ansalon (1711) - 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 (295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
drjay44 (2829) - 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 (5306) - 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 (2940) - 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 (3768) - 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 (4943) - 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 (2187) - 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.
obguthr (4313) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee and soil nose. Cloudy brown, thick head. Char and soil flavor, astringent.
mike_77 (3602) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very dark brown colour. Flavour is on the whole far too sour. Body is really thin and watery.