Scipio (490) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very deep brown, almost black, with dark tan head, Aroma contains strong woody, smoky impressions with some dark fruity notes. Although the smokiness is potent in the taste as well, there is a good deal of chocolate flavors to balance it nicely. Very roasted in the taste, with a smoke aftertaste. Somewhat bitter as well. Medium bodied with a chewy texture and a good amount of carbonation. The high alcohol content hides itself well and isn’t really noticed. This one isn’t as extreme as some in this style. But it still contains enough smokiness for those that like that to be happy.
Beer Snob (484) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first Icelandic beer.
Okay, big deal...
Very creamy and dark brown with a head that looked like a chocolate shake. Some smokiness in the aroma, but a lot of malt as well. A coffee taste with a bit too much residual sweetness and just a touch of bitterness. Then, right at the end of its lengthy aftertaste, I caught a touch of smokiness. Powerful stuff.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Black with brown head. Roasted, smoked and tar. Sweet and strong. Nice port but on the alcoholic side.
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured black, small tan head. strong smokey aroma. nose was smokey with a roasted malt finish.
swanmann (469) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanx to my friend Mr. Yates for the bottle, we poured a viscous dark chocolate brown brew with velvety tan head with red tones. Aroma is sort of bacony, with milk chocolate and caramel. It’s incredibly smooth with some milk chocolate sweetness and mild roasty bitterness. GREAT brew, alcohol is well hidden and the flavors absolutely meld, however nothing is too pronounced.
rob6239 (465) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with almost orange-brown head. Smoky aroma is strong after the pour but seems to dissipate shortly afterward. Taste has slight bitter and strong sweetness. Strong presence of chocolate throughout the tasting.
yiannnos (458) - , CYPRUS - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour. Slight smoky aroma. Slightly smoky, chocolate, and roasted malt flavour.
odinstyr (457) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a minimal tan head. Smells of woodsmoke, chocolate, nuts, syrupy glaze. Taste is smoky, sweet, and bitter - chocolate, bacon, moderate hops. An excellent combination of smoked and stout styles.
tricyclist (444) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample pour into snifter. Deep dark pour with a full finger tan head. Aroma is sweet hickory, rich and roasted malts. BBQ! Sweet rich wood. Flavor follows, sweet smokiness, smooth malt, little to no sweetness from malt, heavy and full flavored. Definitely enjoyable.
terrybail (436) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from the lcbo
Pours dark black good frothy head
Aroma of burnt malt
Fruity chocolate malty taste