TET (1958) - 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.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark chocolate brown, almost black, with a one inch off-white head that recedes to a decent collar and leaves very little lacing.
The aroma is very peaty and smoky, like Scotch, but not nearly as overpowering as some of the Scotch-aged beers I’ve had. There are plenty of roasted malts and a fair amount of citrus hops.
The taste has an initial sweetness from the malts mixed with the peat notes. There is some cocoa powder and black malts in the background though the finish is a duel between the oranges of the hops and the smoke from the malts.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation - dry and smoky in the finish.
This is an excellent stout with the peated malts really adding some complexity. I’ve normally been very disappointed with "Scotch-tasting" stouts but it’s pretty subtle here. Highly recommended.
Nickls (1926) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black with a smaller tan head. Roasty aromas with some peat, salt, and minerals in the aroma. More chocolate shows up in the flavor, but moves on to a lighter peat, salty, and savory flavor. Thinner body actually, with very bubbly carbonation.
mathieuc (1898) - 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!
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
As smoked stouts go, this one is pretty lame and tepid. Definitely not worth the price for this one. Needs more smoke definitely.
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zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at #44 shared at the 5000 tasting - a little grassy, chocolately and boozey with a touch of cream. Raisins and a hint of detergent on the nose.
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.
ansalon (1758) - 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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kschep (1706) - DENMARK - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of burnt malt, weak swet licorice, late hazel, mild feel, carb is weak, taste is alcohol, wood, smoke, licorice.
HonusWagner (1692) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Something’s a little weird about this one, kinda cigarette ashy and not nearly as "smoked malt" as I’d like. Also, not very much of a stout, kinda sour and not rich or remotely sweet.