Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, almost black. Has a light brown head, lasting. Dark, roasted aroma with notes of port-wine, soft and still some faint coffee notes. Yeasty too. Flavor starts heavy sweet, more roasted, lightly burnt notes. Smoke? Perhaps. Moderate bitter finish. Soft texture.
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
grass, brown, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500 ml). Dark brown with a medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of smoke (more fire than meaty smoke), vegetal coffee, dark chocolate, peated notes, wood and light citrus notes. Taste is of peated malt, smoked malt, wood, dark chocolate and light bitter finish. Medium/full body. Medium/good carbonation. Roasted presence mouthfeel is still velvety. Good smoked Stout. Well balanced and enjoyable. Well done.
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an orange tinted black with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, smoked, peat, meat. Flavor is coffee, earth, boozey, dark chocolate, herbal. Finish is strongly smoked, peaty, boozey, coffeeish.Lingering smoke, coffee, booze. Full body, velvety mouthfeel, weak carbonation.
mathieuc (1516) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Pours a really really dark brown and is topped by a thin beige head that receeds into a ring that leaves OK lacing. Aroma is indeed smoky, but also woody and a little vegetal (someone said green coffee beans, I concur). Taste is highly roasted and no real sweetness is perceived. Flavors of hickory, coffee, slight green peppers. None of the ashy character I despise in some stouts. Body is full, carbonation moderate. The smoke gets a bit tiresome as you reach the middle of the bottle but that might be just me. Nice one!
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Whiskey is prevalent in the nose - also charcoal, burnt wood. Taste is whiskey, roasted malt, smoke...boozy but well balanced. A nice beer.
SuperTiti33 (620) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noire. Léger collet. Nez: cacao. Café vert. Végétale (légume). Fumé de bois. Réglisse. Boisé. Torréfié. Panais. Beigne/bacon à l'érable. Bouche: entrée sucré. Ronde. Malté. Café. Chocolat. Vanille. Sucré. Bien fumé. Jambon fumé. Fine amertume qui évolue jusqu'en finale pour finir sèche et torréfié. Très bien fait.
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, and chocolate – with a slightly bitter finish.
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: The Bishops Arms (Folkungagatan), Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Hops, liquorice, roasted malt, hops.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, caramel, malt, some liquorice.
Linnet (1154) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: smokey, licorice, coffee, burnt pork, alcohol, ashy.
Ap: black colour, medium beige head, lacing.
T: medium bite, mid-sweet, salty, smokey, licorice, smokiness well integrated.
P: medium body, average carbonation, warming, bitter, and salty finish.