Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite black. Chocolatey aroma , hoppy and roasty. Very hoppy palate, with lots of roast and coffee notes. Two-dimensional but I do like the flavours.
bhensonb (13611) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Josh. Not a member, I think. But I’m working on that. BC in 2009. It is at least 3 months old. Pours very black with a huge foamy tan head. Very strong aromas of toasted malt, anise, chocolate, coffee? Full bodied with smooth carbonation. There’s a strong brown candy/treacle component. Plus dark malt, lots of chocolate, possibly coffee. There’s some nice hop bitter, arguably citrus. This is very flavorful. Arguably well balanced. Yummy.
jtclockwork (13267) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth for the alcohol content. Dark black pour. Nice head. Nose and taste of roasted coffee, chocolate and dried fruit. Rated 6/3/04
Tmoney99 (13068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at local BA gathering.
Poured dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt, chocolate and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
Another standout brew.
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body topped by big brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, rich chocolate, some roasty coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, some grapefruit, roasted/burnt coffee, light vinous. Medium-full body. Remarkably big beer for such a mild ABV.
Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared by aplusbreaks poured a translucent dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, carmel, vanilla and light oak with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz. bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a dark brown with highlights of mahogany and a descent sized long-lasting creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate ecstasy, citrus, and roasted malt. Flavor of rich dark chocolate malt nicely balanced with hops.
Christian (12553) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, with strong citrus hop notes. Sweet and roasted flavour with warming alcohol, and a hoppy and bitter finish.
mcberko (12416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is extremely roasted, espresso beans, a little wood and a big hop character. Flavour is hugely roasted, a little espresso, and an extremely big hop character - a little woody character. Extremely full-bodied and rich - perfectly balanced. Wonderful impy stout.
Lubiere (12374) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin moka head. Pleasant chocolate aroma, with vinous notes, alcohol, prunes, very noice and complex. In mouth, a good coffee moka with bitter chocolate, prunes, alcohol in finale, very warming. This can be described as chewy. A quality beer from Smuttynose!