CaveSpider (26) - - OCT 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells amazing. Strongly of chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Pours jet black with dark ta head that almost completely disappears. Tastes like smoky oak with chocolate cake. Absolutely wonderful. I have to stop rating this and just drink it. You haven’t lived until you’ve had this beer. Wow!!
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours black with minimal tan head. Smells smoky, wood, sweet, bourbon. Smells heavenly. Tastes rich and smooth, smoky, Heavy, lighter on the carbonation. Long finish. This is an absolutely amazing beer!
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber. Super dark brown pour with a smaller head. Lots of smoked meat and wood in this. Some vanilla. Delicious!
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at home - 2011 vintage - thanks to ForgetFu for this nice surprise. Pours deep brown to black with a small soapy beige head. Aromas of roasted malts, cherry oak, fine whisky and even some cognac, liquorice, tar, leather. Medium body with loads of sweetness and a bit of alcohol in the finish, low on carbonation. Taste is candi Sugar, peaty saltiness and a bit of plums. Nice beer!
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some strong smoke notes as well as some oak and roasted malt. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of ashy smoke character as well as some dark fruit, heavy rye and oak. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice smoked beer.
Haslinger (863) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. smells like a nice warm fire on a crisp fall night. Tastes like chocolate flavored whiskey. The smoke is well balanced and doesn’t linger too much after the sip unlike many smoked beers. Could not taste any alcohol, very well hidden 13% that will sneak up on you. Perfect fall beer
Delicious would buy again!
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Durch fasslagerung wundervolles aroma. Etwas schokoladig, süss. Kaum bitter.
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Atheist_Peace (927) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with minimal head. Dominant smokiness but it’s tempered well by the wood and spice notes. A little warm on the palate but still pleasurable.
hopwine (243) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Sharp smokiness tempered by sweet chocolate notes. Rye spice cuts through intermittently. amazing stuff.
tmrmwel (854) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Proletariat New York. Pours pitch black with a big creamy mocha head. Aroma is burned malts and tobacco, as well as leather vanilla and muscovado. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Tremendous sweet and complex flavour with oak, leather and tobacco, as well as vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits and prunes. Long sweet finish with tobacco, vanilla and oak. A really nice and complex brew.