italianjohn (3281) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Black pour ruby hue thin beige head ..... aroma of smoke, roasted and caramel malts with light chocolate malt as well ..... taste is of smoked peat malt, bitter dark chocolate and bitter roasted malts ... finish has lingering bitter and roasted flavor .... smokey as heck at first but once this warms it balances out ... abv hidden well bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Caramel and smoke aroma. Smoke and caramel flavor with light earth and light bacon. Medium-plus bodied. Bacon and smoke lingers with light chocolate and light earthiness. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
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 (39) - Vaasa, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
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 (4497) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2012
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
poured black with tan head. smelled smokey and burnt malts. Tasted smokey with a bi of alcohol in end good Yorker (2082) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
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 (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
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 (3797) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2012
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 (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2012
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.