dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge head on top of a very dark oily looking beer. Aroma of smoke and salty ham. Taste is full of roast and salty ham. Bitter finish. Very easy drinking for as heavy as the taste is.
trevor211 (1339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At SIBF 2012. Black pour, with a tan head. Pretty. Beef jerky and Italian sausage on the nose, with some chocolate behind. Flavor follows, though it isn’t as full and dry as the nose -- would like to have seen just a bit more malt character come through. Nice, though.
italianjohn (2377) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour ruby hue thin beige head ..... aroma of smoke, roasted and caramel malts with light chocolate malt as well ..... taste is of smoked peat malt, bitter dark chocolate and bitter roasted malts ... finish has lingering bitter and roasted flavor .... smokey as heck at first but once this warms it balances out ... abv hidden well
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Caramel and smoke aroma. Smoke and caramel flavor with light earth and light bacon. Medium-plus bodied. Bacon and smoke lingers with light chocolate and light earthiness.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Salty sweet smoke on the nose with roasted malts, a little sugary notes, leather dark chocolate. Black pour with dark brown edges, thin tan head. Smokey sweet flavors of roasted malts, leather, chocolate. Smooth, moderate carbonation. Really nice to drink. Solid beer.
CueSheet (15) - Vaasa, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown beer with small brown head. Aroma is smoky roasted malt. Taste is sweet smoky roasted malt, liquorice, fruit and vanilla.
Tide (1882) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a friend. Dark brown color, white head. Strong taste with chocolate , liqourice and some coffee. A bit burnt finish with coffee. Very nice stout indeed.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured black with tan head. smelled smokey and burnt malts. Tasted smokey with a bi of alcohol in end good
Yorker (1357) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a small mocha head that fades leaving a little lacing. Aroma is smoke and peat. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, and a little bitter chocolate.
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown black with a fairly quick tan tight soapy head that dissipates to a thin collar. Aroma is awesome smokey jerky/meat locker and peat with hidden chocolate mixed in. Taste is bitter and peaty with roasted malt and bakers chocolate showing, but the bitterness really (in my opinion) changes the experience. Palate is medium and dry bitterness with a off putting finish. This had an amazing start and then fell to a better than average smoked brew.