andrewje41 (796) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Thanks Keven. Pours black. Roasted malt aroma and flavors. Super smokey. People can complain all they want about the smokey flavor, but it’s a near perfect smokey flavor. Roasted malt finish for days. Love this beer.
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good. My only complaint is that the smoke is a bit overdone. It does overpower the base beer to some extent. Knock it down by 30% and this would be perfect.
cernjoh (142) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Aroma is a smoky malty chocolate. Appearance is a dark brown like old motor oil with a small tan head that vanishes rapidly. Taste is smoke BBQ chocolate and some booze. Smoke is well balanced. My favorite smoked porter is from Alaskan Brewing but this is right up there. Palate is very good. Overall an excellent beer worth seeking. Cheers!
fitwitchik (369) - USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a darkest black brown with almost no head.
Aroma is smoked cocoa.
Flavor is beautifully smoked without that queer BANDAID flavor so many smoked brews create. Malty smooth. Balanced beautifully. My first brew from Iceland and quite impressed. So picking up another bottle!!!!
Firecape (43) - - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice stout but for all the accolades it does not hold a candle to the finest American Stouts produced by Founders, Bells, Green Flash et al. That being said, this is such an improvement on the bag European stout that it should be dunk above other stouts available in Iceland. Very smokey start with a bitter chocolate middle with a bit of the high alcohol content coming in as a slightly negative finish.
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MarkoNm (923) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pitch black color, topped with a fairly decent beige head. There is a pleasantly smokey aroma, some hints of alcohol and slight roastiness. The taste is very strong, bitter with quite some alcohol. Some coffee notes in the finish, but a bit too strong to be fully enjoyable.
scooter131313 (22) - - AUG 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant, clean with a smoky flavor. Not my favorite but a very drinkable Imperial Stout.
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Beer4000 (4711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Practically black body with a decent beige head. Strong and nice aroma of dark malt, moderate distinct smoke and hint of bonfire. Flavor is sweet, light roasted and smoked malt, some chocolate, dry fruit with moderate bitterness. A bit unusually in flavor, it feels somehow a bit like a Belgium stout with smoke. Quite balanced, nothing extreme, but distinct in flavor. Not heavy in body, but feels balanced and correct for this beer. Hint of alcohol in aftertaste. Unusually, but pleasant indeed.
Mark_Eck (844) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma is smokey and roasted malt. Taste is similar to aroma but with some dark chocolate.
cmacklin (317) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9 fl oz bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a small, brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, dark chocolate and alcohol. Sweet, smooth flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke and licorice with a warming alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice!