holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Hopleaf in a snifter. Pours a jet black with a creamy beige head. Lots of meaty wood smoke comes off the nose. Black patent roast comes through as well with some undertones of red fruit. Real roasty and smokey flavors with vanilla, figs, raisins, and a strong wooden bitterness at the end. Really tasty. Balanced well.
Cybercat (3279) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich sable with a thick, though effervescent, dark tan head. Aroma has a strong woody whisky overtone, plus notes of roast malt and molasses and a hint of horehound. Smoky wood dominates the flavor, backed up by malty, rye, molasses and miso tones. Viscous, oily texture has a strong fizz and leaves a smoky, woody, earthy finish. I’m confident that you "wood" love this one!
merc7186 (2052) - 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 (393) - 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 (297) - 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 (2034) - 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 (13902) - 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 (2580) - 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 (438) - 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 (2637) - 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.