thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) very dark clear brown with small dark brown head; aromas of coffee, chocolate, smoked fruit; intense balanced flavour; full body; lack of excessive smokiness or sweetness common in the type, very good
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Bishop’s Arms, Stockholm, 15th Feb 2010 (with Phyllis and Sandy!) Pitch black with a line of tan head. Alcohol, dark fruits, smoky caramel on the nose and tongue. Nice! Strength is reasonably well hidden.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured black with a tan head. aroma was smoke, fudge, meat, and slight licorice. flavor was smoke, chocolate, and a dry roasty bitterness. body was light/medium with a silky feeling and light/medium carbonation.
fluffy (2396) - 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.
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Nickls (2392) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Big thanks to skinnyviking! Richly dark tan head that doesn’t last long, and nearly black hue with brown edging. Very roasty aroma with chocolate and smoked peat. Flavor has very dark bittersweet chocolate, light earth and peat. Less smokey in the flavor, but really nice. Medium body and finishes roasted and dry. Nice brew!
MarkoNm (2388) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pitch black color, topped with a fairly decent beige head. There is a pleasantly smokey aroma, some hints of alcohol and slight roastiness. The taste is very strong, bitter with quite some alcohol. Some coffee notes in the finish, but a bit too strong to be fully enjoyable.
StefanSD (2387) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from trade with rebekah. Thanks. Pours a dense black color with a small tan head that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is earthy with roasted grains, dark fruits and smoked malts. The flavor is a big blast of smoke, with raisins, dates, licorice and earthy hops. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long with lingering smoke, dark fruits and a bit of acidity. Overall: Finally I get the Iceland tick, yahoo, and its a respectable smoked beer too--double bonus. Very nice quaff, it makes me wonder why more breweries don’t try making smoked stouts. The world would be a better place if they did.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a solid black with a coffee color head. Aroma is nice and smokey without being super BBQ. Taste is surprisingly thin. The smoke is their but to me, this is not an imperial stout by any stretch. Enjoyable but does not taste of 9.4% for sure.
piscator34 (2364) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of smoke, coffee, red wine, and a bit of lanolin. Starts off pale malt heavy in the mouth with more of that vineous quality and prune, before roasted malt elements of dark chocolate dark roast coffee take over, along with a good dose of herbal hops. Faint caramel notes and a substantial smoked malt character dominate the long finish. Fairly heavy bodied, and slightly boozy. The fruity esters seem to take away from the well balanced overall package, but overall this is a surprisingly good imperial stout.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice beer, the smoke really comes in the taste. Nice and black color. tastes better as you sip more of it.