thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Ølbutikken, Cph (release).
Pours redish black with a nice, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has nice, dark chocolate, soft smoke and lightly roasted. Some hops peep through. Low carbonation with a slightly thin and watery feel. Flavour is very nice, though it is very dry. Lots of ashes, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Some sugary sweetness that tries to balance the ashy dryness, but never really succeeds. Good, but a tad unbalanced.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle-thanks EZAnt-pours a light brown head and brown color. Aroma is peat/smoke-dark malt. Taste is smoke/peat-dark malt, sharp earthy hops.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, a hint of peat smoke and some citrus hop. Dry and roasted, licorice dominated, flavour with C-hop bitterness and a slight hint of peat adding complexity.
I didn’t know Barack was this bitter, but I’ll take Xbeeriment’s word for it.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011
Date: July 11, 2009
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: dark brown, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, very dry, roasted bitterness, just a hint of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Name: Smoked Stout
Date: January 04, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, frothy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, sweet caramel and chocolate, light smoke
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, bitter dark roast finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dry and bitter.
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours really dark brown with a 3 finger frothy/foamy tan head. Aroma seems mostly chocolate at first, then a bit smokey. Not getting hop. There’s also a burning sensation in the nose from excessive and repetitive deep inhaling. Full bodied. There’s smoke, there’s chcoolate, there’s citrus bitter. The smoke isn’t bacon. It’s frickin burnt wood. Like charred, quenched and left to moulder. That’s not bad, it’s just kind of charcoal. And it seems chocolate always comes back in the end. Finishes dry and moderately bitter. Now I’m thinkin charcoal and baking chocolate. This is pretty complexly changeable, if you can have complex with about 3 primary inputs.
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
brown, thick light brown head.
flavor is roasted grains, sweet. mild. nice.
very nicve beer overall. super bitter/seeet ending.
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and peated smoke. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 311209
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
A: The beer pours a very dark brown, pretty much black, color with a thin layer of tan head.
S: Can you say nail polish remover? I thought I was having a Drake’s barrel aged beer for a moment. Huge nail polish remover, acetone, and ash with a very, very harsh acidity to it.
T: Just a horrible flavor as well. Ashy and chalky with sharp acidic notes. The nail polish remover and acetone notes are in full force on the flavor as well.
M: Medium in body with a low to medium carbonation and a lingering burning sensation.
O: Truly awful stuff.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours black-brown with a fine, white foam head. Tangy dark malt nose. More tangy dark malts in the flavor, some dusty cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, light roast, mild tang. Seems old, not in top condition. Would be kind of weak to bring an out-of-shape beer to the fest. But this beer was just OK.