sseb69 (1474) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 500 ml. 9.4%. Couleur noire opaque, mousse brune. Arôme de chocolat, café noir et fumée du grill. En bouche, sirupeuse, douce, équilibre incroyable entre le malt grillé, café, alcool, fumée et notes de choco. Finale avec une légčre amertume, pain grillé, café..un peu de bois vanillé. Excellent équilibre.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour with a brown head. Aroma is smoked malt and a little sweetness. Taste is a nice balance of smoke, roasted malt and a semi-sweet chocolate . What I like the most is that while in the aroma, the initial dominaance is the smoke, but as you drink, the other flavors are distinguishable and meld together wonderfully. Creamy mouthfeel. A very tasty beer. Nice lacing. I really enjoyed the aftertaste.
fluffy (1466) - 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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Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Aroma of smokey, roasted coffee and molten dark chocolate. Solidly black, disturbingly still. Interesting mix of dry smoke and sweetness. Bitterness is average for an imperial stout, which is to say quite bitter. Smooth creamy body, belies the overall heaviness of this beer. You will start thinking it isn’t one and done, by the finish not so much. A wonderful example of an unusual style. Would like to say something inspirational about Iceland, but I got nothing.
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine stout, with both chocolate and roasted malt. However, smoke is minimal in both aroma and taste. Almost back color, and solid body. Average head.
haddon90 (1429) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Iron Horse in DC. Deep black pour with a nice, tan head. Solid chocolate aroma with roasted malt and a hint of caramel. Amazing, complex flavor with some coffee and dark chocolate. Pricey, but darn good.
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL; enjoyed as the last beer of my single life before I get married in the morning. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma is slightly sweet, definite chocolate presence, maybe a bit of licorice, not really getting much of smoke. Taste is pretty good, sweet and relatively thick, still not getting much smoke. Chocolate notes dominate, not too milky. Its good but there are definitely better impys out there. So long single life!
BOSSbrewer (1420) - 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.
SlackerMads (1419) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small diminishing light brown head. Meaty smoke in the nose. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, charcoal, late smoke notes, brown sugar, light warming finish. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Pretty heavy, but also quite nice and the smoke works well.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap. Bishops Arms Järntorget, Porterveckan. Black colour with a pale brown head. Roastiness, smoke , tar, sweetness, chocolate, light alcohol notes.