cgarvieuk (14061) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 Bottle at home ... From Beer of Europe ... deep brown red .. thin tan head ... milky roast malt ... very soft ... creamy light smokey malts ... little chocolate .. little toffee ... just a touch too much sweet milk sugers that take the edge off this one .?. bottle muu ... little over fizzy ... dark brown... thin light tan head ... light roast liitle chocolate malt nose ... nice soft roast 3.6
saxo (13802) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, hops and notes of smoke. Nice and smooth.
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at NB - Porter/stout ølsymposium. Black - big brown fluffy head. Light smoked, licorice, roasted, light metalliic, bread. Very mild. Would go nicely to a piece ofryebread with smoked-sausage.
harrisoni (13266) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Very deep ruby. Lasting beige head. Rather a good choccy porter, peppery hop finish, not huge smoke. Some ashtray. Sweetish toffee and choc. Pretty good.
yngwie (13194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Bottle, 22oz. Pours a very dark brown, with a rather small beige to tan head. Chocolate, a little smoked note, cocoa and coffee in the aroma. The flavor has chocolate, roasted malt, some smoke, and a nice, hoppy bitterness. Full body. Long, roasted finish with chocolate, nice fruityness and a pleasant bitterness. A nice smoked porter, could wish for more smoked though. 6-4-7-4-14-3.5. 071228
Bottle, 22oz, at Cardinal. A clear, dark brown beer with a beige head. Roasted nose with chocolate and some smoke. Would have liked more smoke though. There’s only notes of smoke in the flavor too, chocolate and coffee, roasted malts that is, dominating, and a fine bitterness showing up in the back. The bitterness finishes off the beer in a nice way too. Full-bodied. A fine beer that probably would benefit from more smoke, but that’s just me maybe. 090728
TBone (12458) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost opaque black, not much head. Smoked malty nose. Malty, roasted flavor, American hops. Long roasted aftertaste.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2000
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolatey, dry, with good complexity and balance, but only a touch of smoke.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a thick tan head. I typically do not care much for smoked beers, but this one had great character and flavor.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn this is a good beer! Coffee and chocolate aroma is very appealing. The taste is a combination of both those flavors, together with a hint of smokiness and medium bitterness. The result is something sublime. Relatively small head atop a black body. Incidentally, I would classify this beer as a robust porter, as the smokiness is not a major player in the flavor.
thewolf (11129) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [thank you sk8viking].
Pours blackish with a clear red-ness around the edges. A small creamy dark beige head settles nicely on top, before quickly becoming a thin film. Aroma is quite sweet, with a clear smoky edge. There are roasted caramel, a little coffee, some distant cherries as well. Quite high carbonation, making the beer relatively fresh. Flavour is great! There is some mild roasted tones, a good deal of chocolate, and only after a little while, the smokyness hits me - slow-burning. A nice well-rounded bitterness rounds it up nicely. A really great brew!