jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Black with modest, creamy, brown head / Rich, sweet nose of dark fruit, wine, coffee, chocolate / Medium to full body, some chew, sweet, fine balance / Flavors of date, fig, chocolate, red wine, roast coffee, licorice, smoke / Great stuff.
jgb9348 (4279) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RIch, deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall light brown head, relatively oily. Aroma of pungent smoked malt, cheese, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, figs, caramel and tons of anise - strong smells throughout. Full-bodied; Rich, deep malty flavour with a lot of alcohol, peat, smoke, cherries, milk, cream, anise and even more alcohol and spices. Aftertaste shows a good sweet note of caramel, anise, licorice, peat, cherries, cream and figs with a heavy malt texture, some alcohol and even more complexity of wood, oak and vanilla - very nice. Overall, a very strong and super pungent and flavourful beer that doesn’t disappoint, even until the very end of the palate. Great to sample and well worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$9.44 sampled at home in Washington on 16-September-2013.
AdiBeer (70) - - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Microbar Reykjavik. Smoked chocolate, buy high alcohol content very noticeable. Very tasty Imperial Stout.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy smoke, moderate chocolate, and a touch of salty bacon. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and faint caramel. The finish has moderate-heavy smoked cheese with just a hint a fruit. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I really feel like they nailed just the right amount of smokiness for a smoked Imperial Stout.
artmcd8 (1083) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served at proper temperature at Micro Bar. Pours a deep dark brown with a light brown head. Definitely not a 1300 kr ($10) bottle of beer but I had to try the best beer in Iceland. As you drink it, you get a chocolate milk colored lacing. Aroma of bread, chocolate, some alcohol notes, some coffee, some smoke. Tastes slightly smokey but not overdone like most smoked beers. Silky mouthfeel with light carbonation.
pushkinwow (1557) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought back by Pauls parents. Dark brown with a creamy mocha head. Roasted malts, some chocolate, peat, smoke, slight vegetable aroma. Moderate+body, nicely balanced carbonation, very smooth, some alcohol, bit of sweetness with a hint of anise, becomes gently bitter at first, then more so on the palate as the finish warms you up with a bit of smoke and more peaty malts.
thehodgie (13) - - SEP 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black, small tan head. Aroma is a heavy smoky, wood. Full bodied and malty, taste of chocolate, smoked meat on the finish. Not very bitter for an imperial stout, and the mouthfeel is fantastic. If you like them dark and smokey pick this up.
Zer0 (789) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Micro Bar, Reykjavik. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, smoked meat and coffee. Taste is quite bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied with minimal carbonation.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
DŘE 2013: Dark brown with an off-white head, lasting. Sweet aroma, sugars and some kind of complex aroma. Sweet flavor, heavy sweet. Syrupy texture.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Iron Horse in DC. Deep black pour with a nice, tan head. Solid chocolate aroma with roasted malt and a hint of caramel. Amazing, complex flavor with some coffee and dark chocolate. Pricey, but darn good.