scarletfire65 (1423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Doubletree Lobby Bar in Cambridge. Aroma is light smoke, root beer, brown sugar. Light bodied and nearly flat. Notes of smoke, ash, root beer. Dry chalky finish. Good.
Ungstrup (36415) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A dark brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of beechwood smoke, coffee, bread, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of beechwood smoke, caramel, bread, and coffee, leading to a bitter finish.
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - dark brown with a bit of a haze to it - minimal head - straightforward, clean black lager with minimal smoke - the smoke mostly adds a bit of additional depth to compliment the roastiness of the malt - chocolate malt adds a sweetness to balance the smoke and light bitterness - well-made, I was just hoping for a lot more smoke.
gnoff (10045) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12 fl oz thanks to _angst_, sampled on September 16, 2014.
Clear dark reddish brown color, light brown head. Smoked, light sweet, toffee (a bit), roasted, coffee, grainy scent. Herbal, roasted, smoked taste. Smoked and roasted aftertaste. Medium a bit fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Some light herbal, green bell peppers, character.
_angst_ (4778) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought some place I don’t remember. Pours tiny reddish dark brown with a rather small beige head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and smokey with dark bread, toasted oatmeal flakes, sweet liquorice, moist soil, burnt wood, smoke, hay and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, malty and smokey with roasted malts, dark bread, crispbread, burnt wood, dark roast coffee, smoked sausage, hay, liquorice hard candy, ash and soil. Mouthfeel is crisp, tiny dry and light to medium bodied. finish is slightly bitter and slightly malty with roasted malts, crispbread, burnt wood, hay and lemon zest.
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cervesa amb aroma i gust a fumats, com pot ser a bacó, en boca és molt líquida i fàcil de beure.
Cerveza con aroma y sabor a ahumados, como puede ser el bacon, en boca es muy líquida y fácil de beber.
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a very dark mahogany brown with a thin coat of tan head that fell right to a ring on the glass. Aroma has dark malts, light roast, hazelnuts, and coffee. Mouth feel is mid range but feels a bit light to me for even a porter and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor again has a pleasant mix of malts, roast, light smoke, and again a bit of nuts. I can appreciate the mellow level of smoke as it is just about the level I prefer.
Ferris (14359) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Rich malts, bacon, smoke and some raisin. Deep maroon with a rich brown head. Light chocolate, sweet dark malts and smoke. Nice.
cervmagpt (777) - PORTUGAL - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 22B). AROMA: background sweet and roasted malts from the base beer with coffe and chocolate notes. faint smoke notes with balance towards the base beer. some DMS is present. APPEARANCE: dark with a ruby color tint. average tanned head with good retention. TASTE: roasted coffe-like notes with a touch of pleasant and balanced smokiness. some sweet chocolate notes also present. low bitterness with a dry finish. PALATE: medium-low with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a good marriage between a dark lager and smoked malts, that would benefit with a bit more smokiness.
jsquire (4359) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany hued beer with a small khaki colored head. Nose of puffed wheat, smoked grains and faint chocolate. Light body for such a dark presentation. Flavors of light camp fire, bitter chocolate, and lots of caramel sweetness that lead to an almost cotton candy/ash tray finish. Very sweet but very enjoyable.