riversideAK (6252) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Salty sweet smoke on the nose with roasted malts, a little sugary notes, leather dark chocolate. Black pour with dark brown edges, thin tan head. Smokey sweet flavors of roasted malts, leather, chocolate. Smooth, moderate carbonation. Really nice to drink. Solid beer.
CueSheet (15) - Vaasa, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown beer with small brown head. Aroma is smoky roasted malt. Taste is sweet smoky roasted malt, liquorice, fruit and vanilla.
Tide (3331) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a friend. Dark brown color, white head. Strong taste with chocolate , liqourice and some coffee. A bit burnt finish with coffee. Very nice stout indeed.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured black with tan head. smelled smokey and burnt malts. Tasted smokey with a bi of alcohol in end good
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a small mocha head that fades leaving a little lacing. Aroma is smoke and peat. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, and a little bitter chocolate.
portableparty (2320) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown black with a fairly quick tan tight soapy head that dissipates to a thin collar. Aroma is awesome smokey jerky/meat locker and peat with hidden chocolate mixed in. Taste is bitter and peaty with roasted malt and bakers chocolate showing, but the bitterness really (in my opinion) changes the experience. Palate is medium and dry bitterness with a off putting finish. This had an amazing start and then fell to a better than average smoked brew.
drpimento (3305) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fabulous beer! Poured at a good temperature with massive light brown head that settled after a bit and some lace. Color is (apparently) a clear, dark, almost, black ruby red. Aroma is malt, roast, smoke, vanilla. Flavor’s like nose, with a subdued but very good balance between sweet, bitter, and carbonic tang. Also cocoa; smoke is there but very complimentary. Body is soft, full, lush, round with carbonation just right. Finish is surprisingly of average length despite the bold style of beer, making this exceedingly drinkable; slight booziness.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. My first Icelandic brew. The pour is just about pitch black, showing glints of mahogany in the right light. Moderate in size, a creamy, light brown head slowly deflates to a thin film with a small edge. Sudsy lace mostly rejoins the body. The nose is sweet and smoky, showing a malt-forward base of dark chocolate, reduced dark raisin, caramelized dates, and soft, sweet, mild smoke. The rustic fruitiness reminds me of pipe tobacco. Flavors follow suit, sweet and caramelized, with notes of burnt sugar, charred fruits, bittersweet chocolate, and slightly acrid, earthy, biting smoke. There’s a hint of ashiness as well. The palate is dense and laden with excessive sugars, drinking slow and syrupy. Carbonation is appropriately moderate, but it doesn’t do much to quell the laborious quaff. It’s not all that boozy, but the ashy finish is somewhat troublesome. Overall, not my thing. At least not anymore. At one time, I would’ve really enjoyed this brew, but in my old age I can hardly get through a glass of it. That’s more a testament to my change in taste than any deficiencies that this beer might show.
NachlamSie (3380) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Bruisin’. Pours an attractive deep dark brown with reddish tints and a frothy tan head. I like the smoky presence in the nose. Rather than meat or campfire, this one is like a Scotch or a cigar. Notes of vanilla, licorice, coffee, leather are also here. Palate is creamy, not extra heavy. The flavor also has that sharp smoke up front, cutting through the mix of chocolate, licorice, nuts and other malty attributes. I even get some dark fruit suggestion deep in the finish. Quite an enjoyable beer!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured black with a tan head. aroma was smoke, fudge, meat, and slight licorice. flavor was smoke, chocolate, and a dry roasty bitterness. body was light/medium with a silky feeling and light/medium carbonation.