MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This Smoked Imperial Stout generates grapes, peppery spiciness, banana purée and peat for a most elegant sipper licked by alcohol warmth.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the darkness.
-Roastiness is light compared to the style average.
-The mouthfeel is cushy and not too heavy. This is a well leveled dessert.
-Sweetness is important, but not overdone in any way.
-Smoke appears as wooden and spicy in the nose, but then peaty in the finish.
djd07 (5180) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke, pepper, and roast. Thin mouth, smoke bomb, roast, chocolate, lingering smoke, decent.
johndoughty (4170) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Icelands top rated beer and after a few mouthfuls I couls see why. Strong chocolate and coffee flavours merge to together.This beer is saying please notice me. I did and it was nice.
Hideipa (20) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belle en apparence, elle laisse un petit col brunâtre d’oů s’échappe un arôme torréfié et surtout fumé. En bouche, on ressent d’abord le côté sucré et liquoreux, auxquelles fait suite la torréfaction et faiblement, le fumé. Malheureusement, le sucre surpasse les autres saveurs. Moyennenement carbonaté, la finale est heureusement fumée, mais sans plus. Bref, le côté liquoreux diminu l’effet fumé de cette bičre.
gunnar (6132) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Micro Bar, Reykjavik. Pours almost pitch black with a tiny beige head. Inviting aroma of liquorice, ash,roast, smoke and chocolate. Smooth creamy and low viscosity mouthfeel. Taste is light smoked, heavy liquorice, wwonderful lingering aftertaste, good beer.
Slaktmasken (65) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pĺ flaska hos Flying barrel. Doftar rostad malt, rök och en del svavel. Även smaken har en del svaveltoner vilket inte tilltalade mig sĺ mycket.
jackafholmes (563) - - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a bistro near a waterfall in Iceland somewhere. Pours black with a red tint and a nice tan head like espresso. Aroma is strong coffee and liquorice, lots of smoke and some dark chocolate. Taste is slightly sour and quite bitter. Body is oily with medium carbonation. Bought it by accident and glad I did!
fdomig (509) - München, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle in Reykjavík. Aroma is coffee, bacon. Appearance is black with a brown-ish, coffee like head. Taste is sweet and light sour. Amazing mouth feel. Espresso and soft carbonation combined to an impressive beer. Well done.
CRock (94) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on tap while in Iceland and liked it so much I decided to bring a few bottles back. It didn’t seem as smokey from the bottle which was a downside, but still solid.
nathan30533 (843) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is just truly not my style. Smokey brew. Too much smokey and if it were mine I would probable age and as it to settle.
blackflag321 (554) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber, snifters. Nice smoke character and doesn’t not dominate the flavor. Smooth and creamy under the smoke. High ABV doesn’t show.