bhaag (14) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, savoury aromas and flavours, with a bit of stewed fruits poking through. Well balanced smoked malt use it never becomes overbearing.
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26th May 2015: on a four beer flight at the Stone Oceanside outlet. Dark and foreboding brew, burnt coffee esters fill the nose with a smoky trace or two. Taste similar, coffee and smoky. Slightly bitter finish. Decent.
badhack (411) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, darker than usual for a porter. Aroma is weak and flavor is like a porter with thin mouthfeel, maybe even dry, and a very strong smoky flavor. This should be had with BBQ. Some chocolate I didn’t care for but also cola and a bit of hops to balance but not very bitter. Very malty and a bit of caramel.
MarcoDL (2891) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. Black brown pour, small head. Aroma of roasted malt, cacao and a little caramel. Taste has mild smoke, soft roast, cacao, coffee and caramel malt. No peat actually.
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a big creamy tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt & chocolate. Taste is similar. Bitter finish.
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Black pour with off white head. Slight smoke, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Roasty and creamy, nice.
Bahumat (135) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overhopped, bitter, somewhat rancid. I’m wondering if I got a bad bottle, because I cannot fathom how this beer is enjoying such a high overall rating on Ratebeer.
Yuck. Almost a pour-out. Tastes like someone dropped a cigarette butt in a bottle of Big Rock Traditional Ale.
basaywhat (80) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark pour with a light beige head. Smoky aroma with coffee and chocolate. Roasted bitter hoppy taste with coffee finish.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 4/4/15. Bottle courtesy of Espo. This had a pretty mild smoked element to it & was pretty well balanced with the chocolate & Mike bitterness. Pretty nice overall.
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furthur (426) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, finally getting a chance at this. We get most of the flavored varieties here, but never the plain?! Anyway, deep brown beer, decent almond colored head, good lacing. Aroma dried plum, coffe, smoke, toasted barley. Taste is toasted barley, faint fruit, coffee. Palate a bit light, carbonation a bit sharp, for style. I like the hops at the finish, this is almost dry.