maley1 (1204) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Black pour with small frothy tan head. Aroma of peat, slight smoke, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, faint coffee, peat and a hint of smoke. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, perfectly balanced, slightly dry finish. A nice surprise on how good this actually was from such a small brewery! Good job!!
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Darby’s Liquor Store, Vancouver
Black color, small head. Strong aroma of smoke and dark bread crust; the mouthfeel is too dry and thin, a bit of sweetness and malt depth would support the huge smoke better; a bit of liquorice in the final, medium ashy feeling.
Not bad, with some of the strongest smoke you will find around, but also messy.
mcberko (16021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of smoke, not much else. Flavour is along the same lines, with stale earthy smoke. Not much else. Stale and smoky. Not good.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with brown head. Aroma is sweet berries, vanilla, roasted malts. Slight malt sweetness balanced by burnt malt flavours and a dry finish. Lively carbonation. Not getting any smoked malt flavours beyond the usual roast.ed barley. I don’t think this beer is actually smoked. Good dry stout, though.
Oakes (16469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, aroma is nicely smoky, sweet stout with just a touch if roast, mellow smoke, almost comes across like one of those intense dark milds from the middle of England.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark black with brownish colour head. strong coffee and chocolate notes in aroma and taste a light smokey flavour nothing over the top just nicely noticeable. easy to drink very taste
HopCircus (10) - Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, herbs, smoke, black, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, lively,
Ferris (13810) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft - Drak fruit, peat and smoke. Jet black and a decent brown head. Raisin, molasses, smoke and chocolate malts. This beer isn’t a one trick pony, instead of just smoke you get a bit of complexity. A superb beer.
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the GCBF. While drinking this Duffman was cuffed... guess you had to be there.
Black black black. St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout black. So black malt really stands out, almost as much as the smokiness, which controls the aroma and taste. Neither too smoked nor too much, so a good balance has been found. Other than that, it feels a bit muted compared to other smoked beers I’ve tried. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though.