fluffy (1334) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like drinking a kielbasa, one of the better smoked stouts out there. A nice smoke balance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CH-303 (1321) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, good amount of dark tan head.
Aroma: Vary dark malt, dark cherries, roasted. Toasted nuts.
Taste: Burnt, toasted. Leather, coffee, and heaps of malt. Very nice.
Info: 500ml bottle, 21/4-2012
BOSSbrewer (1319) - 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.
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->snifter. Black with bare tan head that immediately dissipates. Aroma: licorice, chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, booze. Taste is bittersweet, with molasses, malt, burnt chocolate. Dry finish. Decent.
Bif (1307) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an almost black color with a small tan head and bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee and just a bit of smoke. Taste of roasted malt, almost burnt, dark chocolate some coffee, bit of caramel sweetness and a trace of smoke. Has a distinct bitterness and a dry finish. Fully body, smooth with a rich texture. A well crafted beer, with the 9.4% ABV very well hidden. I did not associate world class beer with Iceland until now.
artmcd8 (1307) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served at proper temperature at Micro Bar. Pours a deep dark brown with a light brown head. Definitely not a 1300 kr ($10) bottle of beer but I had to try the best beer in Iceland. As you drink it, you get a chocolate milk colored lacing. Aroma of bread, chocolate, some alcohol notes, some coffee, some smoke. Tastes slightly smokey but not overdone like most smoked beers. Silky mouthfeel with light carbonation.
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At SIBF 2012. Black pour, with a tan head. Pretty. Beef jerky and Italian sausage on the nose, with some chocolate behind. Flavor follows, though it isn’t as full and dry as the nose -- would like to have seen just a bit more malt character come through. Nice, though.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a nice old black with a resilient beige head. Smell is smoke, coffee and black chocolate. Taste is smoke, coffee, burnt caramel, roast, somewhat salty. Finish is smoke, pinetree, ash, burnt. Lots of lingering smoke. Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Style on the bottle said Smoked Imperial Stout - I felt this lacked complexity for an Imperial Srtout, but it was quite a good smoked beer.
keanex (1290) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is pitch black with a brown creamy head, unfortunately it doesn’t have much retention, still it’s a good looking beer.
Aroma: Smoked meats come to mind first, it’s certainly the prominent aroma but not overpowering, cocoa and roasted malts are in the background. The aroma is balanced well with a nice sweet and smoky side.
Taste: The intro is of cocoa but it quickly becomes a smoky roasty beer with a little alcohol on the finish and perhaps some hints of licorice.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied and syrupy with medium amounts of carbonation that has a sharp twang to it.
Overall: This is a solid beer, hats off to Iceland. I would gladly recommend this smoky, roasty, chocolate beer to anyone, despite my rating.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Smokie with hints of chocolate and caramel
A - Extreamly dark with thin brown head around the outside edge of the glass
T - Nice sweetness, with a strong verging on overpowering alcohol after taste
P - Medium body with more carbonation then I like
O - Decent for sitting around on a rainy day and reading a book. Luckly I have a good book in my had and its raining outside