HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From the bottle poured a dark brown brew with a brown head. Fragrance of sweet burning rubber. Medium bodied with a nasty sweet smoky flavor. tia (2160) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
RG 19. Bottle. Fairly dark with dissipating tan head. Smells like smoked gouda. Tastes smoky and sweet. Tangy. asheft (3062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
[bottle at BJCP study session]
Sourish coffee and mocha aroma with some faint rauchmalz notes. Clear red highlights an opaque black under a brown ring and patch. Bittersweet chocolate flavour that begins sweet and ends dry. Faint rauchmalz smokiness. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, sweet, sour and bitter finish. MrBunn (2810) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle that was opened with some excitement... First thing I notice is a fizzy head that makes me worry a bit... Way too much and way too fizzy for an imperial stout. Doesn’t smell infected, though, so I charge on. It’s about two thirds of the glass fizz when after the pour, but aromas are yummy... Just a hint of smoke, but loads of dark fruit and burnt sugar. Flavor is fruit heavy... Prunes, black cherries, and such... With a bit of smoke on the tail end. Pretty decent, maybe a little thin for an imperial stout, but I’d take another... If I could afford it... thegreenrooster (4373) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pour is a all black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt with some smoke, nothing over the top, and some molasses. Flavor is more smoky than the aroma but still not a total meat bomb. Some thick and heavy malt show up with some sugary black molasses. I agree with another rater on here that this is more of a smoked than an impy stout. No real hops are present but it is still a damn tasty beer with the smoke and dark malts fighting it out.
Seffle (461) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
Maffig rökig. Välmatad stout.
Eftersmaken ändå inte vad doften lovar.
Bär sin promille med den äran.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hayduke (5188) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
The 500 ml bottle came from Paul’s Grocery in McCall, ID from the discount bin.where I paid $6.,98. Poured jet black with a huge foamy tan head. Thick lacing. Nose of roasted malts with a big dose of smoke.
full body. Very creamy mouthfeel.. Flavor is rich with lots of smoky matls and some chocolate. Light bitterness in the finish. Really good smoked beer sseb69 (1908) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
Bouteille 500 ml. 9.4%. Couleur noire opaque, mousse brune. Arôme de chocolat, café noir et fumée du grill. En bouche, sirupeuse, douce, équilibre incroyable entre le malt grillé, café, alcool, fumée et notes de choco. Finale avec une légčre amertume, pain grillé, café..un peu de bois vanillé. Excellent équilibre. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a nice old black with a resilient beige head. Smell is smoke, coffee and black chocolate. Taste is smoke, coffee, burnt caramel, roast, somewhat salty. Finish is smoke, pinetree, ash, burnt. Lots of lingering smoke. Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Style on the bottle said Smoked Imperial Stout - I felt this lacked complexity for an Imperial Srtout, but it was quite a good smoked beer. poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2012
16.9 oz bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head with good retention. Aroma initially consists of dough and Whoppers before the smokiness comes through. Taste is smoky and chocolatey and ends on a bitter note. Mouthfeel is oily and the carbonation is medium to soft. Nice one.