alex4r (72) - - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had no expectations for this beer. Poured a nice blackish/dark brown. Initially brown head that faded and left small tracing on the edges of the sniffer glass. Smokey on the nose with a nice bit of sweetness and chocolate. Nothing too complex just subtle and pleasant. Medium to full bodied in the mouth, actually thicker than one one think. Nice bitterness to compliment the roasts sweetness. Not a overallly complex imperial stout but a pleasant surprise. Listen to Bjork and get your Iceland on.
Rasmus40 (11105) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and moderate smoked wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 210412
ken1 (885) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good beer. Roasted and smoky flavor with a nice bitterness. Black in color with a creamy head that fades a bit to quickly.
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
rich dark brown, thin small-bubbled tan ring. Nose light smoke and fudge, considerable oxidation leaves little oat behind. Flavor is lightly smokey, chocolate fudge, more smoke through finish.
drjay44 (2619) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. Bottle. Pours a thick, lasting mocha head, with minimal lacing, over a slightly hazy, black (SRM 40) body.....nose is light smoke, coffee, chocolate...taste is light smoke, hints of coffee, chocolate, hints of bacon, light sweetness throughout....mouth feel light of medium, alcohol hidden, carbonation high. This is an interesting variation on Imperial Stout. Unfortunately, it is low in complexity, with the smoke adding some unusual tones, but not covering the simple malt back bone or minimal hopping. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
marcus (6441) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a very smoky chocolate and dark molasses flavor with lots of carbonation. Very tasty and the smoke is not overwhelming.
Niko100 (1982) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky toasted malt, caramel, chocolate, & licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and licorice; Finish slightly bitter with some smoke; Nicely balanced & complex; Overall, very good - I enjoyed it.
bhensonb (10983) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma is smoke. Not bacon. Just aroma of wood smoke. Med body. Flavor begins sort of cola, then it’s pleasant wood smoke. Very mellow smokey finish.
NikkTwist (1605) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 Draft at Monks. Poured nearly black with a slim dark tan head. Dark and smoky. Very well blended. Smooth. Tobacco. Rotted fruit (in a good way.) Raisins. Like a burned Barvarian Village (in a good way :p) Sweet malty flavors but a dry creamy finish. Strong, potent and worth a try.
BeerandBlues2 (9607) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Maniac. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is smoke, roast and coffee malt, earthy and woody hops, prunes, figs, and dates. Flavor is malt dominant, smoke, dark fruity esters, light alcohol and a dry finish. Full body, high warmth, and medium carbonation.