vipinvelp (4580) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
Very dark, black color with brown thick lip sticking glass lacing foam head. Aroma is dark coffee, roasted nuts and toffee. Taste is bittersweet, thich dark chocolate, smokey. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate. Very. very nice. (Göteborg 201208) liiisa (2) - - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
Black and thick texture. The scent doesn’t have a lot of smoke in it. Not the "smokeiest" smoked beer I’ve had, but really nice flavour. Chocolate and smoked meat. Like dinner and a dessert! Patrickctenchi (6806) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours black with a huge, dark brown, cola-like head.
Scent is smoked meat, chocolate, roasted malt.
Flavour is smoky chocolate/ash with a dark wine undertone.
Slight alcohol warmth and bitter....some acidity.
Very...very....nice stuff. RobertDale (6977) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
500 ml. bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, smoke, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and dark fruits. A bit of alcohol comes through. Very nice! wlajwl (7201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Aroma is bread, fruit and smoke. The flavor is malts, smoke/BBQ, fruit, mild vinous notes and an acidic/tart finish.
Aurelius (5651) - 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 (6334) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (14955) - 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 (10261) - 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!