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
Skinnyviking (6298) - 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 (8350) - 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 (7720) - 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 (6970) - 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 (1147) - 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 (4439) - 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.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50cl. Pours a black beer with a dense lightbrown head. The aroma is coffee, licorice and hops with barnyard. The flavor is peated smoke and roasted malt. The palate is roasted and bitter. Overall a good beer above average.
omhper (18763) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Very black, small head. Lemony licorice aroma, Sweet and dense with rounded mouthfeel and medium-full body. A bit syrupy with some soffee and licorice, salty finish. Acceptable.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Ethan. Thanks. Nose of light smoke, and big strange yeast thing. Ethan says goaty, but Iím not sure itís that. Regardless, didnít enjoy smelling it. Flavor is a little better, more smoke dominated, but still seems off. Medium to light bodied and slick. Meh.