esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Ölrepubliken shared with Daje. Black, no head. Some lacings on glass, so it’s not ugly :) Smells of bacon, smoke, burned wood and some foot sweat. Taste is egg and bacon. Some sweetness. Too much smoke i’m afraid. Oily feel. Finish is not very hoppy.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of BBQ, smoke and roasted chocolate malt. Taste of BBQ, smoke, coffee roast and roasted chocolate malt. Smoky.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33Cl. Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Ohh.. Have had my eyes on this since the first ratings ticked in years back. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Sweet and hard roasted malts with a touch of smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Dry roasted end. Very nice.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Wonderful depth and flavour, smoky but not overwhelmingly so, with a balanced malt and bitter notes that made it incredibly drinkable in spite of the its strong characteristics. Great.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LCBO store 575. A very dark motor oil liquid decants in my goblet, and is topped with a respectable two finger mocha froth, leaving some pretty webbing on the glass. Roasted coffee bean nose hints at smoke, vanilla, leather, and licorice. Sweet and malty, with smoke and a marked hop bitterness to perfectly balance. Alcohol not really detectable in the full body and velvety finish. Great effort!
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big and dense cappuccino colored head. Sweet and ashy aroma with notes of nuts, caramel, smoke Taste of chocolate, caramel, sweet malt, roasted malt and licorice. Easy drinkable, but maybe a tad too sweet..
Plovmand (6027) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It pours pitch black with a creamy longlasting tan head. The aroma is hard roasted with notes of tar and smoke and has a deep lying solid caramel base. Chocolate and light coffee notes. The flavour is sweet chocolate, smoke, hard roasted malt, tobacco and ends up quite sweet and a bit cloying.
mcberko (4811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black. Chocolate, smoke, licorice and burnt roasted malt on the nose. Flavour is extremely smoky, with iodine, oak and roasted malt. Too much iodine and smoke - doesn’t seem like it’s as good as it should be, based on other ratings and descriptions. Still good though.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Norm!!! Black pour with a big light brown head. Smoke, chocolate, and light woody notes. Flavor is a tremendous balance of smoke, chocolate, espresso and lactose. Awesome brew!
terrybail (450) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from the lcbo
Pours dark black good frothy head
Aroma of burnt malt
Fruity chocolate malty taste