Cousin_Larry (218) - - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Pours like a commercial. Aroma of chocolate coffee. Flavor is caramel coffee with a smoky metallic finish. Pretty good.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, some smoky, ashy elements, char. Taste blends smoke and sweet to bitter dark malts into a chocolatey beer with a warming finish. Some vegetal elements emerge as the beer warms. Decent.
maley1 (627) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with medium sized fluffy tan head. Arom of malts, coffee and smoke. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, hint of chocolate, caramel, hint of smoke. Full bodied, medium carbonation, low hop character. Everything in this beer blends together beautifully, excellent beer!
alex_leit (30) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33 cl bottle from Denmark. Black with good foam. Smoked, dark malt and coffe aroma, rich taste: smoked bacon and cheese, dark chocolate, coffe and caramel, some alco = very tasty stout.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Burnt, smoky, roasty aromas. Roasty, tangy, burnt, smoke flavors.
Holy (834) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gifted by a whiskey expert from a previous excursion around the world. Smokey, bitter - gets better as it warms up...
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Black with modest, creamy, brown head / Rich, sweet nose of dark fruit, wine, coffee, chocolate / Medium to full body, some chew, sweet, fine balance / Flavors of date, fig, chocolate, red wine, roast coffee, licorice, smoke / Great stuff.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RIch, deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall light brown head, relatively oily. Aroma of pungent smoked malt, cheese, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, figs, caramel and tons of anise - strong smells throughout. Full-bodied; Rich, deep malty flavour with a lot of alcohol, peat, smoke, cherries, milk, cream, anise and even more alcohol and spices. Aftertaste shows a good sweet note of caramel, anise, licorice, peat, cherries, cream and figs with a heavy malt texture, some alcohol and even more complexity of wood, oak and vanilla - very nice. Overall, a very strong and super pungent and flavourful beer that doesn’t disappoint, even until the very end of the palate. Great to sample and well worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$9.44 sampled at home in Washington on 16-September-2013.
AdiBeer (468) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Microbar Reykjavik. Smoked chocolate, buy high alcohol content very noticeable. Very tasty Imperial Stout.
Pailhead (4379) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy smoke, moderate chocolate, and a touch of salty bacon. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and faint caramel. The finish has moderate-heavy smoked cheese with just a hint a fruit. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I really feel like they nailed just the right amount of smokiness for a smoked Imperial Stout.