Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured black with a dark tan head and minimal head with fair lacing. Aromas of smoked malts, subtle coffee and chocolate notes with a hint of hops. Flavors of smoke and pete, subtle citrus notes, with coffee and chocolates. The Finish - smoke throughout, Bitter sweet chocolate and coffee, there is a peated presence reminiscent to a scotch whisky, very different expression quite nice...really!
gopherfan99 (1047) - CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma is smoky with roasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla; taste has a little bit of sweetness with chocolate, roasted malt, and a little vanilla; finish roasted malt with a touch of smoky bitterness and alcohol; nicely done Iceland.
Ysok02 (528) - MOns, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe brune, mousse peu abondantes. Nez puissant et complexe sur des notes chocolatées, fumées, chocolatées et lactées sur un fond de raisin de Coritnthe. Bouche tout en douceur et en tension, avec une belle note fumée, peu de bulles, amertume présente en finale mais sans excčs. Une bičre qui évoque certains Madčre. Trčs intéressante. A déguster au coin du feu
Quick3Beers (522) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a rich dark brown with a khaki head, quickly dissipating with little lacing. *koff* Little bits of *koff* dark chocolate in the nose and mouth, *hackhackhack* there’s also plenty of peaty *wheeeeeeze* smoke. *Gack*
linusb (189) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
N: Chocolate, coffee, smoke, caramel, dried fruits T: follows nose very well O: Quite tart porter with a nice smokiness to it.
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Lightly smoked which adds a nice touch. Chocolate, black licorice, and a hint of soy sauce. Quite smooth for 9.4.
Rolfarild (175) - NORWAY - SEP 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown. Sour bonfire, smoked bacon. Taste of dry wood, paint, chocolate. Aftertaste of sour vegetables. Realy exiting beer.
tricksta_p (2409) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Micro Bar, Reykjavik. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, lots of sweet chocolate, smoke, some liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Not the heaviest Imperial Stout, but it’s smooth and complex with a subtle but effective smokey touch.
hackobock (2387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 10, 2015. Bottle at home, courtesy of linusb, thanks!
Dark brown, almost black with a small brown head leaving a lasting ring on the glass. Aroma is roasted with coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, quite subtle smoked notes with smoked meat, ash and some sweet notes of toffee and vanilla. Taste is light to medium sweet, dry roasted bitterness and light smokey notes. Finish is dry roasted, more smoke coming through in the end as well as chocolate and slight hints of vanilla and notes of alcohol with a very dry lasting roasted note. Medium bodied, soft, small bubble carbonation, texture is dry. A nice subtle smokey stout with a very dry roasted feeling to it.
monk191 (1458) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good smoked stout. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells of vanilla and smoked bacon. Taste is vanilla upfront, followed by lots of smokiness, bacon and sausage, and some chocolate in the finish. Had on tap at Mikkeller Bar.
lux_edwards (232) - - AUG 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with brown head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with a hint of tar and fruits. Taste is slightly bitter. Overall very good.