glennmastrange (2587) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate toasted and dark bitter chocolate for the malt, resin for the hops, earth for the yeast, with notes of wood and smoke. Head is small, frothy, light brown, with good yet slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft to lively carbonation. Wow, lots of smoke in this beer. Great balance in flavor and a nice feel round this Smoked out nicely.
Martinus (4352) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black colour, tan head. Smoky aroma, dark chocolate, bitter cacao, roasted malts, caramel, leather and light coffee. Flavour bitter roasted malts, touch of sweetness, bitter dark chocolate. Silky, creamy body, finish bitter chocolate, smoke, wood, roasted malts and light liquorice.
Damn, this is good. They should have called this one earthquake.
(From 33cL Bottle @ Puffin Hotel, Vik, Iceland)
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nose brings forward a hefty amount of smoke along with some roasted meat. Touch of malt in the background. Flavor has some light stout notes behind an avalanche of smoke. A bit of booze. Not a fan.
mzaar (2600) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska @Vinbarinn, Reykjavik. Cappuccinofärgat skum, nästan svart öl. Upp frĺn den stiger underbara dofter av rĺgbröd, mörk choklad och röda bär. Smaken är inte pĺ nĺt vis sämre: choklad, kaffe, vanilj och lakrits. Fast sĺ mycket rökighet hittade jag inte. God, väldigt god!
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample pour into snifter. Deep dark pour with a full finger tan head. Aroma is sweet hickory, rich and roasted malts. BBQ! Sweet rich wood. Flavor follows, sweet smokiness, smooth malt, little to no sweetness from malt, heavy and full flavored. Definitely enjoyable.
JohnnyJ (5285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Stone Bistro. Dark brown pour, thin light tan head. Roasted malt, sweet chocolate, smoked bacon, campfire smoke, and coffee. Nice smooth medium to full body. I really enjoyed it.
gripweed57 (1284) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 ounce bottle. Jet black liquid topped by a thick rocky tan head. Smoky roasted malt aroma reminiscent of sitting around a campfire. Rich espresso flavor is intense and smoky. Lots of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, tobacco, black licorice and smoked meat. An underying bitterness balances the smoky sweet malt. Full bodied, slightly sticky treacle aftertaste with resiny hops. Did I mention the smokiness? A tremendous brew!
johnbuck100 (280) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoo-weee! Lava indeed. This is one of THE smokiest heavy-duty machine-oil stouts I have ever had. Really nice pour. Lots of Chocolate, some cigarettes, coffee, abv very well covered. Great for a cold winter night, be it in Iceland, Pennsylvania, or anywhere cold and rainy.
BillKismet (3738) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black body with a cream, billowing light chocolate head. Even though poured from a bottle, this one looked nitrogenated. Highly smoky, with a definite smoked meat character that is experienced in the flavor as well. Hearty, robust body, with nuances of black patent. Salty, smoky finish with some dried meat on the palate.
obguthr (5309) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bacony smoke aroma. Black, thin yellow head. Lightly sweet malt. Smoke surges in at midpalate, Creosote and ash finish. Syrupy.