imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Dean Swift, Tower Bridge, London. Dark chestnut with white head. Quite sharp initially and surprisingly, this developed quite a bitter, malty flavour. There is a hint of smoke, just a tad, there is also liquorice and nuts. A good rounded beer, liked it.
argo0 (13318) - 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.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light black with thick off white head. Light hops and smoked peat aroma. Sweet malt chocolate and smoked nuts with crisp mouthfeel. Rather complex body. Summer 2004.
Christian (12955) - 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.
Ferris (12904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Bitter chocolate, peat, berries and alcohol. Jet black with a huge foamy off white head. Chocolate, slight bitterness and of course the smoke with the berries in there as well. There is a backend sweetness that is subtle and balanced. I love smoked beers and this one although milder with the peat is pretty amazing.
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours jet black, with a thin beige head. The nose is roasted malt, smoke, liquorice and salted caramel. The taste is roasted malt, smoke, dark chocolate, dark cherry, salted liquorice and caramel, meat and treacle, with a dry-roasty finish and some lingering smoke. Medium body and fine carbonation. Tasty and very easy to drink.
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color, almost black. Beechwood, cream and a bit of soap in the aroma. Medium bodied. Creamy, soapy flavor with beechwood, cheese and lychee. Long smoky aftertaste.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap -pours a rich tan head and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, peat, some dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark malt-chocolate, peat/smoky, some dark fruit, earthy hops. Nicely done, not my style. Occasional.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22-oz bottle. Pours black with brown hints and a medium frothy tan head; lined lacing. Smoked dark roasted malt aroma, some chocolate notes, but not much going on here. Heavy bitter start with smoked dark roasted malt and chocolate with an acidic light finish. Full bodied and dark fizzy palate.