rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Black with a small head. Cocoa and licorice aroma with salty notes. Salty cocoa flavor. Too thin and I agree with pilsnerrogge: Where is the smoke?
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.
imdownthepub (10226) - 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.
bierkoning (10206) - 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.
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Clear. Has a light brown head. Light smoked, maltish and chocolatish aroma. Is malty, light spiced and light roasted in the flavour. Not much smoke to be noticed. Is thin bodied but yet smooth. Dies quickly on the palate. Has to draw a few points, because the smoke character imo is too vague.
Maria (10149) - 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
Lubiere (9998) - 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.
Ratman197 (9806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a small, diminishing amber head. Aromas of dark chocolate, molasses, and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied, smooth and dry. Flavor was smokey, bitter chocolate,and roasty with a smooth, lingeringsmokey finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Bottle... The aroma is great. It’s moderately malty, with a fairly strong burnt smell and hints of moasses and strong coffee. Smoke, alcohol and just a hint of charcoal comes through in the nose as well. The color of the beer is dark brown to black and the light brown, creamy head is average in size and mostly lasting. The lacing is good. Initially, in flavor, the beer is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. On the back side, it’s lightly acidic and moderately bitter. The finish really lasts and has just a whisper of salt and a nice hint of smoke. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Lively carbonation and leaves a light smack of alcohol on your tongue Stone just brews really good beers.