mariuspoenari (425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark ruby pour with a very tall and lively head. Smells smoky and a bit peated. Tastes bitter and smoky, with notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, bitter cherries and a bit of sourness. Very high carbonation with a fizzy mouthfeel.
deanso (7438) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin creamy off white head. Clear black pour. Subtle smokiness and spiciness. Easy drinking.
fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, bb Feb 2016
Black color with too much frothy beige head. Mild aroma of smoke, but it’s also a bit metallic. Very dry, moderately sour, roasty, and not much smoke. Excessively carbonated.
Still drinkable, but probably victim of a light infection, and refermented in the bottle.
Towey1989 (1176) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A deep ruby brown to black colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of smoked sausage, wood, slight coffee, a little caramel and subtle spicy hops. Taste of smoked wood, some coffee, slight chocolate, a little caramel, a subtle chilli burn (probably the chipotle) and late caramel. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A smokey finish with a soft chilli spiciness in the aftertaste. I think the smell really gives this beer a German Raushbier character then it hits you with the chilli. Very different to a normal porter. Really well conditioned, great.
daniele (7210) - ITALY - NOV 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap non molta schiuma scura filo affumicato coroo medio non molto luppolata medie tostature
Svesse (7502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam, 29 Aug 2015) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with smoke, dark bread and coffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, smoke, dark chocolate and a dry finish with a balanced roasty bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Tasty and well made with a balanced smokiness. Nice one.
Beerhunter111 (13059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From trade with Douberd, many thanks! 33cl bottle. Pours dark red brown colour with a huge beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee. Taste is intense roasty, chocolate, molasses, some smoked malt, chili, high carbonation.
mrol (209) - - OCT 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark black with small head. Nose is smokey. Taste is malts, oil, licorice, chocolate. Too sweet.
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: bacon, savoury, coffee, toasted and smoked malts. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: spicy, jalapeño, savoury again, chorizo, toasted malts. Overall: very nice Smoked, nice spicy palate. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.
allmyvinyl (7770) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the the Hanging Bat. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of butterscotch, (diacetyl perhaps?), capsicum, green vegetables. Taste is light smoky, faint heat, more veg. Not great.