Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Smokehouse aroma was initially very aggressive, but breathing and warming improved the complexity. Aroma: Creosote, bacon, prunes, olives and molasses notes there. Sweet, smoky fruity with some parched soy and other roast. Alcohol fumes collectedd in a tulip glass if you don’t keep it moving. Appearance: Brown-black, opaque with a fine-grained tan head. Good bottle and label. Flavor! Wow, this was really nicely played. Up front, some mineral/salty qualities followed by bitter chocolate, roasted nuts, light smoke, stone fruit, lightly sweet. Warming. Finish has alcohol and cocoa bitterness and some pencil shavings. Mouthfeel alternated between being slippery and being chalky/cheesy. Like ceramic slip. Formidable. New Leaf Market (Holy Sticker Shock, Batman! There wasn’t a price tag, and I was a bit surprised to pay $10 for a continental pint outside of a bar.) Marheb (5752) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Les notes de fumées sont profondes sans être envahissantes. L’assaut du chocolat noir en bouche est impressionnant et s’harmonise avec délicatesse. Très impressionné par tout ce qu’elle m’offre en ce moment. kjbryan (8) - Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
Had this on draft at The Local Option in Chicago. Started very good but got better and better as it warmed up a bit and allowed the flavors to really meld together. I do not usually enjoy smoke beers, but this one had almost a smoked meat flavor to it that left you wanting another drink and then another. One of the best beers I’ve had in recent memory! kermis (13363) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours black with a short lived brown head. Aroma of burnt malt, light smoke, cocoa, coffee, light overripe dark fruit. The smokiness comes out a lot more when it hits the mouth with balanced over medium sweetness and bitterness. Full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation. deanso (10132) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 15, 2012
33cl bottle shared with and courtesy of Kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Great smooth taste. Some chocolate and some alcohol and a very nice brew. Well done!
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours very dark and thick with a smallish head. Super smoky in both taste and smell. Very heavy on the palate, but extremely tasty. dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
A big, bad smoky stout with chocolate and black pepper complimenting the abundant smoke. Iphonephan (6987) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
From a bottle at Micro Bar in Reykjavik. Pours dark and translucent with a frothy head. Smoky aroma and taste, with a hint of caramel. Toasted malt finish A really tasty and well put together beer. IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
500 ml bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is chocolate, a hint of anise, and light smoke. Black with and very small brown edge and a medium tan head. Flavor is smoke, chocolate, and hints of bitter, sweetness, roasted coffee, and light pepperiness. Actually a nice smoked without overpowering smokiness so that the rest of the nuances show through. rondphoto (4445) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Opaque brown/black with a long-lasting head and light streaks of lace. Great brew for long sunless days and nights - roasted malt with a warming smoke taste that drops off little by little with each successive sip. A little dark fruit cake in the last of the palate, only to give way to a bitter burnt malt at the end. Late in the finish, alcohol provides appealing warmth.. Very smooth drinking, solid addition for anyone who likes a warming brew on a cold night.