rafax (370) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2017
Bottle. Jet black with quite big but not very solid, tan head and just a little bit of lacing. Strong and very pleasant aromas of coffee with milk and cacao, very solid but changing with warming to pleasant light smoky notes with some licorice and peated tones. Light body, very dry and surprisingly watery. A lot of cacao in the taste, some roasted - sour feelings and light bitterness in the finish. Very good! can’t wait to try imperial version. rumore (651) - Rimini, ITALY - JUL 28, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours black with a very thick light brown foam, fine. Aroma is a very nice mix of roasted and smoked. Body is average, with moderate carbonation. Taste has a little sweetness, some roasted and smoked again. Finish is relatively short. salvaticas (907) - - JUL 8, 2017
On tap at Birrificio Lambrate. Not usually a fan of smoked beers, but this is very well done. Aroma is like a fire - smooth and smokey. Pours a smooth black. Very light bodied, but strong malty flavor with a bit of a smokey touch. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Tap. Pours a flat black body with a one finger frothy beige head. The nose is nice campfire smoke with some lesser roastiness and some coffee. The flavor is pretty nicely smoky with some chocolate and roast behind the smoke. Finishes a touch sweet with chocolate and smoke. Lighter bodied with soft minimal carbonation. Decent beer. Travlr (25558) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Draft at the pub. Brown color, big tan head. taste of burnt brownies. Taste is roast and toast. tasty.
smau33 (80) - - FEB 26, 2017
Quasi nera con schiuma marrone non molto persistente. Cioccolato, caffè con note intensamente affumicate. Molto buona. ippopotamo36 (2457) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 4, 2017
Tap at 4:20 in Rome-Italy. Black color with caramel-like highlights, tick irregular ivory/brownish foamy head. Nose: silky notes of smoked mozzarella, coffee reminiscence. Very elegant as an aroma. Mouth: carbonation is medium-low, body is esile with a solid character of roast, coffee, bitter finish. 77ships (10683) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2017
Cask glass @ CML Fontainas. Black creamy with some brief mocha bubbles. Nose is dry soy sauce, mocha, powdery dry, mocha, roasted malts. Taste is dry mocha, intense smoke going over into soy sauce, dry mocha, grainy chocolate, simple bit on smoke with some soy sauce. Straightforward beer but a nice one, pretty close in quality to the Imperial version. Not sure if this beer benefited from being served on Cask, it felt a bit watery & lacking in some carbonation. richhicr (14) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Dark brown with tan head. Roasted aromas of malt and coffee, mild smoke. Taste is a chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, smoke, and some fruitiness. Body is thin and carbonation is low. skortila (5967) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2017
Bottled. The aroma has coffee, black currant, roast, bit licorice.Black coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, roasted, has licorice and coffee. Not that smoked. Light bodied. Nice.