Abijen (2098) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Donler bruin rood achtig bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt spek, gerookt, koffie, mout. Smaakt geroosterd, klein beetje spicy, gerookt, mout. Heerlijk.
Fisler (257) - Bamberg, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In der Nase leichter Schinken, Rauch eben, aber sehr fein. Im Trunk schön rund, das Rauchmalz nur im Hintergrund, das Stout kommt da immernoch durch. Hat trotzdem eine gewisse Süße. Im Abgang spät bitter. Sehr rund, hohe Drinkability. Keine Schinkenbombe.
Mr_Pink_152 (2145) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Real Ales Store, Newark. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is big on smoke, but it is there, taste roasted malts.
japi (141) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, froathy, off-white head. Modarate intensive aroma with notes of smoke, coffee, alcohol. Light body, bitter taste. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee.
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle "good by September 2015" from Food Show. Pours a deep black with some light ruby highlights with a tiny tan head. Aromas of plum, roasted malt and light smoke. Taste is more of the same. Lots of roasted malt with just the faintest most inoffensive smoked flavor. I don’t think I’d call this a smoked beer. Some sourness and bread on the finish. Standard oatmeal stout to me.
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask, poured into a half pint glass. The aroma hints mildly at coffee with oats coming through strong in a secondary wave. There’s also a smoky character to the nose with some chocolate and cream. It pours a deep, near opaque brown topped by a dense tan head that has good retention and excellent lace. The taste is a medium sweet up front with a medium bitter strengthening by the end. The creamy but light texture has a bit of a prickly carbonation. The medium body is smoky and roasted with chocolate and oatmeal flavors and a finish of bitter chocolate withroasted oats. The aftertaste is that of bread crust and dark chocolate with a sticky texture and a light cloying quality.
markextrae (2355) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at van moll. poured a black colour with a tanned head. nose has smoked malts, charred ash, chocolate, dark fruits, and dark malts, bitter aftertaste. subtle smoke notes
AWS9 (575) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Bubbly toffee head, very dark brown pour. Lots of nuts, some BBQ (the ’smoke’-ness), brown sugar, with a touch of mild coffee in the finish. Lots going on, and nothing breaks it, but I’m not sure if the flavours overlap all that well. Pretty good anyway.
goozen (3492) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33 ltr: Opaque black colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Bamberg meets Wales indeed, in the craft scene.
Towey1989 (804) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A deep brown to black colour with a thick, creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, milk chocolate, some hazelnut, slight coffee, subtle dark cherry and burnt toast.
Taste of roasted malts, smoke, some charcoal, slight coffee, a little chocolate, subtle dark cherry and a hint of plum. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted, smoky bitterness in the finish. A quite complex stout, smoky and fruity. Only downside is it’s a little light for a 5%er.