adamnowek (2709) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2014
Extremely thick head that makes this one really obnoxious to pour if you’re thirsty. Real dark. Very carbonated, and I wouldn’t call that an asset. Nice and smoky, though, with bits of chocolate and even a bit of meat. Seriously. esp0r (2921) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle enjoyed at homeNuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours almost black with a massive super dense brown head. Smell of smoke, fireplace, burnt wood, dark malts and peat. Moderate to medium sweet, aggressive carbonation hides a quite thick oily texture, flavors of toast, smoke, wood, dark malts, chocolate and sausage. A strange combo of course, but it works! Moderate bitter, this one is quite exquisite
Very dark, oily. I used much of my bottle in a pot of chili, because I was hoping to get some of the smoke into it. I probably should have sat with a whole bottle first, because I wasn’t as taken with the flavor. I got a strong metallic note at the start, and though there’s some smoke and roasted porter qualities, Ididn’t get as much depth as I would have appreciated. And at this price point, it isn’t a successful beer, in my judgment. Bottle. Concealer (1246) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Clear dark reddish brown with a thick, brovwn head that lasts on the sides. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and grape. Flavor is smoke, roasted malt, chocolate, grape, plum, light vanilla and coffee. Medium bodied, smooth. PawelD (311) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Piwo butelkowe. Ciężki aromat wędzonki, kawa, czekolada. Kolor czarna smoła, piana bujna bezowa mocno trzyma. W smaku pełne wędzone lekka kawa i czekolada belgijska, mocna słodowa baza z niezłą goryczka bardziej pochodzącą od słodów palonych niż chmielu. Wysycenie średnie. Very good.
mmargarucci (343) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Pours an extremely dark black with a heavy frothy tan head. Aroma is a mix of smoke and chocolate. Taste is not as smokey as expected but it is quite complex with toffee and chocolate notes. Tmoney99 (14457) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average tan frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate smoke malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet smoked flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex solid beer. ttroha (516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from Hop City. Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma of light smoke, chocolate, spices, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, molasses, and smoke, with a strong booze aftertaste. Heavy bodied. It’s like drinking a boozy camp fire. Very good. alexsdad06 (10387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small tan hea. The aroma and flavor have a big smoked character, peat and ash, roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, decent flavor for what it is. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, molasses, caramel, and light-moderate smoke. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a three finger creamy tan head that has very good retention. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, molasses, and a touch of caramel. The finish has light-moderate smoke with some faint roast. It’s medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation and a lively carbonation that can be a bit prickly at times.