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
Jonte (1410) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2009 On tap. Bishops Arms Jšrntorget, Porterveckan. Black colour. Aroma: hops, sweetness, fruit, strawberries, a bit vegetal, light smokiness, coffee. Flavor: roasted, sweet and hoppy, some citrus, some green notes. Bitter, roasted finish.
rickgordon (3841) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From draught at The Bishops Arms, Jšrntorget. Black in colour, pale brown head. Malty, butterscotchy aroma with frozen strawberries and cooked corn. Butterscotchy, fruity, malty flavour, slight toasty and peppery with bitter finish. The finish is bitter, earthy hops. Kind of green to the character, due to the hops I presume.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very sweet, but quite a bit of bitterness. Yeasty, both in taste and aroma. Very dark in colour, head is brown. (50 cl bottle)
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High cereamy and lasting light brown head. Very dark red brown almost black body. Roasted barley malt aroma with nuts coffee and cocoa. A bit sharp and hoppy roasted malt aroma with caramel coffee and cococo. I am afraid that the alcohol is too dominant as the beer feels pretty agressive. High carbonation, long aftertaste.
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Black, tan head. Stodgy porridgy aroma, and loads of elastoplast. Massively dry and ashy palate. However, itís quite tasty, plenty of fruity and citrussy hops.
GT2 (7896) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Churchkey as Xbeeriment #44. The pour is a flat, ultra deep ruby. Aroma of soy sauce, burnt cherries, smoke, bacon grease. Taste is dominated by the peated malt, which creates a perfumey, lavender soap character. Unfortunately, the body is much too thin to hold the peat flavors and the palate- well- is pretty absent. Lemon and soy eventually come through.
Ughsmash (7006) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle. Poured deeper brown with a nice lookiní cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up warm, well-roasted black patent and chocolatey malts with mild accents of campfire smoke.. some green apple took it down a notch in the end. The flavor was a bit more rough.. sharp smoky and acrid roast throughout.. chocolate, black patent, and a little honey at the core.. cocoa and other black roasty bitterness around the edges.. came together better in the end, but the apple showed up again. Medium-bodied with a lot of grainy, dry roast on the palate.. carbonation didnít play much of a factor.. lots of sticky bitterness and light smoke in the end. This wasnít quite there.
HonusWagner (1231) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somethingís a little weird about this one, kinda cigarette ashy and not nearly as "smoked malt" as Iíd like. Also, not very much of a stout, kinda sour and not rich or remotely sweet.
jgb9348 (4490) - 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 donít exist and the complexity isnít 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 didnít 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 Obamaís presidency.