RobBestwick (931) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2017 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque deep, dark brown--just shy of black. Tremendously huge head (despite my best efforts to control it during the pour) that is dark tan in color and pillowy, yet dense in texture. As head settles somewhat, a good bit of lacing remains. Aroma is of peat and licorice, with some piney, resinous character in the background. Smoky, but not in a salty, rauchbier way. As pronounced as the aroma was, I was completely unprepared the for wallop of flavor. Strong doesn’t even begin to describe how it hit me--flavor of sour cherries mixed with smoked wood. Some roasted malts are evident, as is hop bitterness, but there is really a sour-sweet flavor taste driving the beer. It’s rather unexpected to be honest. Although the alcohol is not--very forward. Palate is also unexpected, as the beer is surprisingly watery. In sum: A flavorful smoked stout, but one that may not be to everyone’s liking. Worth a try, however, if you’re a fan of beers like Bell’s Cherry Stout.
Bottle. Heavily smoked aroma with hints of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Classic dark porter appearance with a small yellow head. Smoked and sweet malt flavour - coffee, dark chocolate, christmas pudding. There is also a touch of bitterness as well. Thick and creamy texture. More smoke in the finish. cglans (237) - - MAR 31, 2017
35.5cl bottle. black color. brown head. vanilla, chocolate, cöffee, sweet,smoke, medium bitterness. vipinvelp (4429) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2017
Clear dark brown ruby (appears black(, tanned foam head. Nice coffee aroma w/ chocolate tones. Chocolate in taste, subtle bitterness. Nice one. (Velp 201703) nihtila (3639) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle on train. Pours almost black, dark brown head. Nose is gentle smoke, chocolate, quite big liquorice, sweetish. Tastes sweet liquorice, gentle smoke, roast, chocolate, caramel, very smooth but could be even slightly thicker and richer. Very good anyway. AndySnow (7621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2017
MelvinKalksma (1536) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2017
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Smoked, malt, chocolate, tar, some liquorice.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked, roasted malt, chocolate, some caramel,
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts and smoke.
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown/dark brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and smoke.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The smoke is very light, much too my liking. All the other flavours are not very noticeable either however. Amazing appearance that still keeps the rating up.
Bottle. Bottled May 2014; Drank Sept 2016 - Opaque Dark Brown / Black in colour. Foamy brown head. Very Malty; roasty malts, dark chocolate, liquorice, subtle smoke, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums. Spicy; lightly spiced. Hoppy; some balancing hop bitterness. Good malt/fruit/spice/hop balance. Sweet-bitter roast chocolate malty and fruity with subtle smokiness. More bitter and increasingly dry into finish. Enjoyable Smoked Porter! (2016-09-04)
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Solidna, ale naprawdę ciekawa i przyjemna paloność i popiołowość. CObiased (499) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12oz bottle dated 5-5-14 - pours a thick evil black with a very thin brown head. Liquid smoke aroma with hints of licorice, leather, roasted barley, peat and coffee. Big body, low carbonation and dry mouthfeel. Bitter roast, smoke, peat, booze, bbq, espresso and cacao. Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle to tulip - pours jet black, minimal head, disappointingly minimal beige head. Aroma is wood, smoke, leather. Thin on the tongue, dry. More smoke, scorched earth, roasted malts and plain coffee. Dead on for the style.