VT (1795) - 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 (2483) - 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 (584) - 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 (817) - 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 (1859) - 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 (5561) - 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 (1389) - 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.
santabeer (67) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black. The look of this is awesome. Like going into a dark mystery. Aroma of dark coffe. Taste of coffe with bitterness. Tiny watery at the end, but overall a great beer.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:light smoke,good chocolate nose..
Appearance:Dark black,good beige head...
Flavor:light smoke more chocolate and rosted malt flavor...Not bad at all
LoFi (1700) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a beige brown head leaving lots of lacing.
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, creamy.
Taste: chocolate, licorice, roasted, ashes, coffee, toffee.
Medium bodied, smooth.
Also GBWF, from my huge backlog. Additional notes: fruity, roasted, creamy milk chocolate, not very smoky.