planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of woodsmoke, red apples and raisin. Flavours of chocolate, coffee and raisin. Smoky-sweet mouthfeel. Nice.
ianwelby (694) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle.) Black beer with a thin beige head. Smell is typical of a smoked beer with that usually, odd almost bacon-y hint. Though in this case there’s a touch of fruit under there too. Flavour is mellower than I expected. Quite mild and malty initially, with the smokiness coming in gradually but lingering once it does so. There’s a slight spicy tang in there too to mix things up. Smoked beers aren’t always my cup of tea but this is very drinkable.
nihtila (1467) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Great Grog’s bottled beer festival. Pours dark brown. Aroma is dark malts, smoke, ham. Taste follows. Decent.
olliejobbins (1283) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Oddbin’s... Only Ł2. Dark brownish black pour with off white head. aroma is coffee, malts, and burnt toast. Smokiness comes through too. Lovely taste which isn’t overwhelmingly smoky. Dark chocolate, a little coffee, quite "earthy". very nice.
tomekboniek (193) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Butelka. Piwo miesiąc po terminie przydatności. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Bardzo wysoka, beżowa grubopęcherzykowa piana. Piwo bardzo ładnie prezentuje się. Dominuje aromat i smak wędzonki, ciemnych słodów oraz gorzkiej czekolady.Wędzonka jest przyjemna, nieprzesadzona. Goryczka niska, niezalegająca. Po ogrzaniu wychodzi lekka kwasowość. Piwo jest pełne, w miarę aksamitne, alkohol dobrze ukryty. Bardzo fajne piwo.
Stuu666 (5839) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at SRAF 2013. Sweet and thin, a little medicinal, smoked dry flavour, more sweet chocolate as it warms.
Leighton (13527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London with Rick. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. Relaxed smoked malts in the nose, mild roast, cocoa, slight dark fruits. Light to medium flavor, with standard dark malt character, moderate smoke, faint earthy bitterness, so,e tasty cocoa, dried fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced finish, restrained smoke, dark chocolate, burnt earth, burnt toast. Solid smoked porter.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
4th October 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is light and dry. Mild minerally carbonation. Mild dark malts, whisper of dark chocolate. Dry grey smoke, medium strength. Whisper of fruits before a dry finish. Dry and overly smoky.
downender (6780) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath. Gushed massively on opening, froth was still streaming out of the bottle after half the beer had been poured, even after it had been stored for over a fortnight. That mishap aside, the beer was near black in colour, with an off-white head. The aroma had some peaty smoke, dark fruits and plain chocolate. The flavour was sweet upfront, with more chocolate and some caramel, before a peaty finish. Good.
Rune (9064) - Tromsř, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the excellent Grove Inn, Huddersfield. Pitch black body. Dissipating tan-coloured head. Smoked aroma, alright. Taste of tobacco and dark chocolate joined by moments of dried fruits. Roasted malty bitterness to the ending. Fine bodied and a well-crafted porter (Shared with Nina and Steinar 09.07.2014).