Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016 AshtonMcCobb (7029) - Edinburgh, - SEP 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle thanks to onkelgobber. Pours opaque black and sticky with a gorgeous big crema. The nose has fresh strawberries and biscuits - maybe jammy dodgers.There’s also dare I say it, a cough medicine note or something herby. Eventually, as you go down the bottle, it’s giving a smokey/charcoal note at the end. The taste has savoury, maybe even meaty, then leading into toffee and nuts, it’s praline! If I’m being picky, it’s a bit cloying but with the richness in the body and the texture it’s not going to be clean, but good length all the same. Overall, an excellent multi-dimensional beer.
Bottle, really old. Pours oily black with no head at all. Aroma has light spegepølse. It’s quite oxidated. Sweet and malty with smoky undertone. Port, chocolate, toffee and dark malts. Taste is very mellow. Chocolaty with smoky finish, that just keeps developing. Full soft and sticky body.
bursprak (3284) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Notes of smoke, tar, ash, licorice, peat, dark malts, some roast and some sweet chocolate. Vestergaard (2091) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Mads! Pours an oily, pitch black with no head, but a thick, reddish hue. Aroma has lots of mellow, dark chocolate, smoke, lots of nice, aged malt stuff going on. Roast, toast, caramel. Taste is sweet, leathery smoked, spice, caramel, slight alcoholic, super mellow and smooth. Low carb and sticky hips. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pitch black and completely opaque without even the faintest hint of lighter color and a two finger, frothy beige head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a cap/thick, lasting ring. Splotchy lacing left behind.
Really impressive smoke/rauchbier aroma. More like an American version like Alaskan smoked porter with tons of smokey charcoal, barbecued meat, campfire and butane but doesn’t overpower the roasted and sweet malt notes of chocolate, coffee been, fudge and oatmeal. Smells incredible!
Viscous full body with a slightly less aggressive smoke profile than nose hinted at. Still burnt, smokey, mesquite tasting with charcoal, campfire, barbecued bacon and wood flavor but it’s countered by sweet chocolate, lactic cream, toffee, oatmeal and coffee bean. Full bodied for a porter and the smoke is nicely integrated while remaining the dominant flavor. rouhlas (3986) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 5, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Black color with nice creamy brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, caramel, light coffee, some smoked notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full almost creamy body with soft carbonation.
bytemesis (9502) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to secret santa! Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is molasses, smoke, light overall. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, cocoa, ashes, blackstrap molasses, roast, smoke. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice. EvilCat (112) - FRANCE - MAR 2, 2015
Bouteille. Moustache Blanche. Robe noire huileuse, timide mousse marron. Nez malté, grillé et torréfié. Chocolat, mélasse, fruits confits, paprika enveloppé de belles notes fumées. Bouche sirupeuse, ample sur le pain noir grillé et la fève de cacao. Final intense marquée par l?amertume, le réglisse , le pruneaux, le café, la terre et le bois fumé. Alengrin (5891) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Rating from old notes. A spiced imperial stout with ink black colour and thin beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, liquorice, elderberry syrup, toasted bread; rounded, sweet fruity taste, thick and deep malt backbone, chocolatey accent, soft mouthfeel, dry and long finish with spiciness, roasted bitterness and warming alcohol. Very interesting, too bad it apparently does not exist anymore. MPA (1040) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. Aged for a couple of years in my cellar. Black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, prunes, cocoa, coffee and dark roasted malts. Think palate with a flavour of coffee, roasted malts, cocoa and dark fruit. Sweetness is wrapped with malty, bitter notes reminding of coffee beans. Very solid and powerful flavour. I really like this a lot. daje (4548) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Sample at Haand Festival 2014. Fully black body with a beautiful brown head. Roasted aroma with dark chocolate, ash, leather and earthy hops. Taste is light peat/smoked wood, dark chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, licorice and a light grass note. Good dry and warm mouthfeel, thick body, roasty finish with ash and leather. This is some good stuff!