ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tap n Handle. Pours black with a light brown head that lingers and laces the glass with rings. Smells smoky, spicy, malty, like whiskey and like wood/campfire. Medium plus body with an oily texture. A smoked and spiced flavor that hides the alcohol well. Toasty and caramel malts with a touch of vanilla balance it out, pretty smooth overall. Of the very few smoked beers I’ve tried, this one is my favorite.
Hoprider (108) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour with a dense brown head. Good lacing. The aroma is much more barrel forward than expected and seriously rich. Not a lot of smoke but that is fine by me. This really reminded me much more of a BCBS than a smoked porter. Rich mouthfeel and intense chocoate and barrel flavor. Lasting aftertaste. Very good!
sudomorph (772) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle. Pours nearly black with nothing of a head. Aroma has huge notes of dark chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, dark fruits, hints of smoke, caramel, wood, and spirit barrel. Taste is sweet but balanced. Dark chocolate covered cherries, milk chocolate, dark fruits, barrel notes, slight smoke and booze, caramel, dark sugar, and a smooth, mildly smoky ending. Very nice. Full body with a low carbonation. Syrupy texture but not cloying with a dry finish. Overall a huge beer. Big, syrupy notes of dark chocolate covered cherries, rye barrel, and all sorts of goodness.
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beer Junction during Barrel Junction days. I’m not positive, but I believe this is the correct barrel. Nice dense black beer. Smoky, creamy and dense body. Solid big beer, love this.
mtdewa1 (416) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick oily black pour. Medium khaki head. Aroma is bourbon in your face. Hints of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is a bit bourbon forward, not masked well. Taste on back end is chocolate milk, oak, vanilla and burnt coffee. Very complex. Could use some smoothing out. Leaning towards top tier beers and should be on must try list. Would like to revisit after aging a year.
Simonsen (755) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske medbrakt av esp0r. Svart farge, noe skum.lavt karbonert. Smaker kaffe, røyk, bourbon. En simmsykt god øl
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Pours black with a small head, aroma of chocolate, smoked malt, vanilla, caramel, coffee and saltiness, flavor of caramel, chocolate, smoke, wood, wine acidity, fruits, dried fruits, medium to full bodied. Great
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown 2014 bottle poured into a glass. Coal black with small beige head. Aroma is nice rye-whiskey, thick body, creamy texture, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is bold rye-whiskey, roasted malt, chocolate, some smoke, some booze., and some peat. Lots of big complex flavor in this one, alcohol not completely covered, alcohol more prevalent with increasing temperature, similar to others from The Bruery.
Cuso (5329) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle from my Summer Secret Santa 2013. Very dark brown color with beige head. Very strong peated malt aroma with coffee, dark chocolate. Taste, roasted malt, peat, ash, coffee, whiskey. Very tasty beer.
MisoW (2013) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is sweet, lot of milk chocolate, coffee, cocoa, raisins, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, plums, vanilla, raisins, roasted and peated finish. Very nice.
Gurthnar (2374) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma strong peaty whiskeyish roasted. Really rich. Pitch black colour. Taste is rich smoked roasted peated. Oh, lovely.