Holmen2 (33) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma as you would expect of a imperial stout. The smoked malt is in the taste. A well balanced beer!
Dashimus (169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinbud at Borganes, Iceland. Pours black with a very small dark tan head which fades to nothing. Aroma is roasted malt, strong smoke, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and spice. Taste is peppery with a moderate sweetness, but not overpowering. Body is medium with some bitterness but not much. Alcohol warmth finishes. Really quite good.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This Smoked Imperial Stout generates grapes, peppery spiciness, banana purée and peat for a most elegant sipper licked by alcohol warmth.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the darkness.
-Roastiness is light compared to the style average.
-The mouthfeel is cushy and not too heavy. This is a well leveled dessert.
-Sweetness is important, but not overdone in any way.
-Smoke appears as wooden and spicy in the nose, but then peaty in the finish.
patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Dash In on March 9 - Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is very smoky though not strong otherwise. The flavor is also very smoky and is backed by rich roast malt with chocolate accents. It’s full bodied with a smoky finish. For me imperial stoutst go much better with smoke than traditional rauchbiers.
kragelund (104) - , DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33cl) Pours black with a dense creamy brown head.Malty sweet aroma, flavour has roasted malts, sweetnes and smoke. Nicely balanced
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with tan head. Nice smoked meat, dark chocolate, dark coffee aromas. Smooth medium body. smoked meat, dark chocolate, dark coffee flavors----tasty smoke brew----good
Peter_L (147) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaska frĺn Systembolaget. Svart vätska med massivt mörkt skum. Doft av bränt kaffe och charkuterier. Sträv smak där rök och tjära infinner sig. Lĺng eftersmak.
brontebeach (46) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good smoked imperial stout. Pours black with a dark tan head. A smoked nose then on the palate carbonated, smokey chocolate and balanced.
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ngeunit1 (1550) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, smoke, vanilla, molasses, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, and a bit of booze.
T - Chocolate and caramel malts, smoke, vanilla, black licorice, molasses, dark cocoa, roasted coffee, dark fruits, earthy hops, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, smoky, warming finish.
D - Nice smoked stout. Good overall balance and mouthfeel.
trapped (336) - TURKEY - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Blackish brown with brownish foamy small head, high spirit aroma reminding of rum, very nice bitter chocolate taste, long finish. Very very nice!