kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: September 02, 2000
Source: Norm’s, DC
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, thin tan head
Aroma: light smoked malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, just a hint of smoky peat, smooth body character, slight bitter finish
Date: April 06, 2005
Score: iii to ii
rich roasted flavor with lots of bitterness, great chocolate character, light bitter finish, just a hint of smoke on the exhale
Date: December 29, 2008
Source: highlands grill
Score: 2.7 to 3.1
Appearance: black with ruby edges, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: chocolate aroma with a nice earthyness and just a hint of smokyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate malt flavor, light roasted, touch of earthy peat belnded with earthy hops, bitter dark chocolate shows up as it warms
Date: October 07, 2010
Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness, hint of smoke
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, nice earthyness along with a light smokeyness
Date: February 26, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
drier and smokier, dry earthy chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a red hue, lasting off-white head. Licorice dominates the aroma, also some caramel and alcohol. Dry and roast flavour, some wood notes, sweet and roast finish.
thewolf (10701) - 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!
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, coffe and smoke notes. Flavour likewise with a peat finish.
bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, maybe some alcohol (or not). Quite an aroma. Opaque brown/black color with a tan head that was vigorous, but wasted away leaving delicate lace. Medium mouthfeel that thickens as the mild carbonation departs. Scotch smoke start, some dark roasted malt, a touch of sour, some floral hop? A smidgeon of baking chocolate. It’s smooth, but the smoke adds a rough touch to the palate. The finish is not quite dry, but not like a sweet stout either. In the end the mouth puckers a bit, and it is still not absolutely dry. The flavors go on and on. I vote for some bitter in the end. Amazing stuff.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Churchkey. Very dark maroon, small beige head. Aroma of toffee, oak, smoke. Flavor has butterscotch and caramel that changes to roasted coffee, bitter smoke finish. Interesting.
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured black with average brown head. Aroma was roasted malt, licorice and small smoke. Full body with creamy texture and long finish with small bitter finish. Medium flavor.
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a huge, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, sweet coffee and a light touch of smoke. The flavour has notes of sweet licorice, roasted malt, slightly bitter coffee, caramel and a light touch of smoke. The finish has a light touch of citrus, mostly grapefruit. 2566
Koelschtrinker (9872) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dezent rauchiger Antrunk, der, wie das Röstaroma, zum Mittelteil noch einmal deutlich steigt. Die Rauchigkeit geht dann in den Röstnoten im Verbund mit der Süße unter. Hier auch etwas hopfig, deutlicher als die Rauchigkeit. Nett aber bitte mehr Rauchigkeit. 13/10/10/10//10
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Very dark brown, almost black with a finger and a half of off-white head.
S: Smokey, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of sweetness.
T: First sip is sweet, primarily caramel. As it warms up a bit, the slight smokiness comes out, as do the traditional porter flavors such as coffee and chocolate. A nice roasted malt taste is prevalent.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.
D: I’m generally not that big of a fan of smoked beers, but this one is light enough on the smoke, and it seems to add a bit of sweetness.