Lectvay (60) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rare Beer Club. Smoke comes through a little in the nose, but mostly chocolate and dark roasted aromas. Taste is really nice, with a rich, complex imperial stout profile and a smoky essence that is ever-present without being distracting or overwhelming. Tastefully balanced.
SanfordBrewer (1379) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with creamy tan head. Great velvety full body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: roasted malt, smoke, and a hint of soy sauce.
Taste: carob, dark fruit, cocoa, roasted malt, toasted malts, brown bread, hints of silage, and a bit of alcohol warmth.
bigguns22 (565) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great beer. Dark almost black beer with a thick creamy dark tan head. Aroma is very pleasant full of chocolate and smoke. A big body beer that has a flight of flavors starts a little sweet then smokey with a malty and bitter finsh.
BuckeyeBoy (2414) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours out a thick rich black topped with a nice tan head. Nose is roast malts smoke and some sweetness. Taste is as the nose with a nice thick rich malt a good smoke and a nice roast. I think this is the best smoke beer I have ever had.
SlackerMads (1144) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small diminishing light brown head. Meaty smoke in the nose. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, charcoal, late smoke notes, brown sugar, light warming finish. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Pretty heavy, but also quite nice and the smoke works well.
kerenmk (1902) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks DSG. Black. Smoky, salt, smoked kef-li snack, iodine and seaweed in the nose, salty, very mildly sour and smoky in the mouth. Full-bodied, smoke, a little salty finish.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown to black in color with tan head... Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, smoked malts... Flavor is big on the smoked malts, dark chocolate, but smoke dominates throughout.. Really nice, especially if you are in the mood for a huge smoke bomb...
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Scrapersnbeer (1395) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Aroma of smokey, roasted coffee and molten dark chocolate. Solidly black, disturbingly still. Interesting mix of dry smoke and sweetness. Bitterness is average for an imperial stout, which is to say quite bitter. Smooth creamy body, belies the overall heaviness of this beer. You will start thinking it isn’t one and done, by the finish not so much. A wonderful example of an unusual style. Would like to say something inspirational about Iceland, but I got nothing.
DocJitsu (701) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nearly fully opaque very dark brown with ruby-brown glints around the bottom edge of the glass. A big dark taupe head forms and fades nearly as quickly. Bold smoky, coffee, fruity nose. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Bitter smokiness couches sweet but slightly tart fruit in the flavors.
Tmoney99 (9992) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate smoke malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex solid beer.