CObiased (118) - - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours a very dark brown and only a slight head. Wonderful aromas of roasted grain, chocolate, coffee and a hint of smokey earthiness. Nice robust flavors of chocolate, light roast coffee, smoke, earth and some tobacco are layered within a slightly thin body. Opens more as it warms.
malrubius (2131) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewfest on ’super markdown" though they don’t tell you that the disties are dumping retired old beer. Black with tan head and lace. Smoky oxidized aroma with raisin dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Roasted chocolate coffee subdued fruit woody bitterness with hints of citrus and lingering smoke. Full body creamy. Pretty excellent despite its age. Glad I bought it.
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from backlog notes, the bottle was labeled #44 Smoked Stout. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head. The aroma had lightly smoked malts, chocolate, peat, dark fruits, with an earthy character. The flavor is much of the same; light smoke, chocolate, dark fruits, plum, earthy and some roast. Medium bodied and only light smoke.
vjohans (512) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
smoke, vanilla, woody, licorice, coffee, chocolate, black, hazy, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,
dfinney23 (2277) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and malty with coffee, chocolate and smokey char. Would love more smoke but still quite nice.
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pitch black colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with sweet espresso, liquorice, a touch of smoke and soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong black coffee, chocolate truffles, cacao, liquorice, hints of soy sauce, a touch of peat and a generous roasty bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. The smoke character is quite subtle, so it stays fairly well balanced, but still powerful. Very nice.
TET (2161) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black beer with a medium and light brown head. The aroma is great, roastiness, chocolate, coffee, sweetness, some smoke and marzipan. Taste has coffee, salt liquirice, some smoke medium bitterness. Almost full bodied, not sticky, low carbonation. Balanced and very enjoyable beer with the great aroma.
probstblueribbon (3323) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served cold in a tulip and shared. Deep brown-black, when tan head. Roasted malts, a bit of grape jelly, light meaty smoke, some chocolate, maybe a touch of peat smoke. Medium body, relaxed carbonation. Chocolate, coffee, a little more smoke than the nose, nicer flavour than aroma; off-dry with moderate+ bitterness and a long, roasted, lightly smoky finish.
GRM (3335) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 0.5 l, best before 07.02.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 13 2014; eye: black, opaque, brown head that turns into a tiny ring, average lacing; nose: roasted barley, smoke, slight burnt barley, light peat, bitter chocolate; mouth: roasted barley, smoke, slight burnt barley, pleasant acridness, light peat, bitter chocolate, light meaty, finale in roasted barley with smoky presence, full body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly oily texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 0,5 l, 7,7 %, meilleure avant 07.02.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 13 novembre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, mousse brune qui se transforme en un petit anneau, dentelle moyenne; nez : orge torréfiée, fumé, très léger orge brûlée, léger tourbe, chocolat amer; bouche : orge torréfiée, fumé, très léger orge brûlée, âcreté plaisante, léger tourbe, chocolat amer, léger viandeux, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de fumé, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien
Huhzubendah (3059) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Whole Foods, Chandler, AZ.
Dark brown, near black, body with a quarter inch of beige head. Sweet aroma and flavor. Sweet chocolates with a touch of spice. Interesting mesh of char and roast. Smoke character is nearly absent, which is a drag. Average.