Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, grass and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
VsXsV (1652) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium to big light tan head. Aroma of peat, chocolate, smoke, toffee, coffee and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, peat, chocolate, biscuit and toffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very nice with a balanced smokiness.
ansalon (640) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is smoke, whisky, coffee, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, smoked malts and honey.
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MF666 (185) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
drjay44 (2351) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. Bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body......nose is light coffee, chocolate, hints of smoke.....taste is light chocolate, mild coffee, hints of smoke, finishing with a moderate smoke hop bitter tone.....mouth feel medium, carbonation adds acid tingle. This is obviously a Stout. The smoke was done with a light hand with the result that it falls within the Robust Stout category. This is nicely balanced, but not particularly complex. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
gyllenbock (3712) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Malmö Öl & Whiskyfestival 2013. (labeled as Xbeeriment Smoked Stout)
Black with a medium, creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, some smoke, chocolate and coffee. Also some ash in a nice full body. Tasty.
Habanero (1889) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a good lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A delicious stout.★★★★
Pyrmir (2432) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle labelled as #44 @Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Aroma sweet, lots of sweet dark malts, chocolate with smoked notes. Taste is sweet, chocolatey with some bitter malt notes. Bitterness fairly high.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown coloured body with a very prominent ruby and violet glow near the bottom, with a thin, half centimetre tall light-brown head. Aroma of smoked peat, nuts, earth, raisins, alcohol, a bit of coffee and some milk sugars as well. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt and peat flavours with a bit of soy sauce and a little earth, but a very thin finish and a bitterness that is pungent. Aftertaste has a bit of an oaky, earthy finish of malt and peat, but the sugars don’t exist and the complexity isn’t much more than a cup of starbucks (read overroasted) coffee. Overall, not such a great beer and perhaps missing a stride along the way in the flavour profile and finish - this one didn’t have the legs. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 28-May-2012 for US$9.95 sampled at home in Washington on 12-February-2013, the day of the State of the Union Address for the first address of the second term of President Obama’s presidency.
hallinghansen (1687) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Black body with a large light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, sweet. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, smoke, sweet.