Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, - JAN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, LCBO. Pitch black, small bubbly tan head. Lots of smoke and some chocolate in rich pleasing aroma. Rich chocolate in taste complemented by nicely balanced smoke and a medium body. Alcohol present and complimentary. Just an incredibly well put together beer - very impressed.
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a wet consistently, black color, and a very large foamy-creamy dark tan head with good retention, average cling and great lacing. Its aroma featured a smokey presence with notes of chocolate malt, light licorice, toffee and caramel, and a bit of earthy and grainy hops. The taste had a noticeably smokey component as well, with a sweet chocolate-caramel blend that fairly quickly yielded to an intense sweet and bitter mixture. It had a swet and watery consistency with average thickness and lower to average carbonation and fizz with a good soft and smooth effect. A good beer, but quite intensely smokey.
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt and smoke on nose. More of the same on palate with a fair amount of peat undertones. Big and boozy with some chocolate sweetness on finish.
Blairgus (2190) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
21 Nov 2013, tap. black. nose is peat and burnt toast. thin body and mildly fizzy. meaty, apple syrup, candied bacon, peat. wow!
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Solid dark brown with faint garnet at the edges with a long lasting somewhat small khaki head. Aroma is smokey with roast, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar underneath. The flavor gives a solid hit of smoke up front with plenty of dark sugary sweetness to go around. Light chocolate and roast with just a hint of earthy hop flavor. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy silky smooth mouthfeel. Wow this is a really nice smoked imperial stout that I picked up on a whim. Thanks Todd.
Nische (428) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice smokey flavor of roasted hops and an aftertaste of chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a refreshingly light bitter taste.
BOSSbrewer (1025) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma is smoke and roast flavor is chocolate and roast and lots of smoke. Works well. This is a nice beer. A bit sweet on the finish. Alcohol warms. Medium bodied.
curepute (41) - - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, tiny brown head. Big smoke nose, roasted malts. The taste is the same, vanilla, hint of coffee, chocolate. It’s a basic imperial Stout but the smoke rounds the whole beer together nicely.
BluePhish (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty impressive. Beautiful pour, interesting that the smoke dissociates and doesn't linger. Good beer
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radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark, almost black color with an off-white head. Aroma was notes of light smoke, roasted malts. Flavor was full of dark chocolates, some bitter malts, roast, smoke permeates each sip, but is not overpowering in the least. Interesting brew.
Aaron68 (396) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
200 ml on tap @ "CrowBar", Oslo
Black in color with a thick brown head and medium carbonation.
Aroma is smoke,roasted malt,tar,dark chocolate and coffee.
Taste is roasted malt, sweetness,smoke and some alcohol.
A nice winter warmer with a smoky aftertaste.