thornecb (6090) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pours deep brown into a tulip. Mocha head with little retention recedes to nothing. Smoked chocolate aromas. Sweet soy and espresso upfront turning to smoked hot chocolate covered bacon before returning to sweet soy in the lasting finish. Mindwarp (303) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is a nice blend of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is dark chocolate with a little bit of smoke at the end. Overall a really unique and well-made stout. GregMooreNH (162) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Pours oily black with small, yet thick, head. Aroma is chocolate and roast that lingers. Taste is deep chocolate with roast slowly and persistently working its way back into the picture. Finish is where the smoke takes full effect. This is not the most complex beer in the world, but it does what intends to do and does it very well. dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Just a faint smoke to this, enough to cover any sweetness. Very thick in appearance and body, like oil. rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2017
can. black with small head. there's a lot going on here. first of all the smoke, but also dark chocolate, dark fruit, roasty malt, maybe some black licorice. not all of those are things I dig, but the total package works pretty well.
edgallow (4559) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2017
16 oz can pours black with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate and grains. taste is smokey, chocolate and coffee. chucklemation (1773) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2017
Pours a jet black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is smoke, wood, earth, roast, and chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, bread, caramel, smoke, wood, and roast. Smooth. Very enjoyable. SolarSam (96) - Interlaken, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2017
The pour is prodigious. A reluctant and retreating head over a 90 weight oil base. Nose is rich with dark dried fruits (aged like they were last years!) and a forewarning of power. Taste is deep and wide. Patience allows the broadening of this assault on the tongue for the betterment of dark beers everywhere. Yes! Winter will be well served by this rich dark brew!!! An alcohol presence that can’t be denied. Good through and through.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone willisread (3695) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Can from Craft Brewed. Pours a pitch black with a finger of brown head that dissipates quickly. Dark cacao nib, Blackberry, roasted malt and faint licorice. Chocolate syrup on the palate, with berry forward cacao. Slight boozy finish. Solid, but not my fave Evil Twin stout. Great with vanilla ice cream though. hershiser2 (3700) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2017
$5.20 pint can from Wine Warehouse. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is thick chocolates, ash, hint of smoke. Flavor is chocolate, light smoked wood (and actually the smokiness lingers), earth. Solid but not quite as exciting as the best imperial stouts.