madsberg (9310) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of smoke, bacon, sweetness, roast and light coffee. Flavour is full of bacon and smoke. Chocolate, sweetness, brown sugar and caramel comes to mind as well. Meidum to full bodied. Smoky roasty end.
gunnfryd (9298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is licorice, hop, malt, smoked. Flavour is licorice, hop, malt, smoked, alcohol, chocolate, vanilla. Full bodied nice beer.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nearly black in color with a tall tan head. It’s certainly smokey. There is quite a bit of roasted malt and a touch of salted nuts. Pretty simple and straightforward aroma. A light sweetness on the palate; some toffee and a bit of chocolate to go with lots of roasted malt and smoke. There is a slight alcohol flavor in the background.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thick collapsing brown head. In aroma, a smooth silky chocolate, with light soy sauce, vanilla, molasses, dark fruits, very nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet maple malt with smooth smokey notes, molasses, nice and smooth, if a bit thin, warming alcohol. Tasted Oct. 21 2011 with GRM. Merci Sylvain.
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and moderate smoked wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 210412
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Florian Ruch - pitch black coloured and with an evanescent dark beige foam; a fair aroma of smoked salami with notes of pralines and black chocolate; full-bodied and oily palate, the robust sweetness is balanced by a solid bitterness; a fair carbonation; very long chocolatey and smokey aftertaste of ashes and tar - simply delicious
Leighton (8594) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Bottle shared at Partizan - many thanks to Paul! Pours oily brown with a rich, creamy tan head. Burnt meat in the nose, good roast, mild cocoa, dark sugars. Medium sweet flavor, balanced smoked malts, meat, dark fruits, raisins, burnt bread, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mild bitter earth finish, dark chocolate, faint tangy raisins, some torched wood, mellow smoke. Delicious beer. (4.3)
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours oily black with a fine, beige cream head. Lightly smoked dark malts in the nose, some charred meat. Medium to big sweet flavor with mellow smoke, ham, faint dry cocoa, hints of alcohol. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Nice smoked meat to finish, with a bit of burnt earth bitterness, hints of tangy dark fruits. Great balance overall but still rich. (3.9)
Ratman197 (8470) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of smoke, charcoal, bakers cocoa, roastiness and light licorice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, roastiness, bakers cocoia and light licorice with a smooth lingering smokey finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Maniac. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is smoke, roast and coffee malt, earthy and woody hops, prunes, figs, and dates. Flavor is malt dominant, smoke, dark fruity esters, light alcohol and a dry finish. Full body, high warmth, and medium carbonation.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bishops Arms, V:a Hamngatan, Göteborg. Black beer with a brownish head. Coffee and licorice aroma, tar, sweetish, roasted. Smoky burnt sweetish flavor, strong, bitter notes, tar and licorice.