody taste. Acidity and roasteness seem to be detracting and masking the smokiness which is a pity. A disappointment from these breweries.
rederic (3156) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, dark brown-black color, with a fluffy tan head, with a mild grainy toasted, chocolate, roasted, wheat malt, brown chocolate nose, with a faint coffee, subtle smoke, burnt toast accent, and a subtle ashy, burnt chocolate pie crust note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a grainy mild smoked, toasted, black, roasted, wheat malty, chocolatey, light black coffee, subtle salty, burnt toast character, with a faint fruity, doughy, yeasty, burnt bread crumb flavour, leading towards a doughy yeastiness, roasted, black, toasted maltiness, black coffee bitterness finish.
sir__v (820) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with friends @ home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear dark brown beer with black reflection, no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: roasted malt nose with small sour balance. Taste: nice roasted malt taste with small sour balanced not so intensive. Interesting taste but not as well drinkable. Aftertaste: small caramel finish with sour presence.
Darkmagus82 (1896) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a billowy cream colored head floating atop the beer. The head has a fantastic level of retention, with the billowy head slowing receding with big bubbles popping within, leaving a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a smoky and roasted malt smell mixed with a decent showing of some coffee and a bit of char. Along with these smells comes notes of a grainy smell as well as a bit of toast, creating a toasty and dark smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a mix of roasted malt flavor with hints of coffee and some char. As the taste moves on a little bit of an almost sour funky flavor works its way onto the tongue all while a little bit of caramel sweetness comes as well. The sweetness fades fast however and is replace by some tastes of more roasted malt and an increase in smoke and toast. In the end, one if left with a rather roasty and smoky, but still rather thin flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin and light with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the style a little thicker of a body may have been slightly nicer for the roast and smoke flavors.
Overall – A fairly decent brew overall, but not really worth the larger price tag for a more standard lighter porter/brown style brew. Just alright.