dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a tad thinner than one might expect for a 13% ABV barrel aged beer. There’s no discernible head on top of this black beer with very dark brown highlights. The aroma is like a peaty scotch whiskey... smokey, savory, and mildly spicy. On the palate, this develops really well. Starts out dominated by a smokey bacon flavor but as you drink more of it, your palate moves past the smoke and you pick up on a very nice, sweet barrel aged porter. There are the typical vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, etc flavors but they’re balanced out by the tang of the savory smokiness. This exceeded my expectations wildly.
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smokey, Sweet Bourbon
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Bourbon, Smoked Malts
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Zeebra#2. The aroma has peated smoke tones, coffee, roast. Black coloured beer with an off-white, thin head. The taste is moderate bitter, has sweetness, raisin, peat. The finish a bit thin.
andrewje41 (386) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft pour at Bambinos. Pours near black with a boozy, caramel, almost off putting aroma, but with the high abv, it grows on you. That being said, unbelievably smooth flavor. Love this beer, and very unique too. Dark fruit and slight cherry flavor with a nice wood chip smokey background. Really nice, smokey strong beer without the boozy flavor. Such a good beer here. Very impressed.
fitwitchik (292) - USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 13% bottle into a snifter black with a beige head.
Aroma is straight up rye whiskey booze. Slight smoke.
Flavor is sweet molasses. Faint smoke is not distracting from the slam of rye whiskey. Vanilla there. Spice is minimal. Burn to the throat finish.
Soy sauce thick on the palate.
Laying down 3 bottles for future reference. This is a "holy shit" brew!
hallinghansen (1941) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ AaB vs Apoel CL tasting. Blackbody with a medium light brown head. Smoke, wood/oak, rye, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, smooth, barrel, alcohol notes. Beautiful lacigs. This is great, no this is beerporn!!!!
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Champions League Kvalifikation, Aab - Apoel. Pours black with a bubbly head. Roast, charcoal, vague smoke, wood, coconut, chocolate and soy. Smooth, sticky and soft with a note of warming alcoholl. Bangin’!
Habanero (2570) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing, beige head. Aroma of smoke, wood, vanilla, whiskey and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with biitter notes and alcohol. Medium bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Smoked.
stevencon (435) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taylor’s birthday! Black pour tan head dissipates quickly. Sweet soy smoke coffee wood. Tastes smooth wood vanilla chocolate wood. A lot easier to drink than expected.
kaser (2625) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes like a huge burning leaf campfire just got blown into my mouth. With cocoa and marshmallow chipotle breath. Massive beer. Makes you shake your head. Smokey biscuits. Wow. Good I think. Had this on draft at Jerry's in Andersonville, part of a flight.
Plovmand (6355) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet smoked dark roasted with sweet wood notes. Light berry (cherry) notes in the flavor. Strong sweet roasted notes. Some chocolate and quite a load of whiskey notes. Creamy and slick palate. Wow I love this! Complete as hell. I’m glad I have 750 ml of this.