HeistAlmighty (1000) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle gifted to me, originally from an LCBO in Ottawa. Pours thick and pitch black, looks like molasses or tar. Small grey/brown head. First impression of the smell is molasses and smoked fish. Taste is a little more complex. Chocolate, smoke, brown sugar. Palate was thick and syrupy, but didn’t leave me feeling heavy. Overall, it tastes like dark chocolate covered bacon. If that sounds good to you, have at.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown/black. Little tan head, dissipating to a mm oil slick. Nose of Leather, rum, chocolate, figs, and cherry skins. Nice mouthfeel, needs some aging to bring down some carbonation. Dry and salty. With a similar finish. I really don’t get a whole lot of smoke off of this. Some sours fruit, a bit of cocoa and yeast flavours. It’s reasonably constructed but I don’t get a whole lot of depth. Certainly no sweetness. It’s obvious that I liked it, but it’s an imperial stout and I’ve tried others which didn’t mention smoke; and were smokier.
bax (970) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 22/04-2012) Low brown head, black color, light roasted smoke aroma, soft co2, full body, balanced smoke taste. BB date 14.03.2014.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with a thin white head. Bold smokey aroma with some sweet malt to it. Flavour is amazing very very smokey and bold chocolate and alcohol great body. Bold and rich this kicks ass!!!
Fatehunter (962) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In a Delirium glass. Pitch black color with almost a finger of tan head. Looks great.
Strong chocolate smell with roasted malt in the background. Hint of burnt wood.
Silky/creamy texture. Burnt taste, roasted malt, chocolate and burnt again. Tasty.
Low carbonation and a heavier body.
Outstanding, a pleasure to have.
cyrenaica (943) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best Before Se[tember 14, 2003
I tried this beer in December 20, 2010 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a black colour with a brown generous head that reduced itself in half in no time before sticking around. The aroma is smoked wood, roasted malt, licorice, and coffee. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is smoked pork, roasted malt, coffee, and some vanilla hints. The smoke flavour lingers in the mouth.
Sregnar35 (933) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the abbey. Pours black with a fitting ash colored head. Aroma is smokey and roasty. Flavor is smokey and sweet, chewy bread, roasted marshmallow.
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tmongoose (927) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint 9 bottle pours dark black with muddy brown head. The aroma dark roasted malt some chocolate and smoke, self described as a mountain mans home. Love that aroma. The flavor is remarkably smooth with dark roasted malt and hints of chocolate. The peat smoked flavor is not over powering but it is very noticeable. My first Icelandic beer and its a winner.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Likely 2012 bottle to snifter. Ink black pour, not much carbonation. Thin egg shell colored ring for a head. Aroma is chicory, burnt maple, and light, char. Taste is lightly sweet with peat moss smoke. Slippery mouthfeel. A hint of licorice presents itself in the finish as the glass opens up. A touch alcoholic, but that’s ok.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big and dense cappuccino colored head. Sweet and ashy aroma with notes of nuts, caramel, smoke Taste of chocolate, caramel, sweet malt, roasted malt and licorice. Easy drinkable, but maybe a tad too sweet..