jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Rating 1500 and a new country tick to boot. Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with dark brown minimal head. Aroma of smoke with coffee and chocolate. Taste is light sweetish. Mostly smoke with some tobacco, dark chocolate and coffee. Full bodied with a somewhat slick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long, warming and smokey finish. Overall, awesome. I could drink this everyday. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle at Alla Spina. Pours black with thick, bubbly tan head and some lace. Nose of chocolate, burnt wood, smoked meat, roasted malt. If you like smoked beer you will probably love this. I do not Westchesterco (2188) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Appearance dark brown with a soft tan head aroma of chocolate and fruit taste of chocolate and fruit. Lingering on the palate with a rather long bitter flavor Holmen1 (6466) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
Fra flaske på Tap1 mai-13: ret fed og saftig, og den diskrete bruken av røgmalt forsterker dette. Meget rund og velsmagende, og med en riktig blød eftersmag. Islandsk kvalitetsøl på øverste hylde. Snegurochka (397) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2013
330ml bottle bought in Reykjavik and shared at Rating Session 20.08.12. Tawny body, beige head and fair lacing. Inviting aroma and rich taste of smoked sausage and mutton, salt, juniper, tar, earth and metal, some mouldy notes in aroma and some peppery notes in taste. It’s like a good whiskey or cognac, and really something to enjoy in the Polar night period.
AirForceHops (7806) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draft @ Lord Hobo. Pitch black liquid with a thin tan head that left good retention. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and a bit of smoke. Flavor of deep chocolate malts, charred barley and a big amount of smoke. Palate is medium to full body, slightly oily texture. Alcohol is well hidden but the smoke is just too overwhelming for me. A smoked lover will really enjoy this brew. Holmen2 (4031) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
Aroma as you would expect of a imperial stout. The smoked malt is in the taste. A well balanced beer! Dashimus (255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle from Vinbud at Borganes, Iceland. Pours black with a very small dark tan head which fades to nothing. Aroma is roasted malt, strong smoke, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and spice. Taste is peppery with a moderate sweetness, but not overpowering. Body is medium with some bitterness but not much. Alcohol warmth finishes. Really quite good. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
My Bottom Line:patrick767 (4178) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2013
This Smoked Imperial Stout generates grapes, peppery spiciness, banana purée and peat for a most elegant sipper licked by alcohol warmth.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the darkness.
-Roastiness is light compared to the style average.
-The mouthfeel is cushy and not too heavy. This is a well leveled dessert.
-Sweetness is important, but not overdone in any way.
-Smoke appears as wooden and spicy in the nose, but then peaty in the finish.
tap at Dash In on March 9 - Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is very smoky though not strong otherwise. The flavor is also very smoky and is backed by rich roast malt with chocolate accents. It’s full bodied with a smoky finish. For me imperial stoutst go much better with smoke than traditional rauchbiers.