planky84 (3152) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of licorice, burnt sugar, toffee. Flavours of raisin, coffee, smoke,. Very smooth.
tomer (3414) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks, very little head, opaque black color, aroma of chocolate cake, wood and dark bread in the back, flavor of dark chocolate, coal and dark bread in the back, pleasant light bitterness. Nice though not really smokey.
WingmanWillis (262) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a tan head. Roast malts aroma, tastes the smoke but not too overpowering, little sweetness in there from a hint of dried fruits. Nice balance. Decent smoked beer.
BlazerT (1050) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Pitch black with small, light brown head. Poor lacing and head retention. Aroma of roasted malts combined with light to medium amoked notes (bacon). You can find here some dark fruits aromas - rasins, Taste is semi-sweet to semi-dry, but in the end definetely semi-dry with nice, dark chocolate bitterness. In overall once again above average stout from Dark Horse, this time with hints of some smoked notes.
ClaudeB04 (400) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with small beige head.
Chocolate and typical stout taste. Not much smoke though.
Ok but not more
Unde (1057) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really dark brown beer with thick brown coloured head. Aroma has cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts and some smoky flavor. Taste has lots of roasted malts, espresso coffee, slight smoked notes. Full oily body and quite high carbonation.
Kita (2093) - Koper, SLOVENIA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.355l. Pours pitch black wit thin creamy brown head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, leather, meat and licorice. Taste starts with rich roasted and smoked malt, follows by sweet chocolate, mild licorice and light alcohol note mouthfeel is warming and spicy, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, creamy texture and lively lingering carbonation. A bit too sweet and not enough distinct smoke in the taste...
langeveld12 (538) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a small frothy light brown head that fully diminishes. Body is black.
Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, roasted and burnt malts, molasses, milk chocolate, mild coffee), moderate hops (herbs, spruce, orange, lemon), light yeasts (leather, cheese, earth) and banana, grape, raisin, plum, cassis, smoke, brown sugar, vanilla, cola, licorice, forest fruits and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, light acidic and sweet, followed by sweet, sqeet and light bitter and finishing in light bitter.
Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Very subtle and complex, roasted malts and smoke gently in the background. Hoppy fruits are up front, but not overwhelming. Fantastic mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DroolYeast (1437) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ basement beer bar. Aroma of smoke, black malt, vanilla, chocolate. Black colour, tan head, not lasting. Malt bitterness, moderate bitterness, light sweetness. Full body, thick texture, light carbonation, malt bitter smokey finish.
Maarten1993 (1167) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Drank with Lennart in Amsterdam 24-10-2015 (Beertemple). Taste is okay, nice typical stout-taste, but in the background, taste is too weak. Smoke-aspect is not that strong either.
Edit: rated slightly higher after drinking with Thierry during WIDM talks 07-04-2016. Taste is not that weak, smoke is pretty strong.