papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Appearance: Pours a black body with tinges of brown & very thin head that quickly disappears.
Smell: Smoky aroma with traces of hickory & a barbecue-like aspect. Like the picture shows, this reminds me of a campfire. The aroma is exquisite & heavenly.
Taste: Malty with a dominant smoky aspect. Trace of burnt wood but not as bold as the aroma would have led me to believe.
Mouthfeel: Fairly subdued & flavors are a bit muted so i let this one warm up. Roasted aspect with a slight hickory finish & soya sauce i think. Felt a bit thin but as i let it warm up, flavors really came out with a dark chocolate feel & barbecue hickory flavor.
Reviewed on: 03-01-2008 Plovmand (8303) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle provided by TheJester. 2009 edition. Jet black pour with a creamy beige head. The aroma is roasted and sweet bacon smoked. Dark fruits and smoked ham. The flavor is light roasted and smoked with a bit sour touch. Smoked ham and camp fire. Great.
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2nd February 2011Marheb (5749) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Opaque brown beer, residual tan head. Fairly neutral palate but low carbonation. Light smoke on the nose. Tangy dark malts well blended with smoke. A little fruit underneath. All right.
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 Une bière dont je regrette vivement la disparition. Riche texture qui soutient bien le chocolat et le café. La finale fumée est dense et attendu à chaque gorgée. Impeccable. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, burnt, weak liqurice and sweets. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice and sweets. An oily texture.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. poured a clear dark brown color with orange highlights. Lots of smoke in the nose. Campfire, smoked bacon, and a bit of toffee. Medium bodied and dryish. Smoky, roasty malt flavor. Pretty nice. douglas88 (9175) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours a pure black color with a very small bubble of white head. The aroma is massive sweet roast and smoke. A nice flavor of vanilla, char, smoke, roasted malts, light heat, some dark fruit. Very ashy and burnt. A thin palate. Really tasty, dusty and some sweetness plus smoke that resembles bourbon. imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2011
341ml bottle. Pours deep dark brown with a touch of reddish cola tinge. Minimal light tan head. Smoke aromas over a caramel malt, toffee sweetness, anise, toast and some roast coffee bean. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Smoke flavours are balanced well with a nice acidity, roast and chocolate.. Finish is medium, nice and satisfying. VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - NOV 24, 2010
Thx to cfrancis for this one. Ultra dark brown with a small light brown cap that prefers to hug the edges. Considerable warming out of choice on this one. Scotch like peaty aroma is very nice and compliments the dark chocolate feature as well as the deep roast qualities. Smells salty - similar to a smoked ham. Plum, mildly charcoaled wood and I can’t get cooked beets out of my head... what the hell is that about? The aroma fits right into my favorite aromas in a beer. Love the chocolate here.. and come cherries me thinks as well. Rockin’ the Ratt as well - oof! Tastes like tart salty chocolate if that is possible outside of a beer. Some obvious sour flavours from beginning to end of my glass. Cherries, big roast, more sourness.. the sourness took me off guard at the beginning but now just adds to the intrigue of this brew. Smoke and a bit of charcoal, molasses. Any chocolate that I found early is gone now. I’m starting to wonder if my palate is quitting on me here... some ichiban noodles will fix that. Smells amazing, tastes decent enough - the taste is pretty cool but it’s a pisser because I was hoping for something similar to the aroma. Kind of fascinating how the two are completely different. Slick feeling beer that leaves lots of coating and a long lasting suckable tartness. That’s hot. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
341mL bottle, at least a few years old. Poured deeper brown with a short, but well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of liquid smoke, smoked beechwood, and a bit of hickory along with sour-ish oak.. chocolate and molasses beneath.. overall smoky, woody, and very enjoyable. The flavor was also centered around the smoke, building off of rising coffee and molasses at the core.. smoke of all forms around, with a lot of wet and woody character.. tart woody notes, campfire smoke, and coffee on the warm finish. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate.. lots of roast and lots of smoke.. mellowed out a bit with age, and certainly in a good way.