ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2018
January 13, 2018 - bottle via trade long time ago, 2013 vintage. Dark pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was roasted malt, some sweetness and light smoke. Taste had a bit more smoke than the aroma, but was still balanced. JDTerry1 (16) - - OCT 28, 2017
Not a heavy dark beer but still 9%. Highly recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Johnsense (1800) - - JUL 24, 2017
Near black pour, larger light tan head, good retention, gobs of lacing. Aroma of smoked malts, black coffee, light woody notes, bakers cocoa. Moderate smoke up front, dark malts, light black strap molasses, strong black coffee. Medium body, very light smoky aftertaste. Pair with a rainy day and some Alpha Tolman. skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
550ml bottle poured into a Dogfish snifter.
A~ black as night with a sandy colored head.
S~ smokey up front, following with dark malts and a hint of vanilla.
T~ mmm...! and i’m not one for smoked brews. almost follows the nose, smoke and maple syrup up front, dark malts and some bitterness on the finish.
M~ i’m in love with how this feels (no homo lol) amazingly thick and syrupy with a crazy smooth finish.
O~ i haven’t had too many darker brews from HF but this one is definitely my favorite so far. and thats really saying a lot cause i normally don’t like a "smoked" beer. i would definitely drink again! gregwilsonstl (2704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Dark brown. Very thick foamy head. Sooo smooth. Toffee sweetness. Sweet and first then becomes quite smokey. Thx Patrick!
beerplace (2287) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
500ml bottle (thx, Nick M.!) that accidentally fallen and opened from the shelf while I was packing the box for Alex G. and Jonathan M, hehe. Bottled on 2015-10-28. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, smokiness, mazut notes, some dark fruits. Taste is similar, moderately sweet. Smokey roasted malt aftertaste. Very good stuff. ThirstyBird (3019) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
2016 bottle, Pours a pitch black/brown with a rich tan head. The smell is faint smoke, roasted malt, licorice and molasses. The taste is touch of char, smoke, roasted dark malt, licorice, molasses while ending dry. The body is light/medium with fine elegant carbonation. Geiserich (4659) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 2, 2017
500 ml bottle, shared by Werckmeister, thanks! Almost black color, brownish head. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, toffee, hints of smoke. Flavor is smooth, dark chocolate, coffee, roastiness, molasses. Very nice one. Sebilinz (2714) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Thanks to Werkmeister. Black body with tan head. Aroma is nice roasted malts with dried fruits and some cocoa. Taste is cocoa chocolate some dried fruits