graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown into the glass with nice red highlights. There is a good tan head which gives some pretty nice lacing throughout. I smell a lot of chocolate with a spicy hop characteristic. I pick up on a very faint smoke, kind of the second hand smoke you’d get at a bbq. I pick up on the smoke much more in the flavor which provides a nice counter to the chocolaty sweetness of the malt. The light smokiness and chocolate/coffee flavors stay on the tongue well after the finish. Really nice brew.
ttoadee (1198) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark amber, 2 fingers khaki foam. Nose is dark smoked malt. Bittersweet. Middle is charred malt, coffee grounds, molasses, and woody hops. Finish is bittersweet and long, with one last whiff of smoke. Nice.
bergstaden (2202) - RÝros, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with off white head - Smoked malt aroma - Smoked malt bodythat has some bitterness to it - The smoked malts goes into the finish - This was good
vanvenlo (1679) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purvis Cellars bottle(8-Jun-16)Plum smoke light herbal aroma.Brown red,low head&suds lace.Choc berry herbal flavour.Herbal berry finish&astringent aftertaste.
Stampion (223) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black with little head. Tastes mildly sweet, light smoke wood. Nice. Oddly, very smokey burp afterwards.
SG111 (1080) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours black, nice tan head, pretty lacing. Aroma is smoke, but toned down compared to fresh based on what Iím hearing. Nice sweet chocolate, roasted malt. Wood, and a bit of leather too. Flavor is smokey, oak, decent bit of smoke. Itís non negligible. Itís nice. I think the age has brought out the chocolate. Hard to say for sure without a frame of reference. But very good.
TheMattBrewer (11) - - JUN 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour. Thin head, almost unnoticeable. Very little carbonation; thick. Burnt palate, bit of coffee on the lips, malt finish.
msbernac (1723) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at BGM 4
Aroma-caramel, coffee, smoke, sour
Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness,
Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
zgaier (1878) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a tan head and smokey, chocolate aroma. Taste is pretty and smokey with roasted malt, chocolate, and some dark fruit notes into the finish
jjgmd (1945) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z over ribs, pours pitch black with a Java head. Nose is malt, black coffee and smoke ! Taste is smokey, with heavy malt, chocolate and espresso ! Finishes on the same heavy malty chocolate notes with a moderately long smoky ending . Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
vtafro (6237) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft and bottles over the years... canít believe this rating isnít in. Dark pour with some light head. Roasted, chocolate, smoke malt aromas. Flavors are dark, sweet, roasted and smoke tones.