MiP (12863) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 9.4%. The aroma starts out citric but turns saltily smoked. Clear dark brown colour, deep chestnut. OK brown head. The flavour is nicely smoked, a ham/bacon type of smoke, pleasantly woody. Roasted and sweetish malt base with a boozy finish, alcohol bitterness.
saxo (12796) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, roast malt, chocolate, caramel, notes of smoke and hops.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at chris0... deep brown .. thin tan lacing... soft smoke ... soft roast nose... dull dark malts ... soft smoke
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisOs. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Softish palate, a little dry. Mild dark malt. Tangy dark fruits and mellow smoke. There is a light sweetness to this beer. Comes together quite well. Light dry finish.
Theis (12162) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black - big brown head. Chocolate. Sweetness. Nice smokey. High malty. Medium hoppy. Light bitterness. Very nice. Light licorice. Very nice.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It pours a black body under a dense, finger-thick tan head, looking really gorgeous. There’s some smoked notes in the aorma, almost like a blend of smoked fish and bacon, but in a nice way. Burnt malts, peat, some alcohol and sweetness as well. The flavor is rather sweet, with roasted, peaty malts and a faint note of vanilla. Full-bodied and pleasantly warming. Long finish with sweetness, burnt malts and a little vanilla. There’s some dms as well in the beer, but just a tiny touch of it, else it’s a quite wonderful one, sure didn’t expect this from Iceland a year ago. 090720
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, meat, and grain. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and some dark fruit.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, coffee/roast, light burnt. Medium-full body, low carbonation, fairly smooth.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark with a thin head. The aroma is smoky...a different type of smoke with some chocolate character as well. Rich smoke with lots of chocolate that blends well with the smoke. An intense imperial porter with a fairly rich smoke character, this is fun stuff. Iceland has come a long way from the days of Viking Lager.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: March 16, 2012
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, sticky streaks of lace
Aroma: smokey dry chocolate aroma
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, lots of balancing smoke, earthy, touch of roasted, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4