BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from MGM Burnsville. Dark thick pour with a tan head. Licorice, chocolate, and slight roast coffee in this. Good dense palate. Really good stuff.
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer. Nice rich smoky nose, with coffee, chocolate, juniper smoke and molasses. Alcohol sweetness. Dark black opaque with thin tan creamy head. Medium-heavy body with high carbonation. Light warming. Carbonic tang and fizzy. Starts medium sweet. Rich with licorice, juniper smoke, chocolate and molasses. Carbonic acidity, alcohol sweetness and good bitter finish. Smooth sweet finish with light smoky after.
dandeman (707) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First aromas are definitely smoked, roasted, with notes of black coffee. That’s about it. Visual is black, very opaque, with a thick and creamy brown head. Lasting is quite long but lacing disappears fast. Attack is very smoky with a certain acidity and a roast bitterness. We find mainly notes of roast, smoke, ash and coffee on a slightly sweet bottom showing molasses, honey and vanilla accents. A slightly hoppy finish is crowning all this. Pretty balanced beer through flavors. The smoke aspect is well integrated with malty and sweet taste. Not a great but good beer.
Habanero (3430) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a good lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, smoke and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with some bitterness. Full bodied, oily text and soft CO2. A delicious smoked/ impy stout.★★★★
natejgood (439) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear very dark brown with a nice coffee head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, dark cherry and a bit of smoke. Flavor of chocolate, dark cherry and smoke. The smoke isn’t overpowering, but it is distinctly there. Good flavor, but the carbonation causes the beer to explode a bit in the mouth making it not so smooth to drink. If you are a fan of smoked beers, this is definitely one worth trying.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iceland, at last! Thanks for sharing, dbsdelight. Dan the man does it again. 500 ml bottle. Love the label. Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate first, then some smoked malts, earth, toast, and black olives. Flavor of dark fruits, roasted and smoked malts, and even some peat. The aroma worked a tad better for me. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Great smoked beer.
ncube (101) - - MAR 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smokey, licorice, molasses. The smoke is perfectly balanced with the sweetness. Hops are present in bitterness only.
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a kola nut black, with a two inch oat colored head of which quickly dissipates down to thick, creamy lacing. Nose starts out leathery, and chocolaty, with notes of rootbeer, licorice, and musty wood. Taste starts off smooth with caramel and Irish cream notes, then transitions into medicinal licorice, mildly sweet cocoa, with a lightly bitter, smoky finish. Body is medium to full, with a higher amount of carbonation on the tongue. In my opinion, the smoky characteristics of this beer are well moderated; many smoked beers can be overwhelming to some (I actually like extra smoky beers), but in this case the smoke doesn’t truly manifest until the finish. This beer also has the best label of any beer I’ve ever had. Bonus points for style.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour with a brown head. Aroma is smoked malt and a little sweetness. Taste is a nice balance of smoke, roasted malt and a semi-sweet chocolate . What I like the most is that while in the aroma, the initial dominaance is the smoke, but as you drink, the other flavors are distinguishable and meld together wonderfully. Creamy mouthfeel. A very tasty beer. Nice lacing. I really enjoyed the aftertaste.
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti et fumé (jambon fumé), de chocolat noir avec des notes de mélasse, de café, de houblon herbeux, de fruits (fruits foncés) et de crčme brűlée. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légčrement huileuse. Notes fruitées (figues, traces de raisins) avec des traces de crčme brűlée, de réglise noire et de tabac lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute trčs rapidement un goűt de malt rôti et moyennement fumé (jambon fumé), un moyen goűt de chocolat noir avec des notes de mélasse puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goűt d’alcool avec des notes de café et de houblon herbeux et floral. Post-goűt long, moyennement amer de rôti (notes brűlées), moyen-léger de chocolat noir, léger d’alcool, de houblon herbeux et de malt fumé.