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. demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2012
(From a non smoke lover) This is a great stout in many ways, but the lingering smoke aftertaste just turns me off. I wouldn’t have rated it but i wanted the Iceland check. neontb (68) - - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle pour in Iceland. Maybe this beer is just not my style, but I thought it was horrendous. Smoky flavor tastes artificial and its nearly syrupy. I will never touch this beer again. mojorisn (26) - - DEC 22, 2012
I drank this a few times last year. I like it a lot but I can’t rave about it. This year I picked it up again and I must say it’s an odd bird, and of course that’s a good thing. There’s a bit of chocolate in the aroma but most roasted coffee and a lot of smoke. Palate is good but I think it could work better with less carbonation. Taste is very nice though, but not a standout for me. A bit boring but also nice in that way, if this we’re to be my favourite style or something, it exudes a classic quality. Very dry and subtle, with an understated sweetness and very bitter smoky lengthy finish. A nice beer to savour if in the mood, but by no means a thirst quencher.
beer_est_deus (1300) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
Svart med fast brunt skum. Doft: Trä, rök, lakrits, kakao, örter, vanilj. Smak: Must, kakao, rökt kött, lakrits, frukt, kaffe, mineraler. Lagrad lite mer än ett år och bla märkt att alkohol smaken och sötman minskat markant, vilket är bra. Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. I love this pour ... that kind where the head rises to the top via a beautiful cascade of carbonation that makes you think of the beginning of the Matrix. It settles into a deep-black beer with a thick, pock-marked tan head. The nose is of gritty, dirty ashtray smokiness. This drinks with a definite smoked character, but is mingled with a surprisingly sweet stout underneath. Where are my cigars? (#4864, 12/20/2012) hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Mildly smoky aroma, sweet roasty malt coming through. Chocolate aroma as it warms. Beautiful appearance, completely black and viscous with a dark brown head. Great taste, heavy and sweet but not cloying, notes of smoke and chocolate. Not much if any hop bitterness. Palate is amazing, full bodied, oily, rich. Short finish. Great beer. Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle poured black with a dark tan head and minimal head with fair lacing. Aromas of smoked malts, subtle coffee and chocolate notes with a hint of hops. Flavors of smoke and pete, subtle citrus notes, with coffee and chocolates. The Finish - smoke throughout, Bitter sweet chocolate and coffee, there is a peated presence reminiscent to a scotch whisky, very different expression quite nice...really! kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours almost black shade of red with thick tan head. Smells of chocolate and molasses. Tastes more mills than the smell. Lots of bitter chocolate, very smooth with dry finish.