nihtila (1157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
27.11.2014. Aroma of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Taste has dark malts, slight smoke, cacao. Quite thin.
CuDuhb (4) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottiglia. Colore scuro, pochissima schiuma. Intense note amare, di caffč e quasi di liquirizia; avvertibile l’avena, buon corpo.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is light smoky chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate roast, light bitterness.
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from De Coninck, Vichte. Dark brown, black colour, minimal beige foam. Roasty and coffee, bitter. Easy drinkable. Well balanced. Nice smoky finish. Good.
waiake (301) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle in Singapore aroma is mild yet full of smoky roasty malt the taste is quite carbonated smoky light chocolate coffee malty bitter dry works really well
graham_murphy (375) - - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like it a lot. Haven;t had much smoked stout before but it’s not too dissimilar to the smokiness sometimes in a porter or black IPA. It’s light in the mouth, very little sweetness in the malt but has a decent citrus aroma of hops with burnt bitterness.
witthatsbier (342) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ blackfriars
pours a dark brown with beige head
aroma is sweet malt with a small bit of chocolate
taste is mid bitter with bit of smoke very thin for abv
ok but thats it
daniele (6056) - ITALY - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle scura schiuma media discreta persistenza tostata torrefatto lieve affumicato discreto amaro
Hanoi (532) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is is sweet smoke, perfumy-pama violety-flowers, a slight vinous note which is making me nervous. Taste is roasted malts, smoke, very dry hazelnut and oak notes, dry chocolate, ash, raisin, iron (the celery note picked up by another reviewer is on point). The slight vinegar note of a beer about to turn was there...
Moutfeel was over carbonated.
This is a beer with good depth, which I think had not been looked after properly from the shop I acquired it from. Will try again.
AshtonMcCobb (3395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Stockbridge Tap.
Appearance - opaque black with very little head. There didn’t seem much of a C02 release on opening.
Nose - very gentle smoke, you have to look for it. Dry chocolate.
Taste - dark chocolate and smoke intermingled. Strangely it now seems over carbonated.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet prickly texture and a dry finish.
Overall - good beer even if it doesn’t knit together as well as it could’ve.