swanmann (642) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanx to my friend Mr. Yates for the bottle, we poured a viscous dark chocolate brown brew with velvety tan head with red tones. Aroma is sort of bacony, with milk chocolate and caramel. It’s incredibly smooth with some milk chocolate sweetness and mild roasty bitterness. GREAT brew, alcohol is well hidden and the flavors absolutely meld, however nothing is too pronounced.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with beige head. Aroma of smoked meat, bacon, ham, and coffee. Flavor is smoked up bacon, ham, licorice. Finish is a bit bitter.
vipinvelp (2497) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark, black color with brown thick lip sticking glass lacing foam head. Aroma is dark coffee, roasted nuts and toffee. Taste is bittersweet, thich dark chocolate, smokey. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate. Very. very nice. (Göteborg 201208)
liiisa (2) - - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black and thick texture. The scent doesn’t have a lot of smoke in it. Not the "smokeiest" smoked beer I’ve had, but really nice flavour. Chocolate and smoked meat. Like dinner and a dessert!
Patrickctenchi (4398) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a huge, dark brown, cola-like head.
Scent is smoked meat, chocolate, roasted malt.
Flavour is smoky chocolate/ash with a dark wine undertone.
Slight alcohol warmth and bitter....some acidity.
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, smoke, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and dark fruits. A bit of alcohol comes through. Very nice!
wlajwl (4203) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is bread, fruit and smoke. The flavor is malts, smoke/BBQ, fruit, mild vinous notes and an acidic/tart finish.
Aurelius (4505) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smokehouse aroma was initially very aggressive, but breathing and warming improved the complexity. Aroma: Creosote, bacon, prunes, olives and molasses notes there. Sweet, smoky fruity with some parched soy and other roast. Alcohol fumes collectedd in a tulip glass if you don’t keep it moving. Appearance: Brown-black, opaque with a fine-grained tan head. Good bottle and label. Flavor! Wow, this was really nicely played. Up front, some mineral/salty qualities followed by bitter chocolate, roasted nuts, light smoke, stone fruit, lightly sweet. Warming. Finish has alcohol and cocoa bitterness and some pencil shavings. Mouthfeel alternated between being slippery and being chalky/cheesy. Like ceramic slip. Formidable. New Leaf Market (Holy Sticker Shock, Batman! There wasn’t a price tag, and I was a bit surprised to pay $10 for a continental pint outside of a bar.)
Marheb (2645) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Les notes de fumées sont profondes sans ętre envahissantes. L’assaut du chocolat noir en bouche est impressionnant et s’harmonise avec délicatesse. Trčs impressionné par tout ce qu’elle m’offre en ce moment.
kjbryan (8) - Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on draft at The Local Option in Chicago. Started very good but got better and better as it warmed up a bit and allowed the flavors to really meld together. I do not usually enjoy smoke beers, but this one had almost a smoked meat flavor to it that left you wanting another drink and then another. One of the best beers I’ve had in recent memory!