thewolf (11492) - 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!
imdownthepub (11384) - 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.
Ratman197 (11240) - 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.
Lubiere (11155) - 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.
bierkoning (11111) - 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.
kp (10884) - 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
jtclockwork (10818) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose of heavily roasted malts and smoke. Taste of burnt coffee grinds, smoke and heavily roasted malts.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, 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.
madsberg (10711) - 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.
Drake (10507) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate and very light smoke and roast. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, coffee, tea and very faint tobacco-ish smoky notes. Medium bodied.