Dorkasaur666 (12) - - AUG 18, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Finally tried this and it was a treat for sure. Like a BBQ in your mouth. Dark black and oozing smoke. I’ve had other smoked beers but this stuff was great. "None smokier".
Bxstard (3) - Hafnarfjörđur, ICELAND - NOV 13, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brilliant smoked aroma, bit of smoked lamb, black liquorice taste is quite robust, and burned caramel.
Ideal for us raised on Egils Maltextract.
fitwitchik (406) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a darkest black brown with almost no head.
Aroma is smoked cocoa.
Flavor is beautifully smoked without that queer BANDAID flavor so many smoked brews create. Malty smooth. Balanced beautifully. My first brew from Iceland and quite impressed. So picking up another bottle!!!!
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fabulous beer! Poured at a good temperature with massive light brown head that settled after a bit and some lace. Color is (apparently) a clear, dark, almost, black ruby red. Aroma is malt, roast, smoke, vanilla. Flavor’s like nose, with a subdued but very good balance between sweet, bitter, and carbonic tang. Also cocoa; smoke is there but very complimentary. Body is soft, full, lush, round with carbonation just right. Finish is surprisingly of average length despite the bold style of beer, making this exceedingly drinkable; slight booziness.
thehodgie (13) - - SEP 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black, small tan head. Aroma is a heavy smoky, wood. Full bodied and malty, taste of chocolate, smoked meat on the finish. Not very bitter for an imperial stout, and the mouthfeel is fantastic. If you like them dark and smokey pick this up.
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely dark pour with a deep tan head. Slightly red in colour. Almost like a burgandy/black.
Strong scent that was evident immediately upon pouring and filled the room. Strong smokey scent with some flowery tones. A fruit I can’t place as well. Very pleasant smelling.
Thick smokey mouth. Boozy especially in the aftertaste. Low carbonation. Aftertaste lingers. Overall very pleasant spicy smokey beer that is just a touch too boozy.
One of the best I have had in a while and thus far the best this year.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating 1500 and a new country tick to boot. Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with dark brown minimal head. Aroma of smoke with coffee and chocolate. Taste is light sweetish. Mostly smoke with some tobacco, dark chocolate and coffee. Full bodied with a somewhat slick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long, warming and smokey finish. Overall, awesome. I could drink this everyday.
richiebeer (7) - Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was introduced to this very smokey stout on vacation. That was a little while ago, but its what turned me on to stout. A wonderful slow drink, with a delicious smokey, smooth taste. Wish I could buy it at home, so I could add more notes on it, but I do recall it being exceptionally good.
alex_alkis (415) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A huge aroma, with lots of smoke and ash. Smells like a real volcano, but with dark chocolate and black malt. The flavor is very strong. Lots of dark chocolate, smoke and licorice. Finally, a hearty, yet not intrusive alcohol warmth. I am very impressed by this beer.
JDBaker11058 (1518) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: viscous, inky black, with a creamy dark tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: definite smoke notes, but scads of chocolate, roasty coffee, light soy sauce, and vanilla. Taste: dark bittersweet chocolate, creamy cappuccino, roast coffee beans, vanilla, sea salt, black licorice, charred wood, and smoky peat. Finish: lingering bittersweet chocolate and smooth, smoky roasted malts. Notes: Wow, this was amazing. Smooth, rich, and delicious. The smokiness was clearly evident, but not overpowering, and there was a bit of umami saltiness that added a really intersting extra dimension. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club, laid down two years.