OntBeerDrinker (483) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell start’s off all chocolate and then a min later my nose smell’s a smoky smell. Jet black can’t see into it but see some carbination. Brown head. Looks amazing. Taste some sips start off chocolate and a little sourness and then a min later a little smoky taste. Some sips chocolate with a lite leathery taste. Must of been smoked with hickory wood. Can’t taste the strong % but you deff feel it. Heavy bodied. Cheer’s!
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Belmont Station with Carla. Pours black with tan foam. Smells like smoked hickory (reminiscent of smoked trout) with a hint of blueberry sweetness. Thin body, but feels warm with hints of smoked ham, cedar smoke and coffee with alcohol at the end. Probably the best smoked beer I’ve had to date (not that I’ve had many).
milewide (1726) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine stout, with both chocolate and roasted malt. However, smoke is minimal in both aroma and taste. Almost back color, and solid body. Average head.
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex aroma, appealing appearance and a wonderful taste! [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle @ Timo A, BBE 03.01.2014. Thanks Timo A!
Aroma is rather nice and smoky with tar and licorice. Flavour has peat, salty licorice, whisky, smoke, coffee and herbal notes. Very nice stuff, reminds me of De Molen Hemel & Aarde.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, near black with a finger of fine light brown head. Settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is heavily smoked malt, very smoky throughout, noticeable alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt fading quickly into strong smoked malt, roasted malt tones. Mild alcohol in the finish. Nice smokiness that lingers. Soft carbonation, full body, and thick, slightly chewy texture. Very rich, smoky, strong, delicious, an excellent beer.
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, malty, chocolatey stout. Full brown head, palate is thick. A hearty smoked beer.
StoutHead (848) - DENMARK - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red with a small light-brown head. The second Islandish beer I’ve had and by far the best. Starts off sweet with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice smokey taste of roasted malt, coffee, fruits, a bit of chocolate, and a whole lot of licorice which comes out right away. Really good.
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is a nice smokey stout with a nice easy drinking profile and killer label art.
Thisis12ptfont (988) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of bread, dough and nutes. Dark black with a medium size foam. Toasted flavors of caramel, yeast, nuts, vanilla and oak. Strong alcohol and belgian sugar characteristics. Overall, primarily yeasty flavor with vanilla and caramel flavors. I’d give this a B+ rating.