Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - JAN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, LCBO. Pitch black, small bubbly tan head. Lots of smoke and some chocolate in rich pleasing aroma. Rich chocolate in taste complemented by nicely balanced smoke and a medium body. Alcohol present and complimentary. Just an incredibly well put together beer - very impressed.
mauritsio (864) - FINLAND - JAN 27, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from iceland. Black with not much head. Smoky, coffee, dark fruits, rich texture. Some sweetness.
Maakun (4644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at pre-THT. Black with small beige head. Roasted malts, light cow dung, some smoke, dark chocolate, dead leaves, touch of marzipan, light grass and herbs, brown sugar. Medium sweet and bitter. Bit over medium bodied.
AleRider78 (897) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a large amount of foamy brownish head and has a pitch black appearance. Head leaves a very thin blanket over top. Good lacing. Aromas are of average intensity. Mostly roasted grainy malts, smokey, light coffee, resin hops. Can sort of feel the alcohol in this one, not too strong a taste but still apparent. Has a wood burnt smokey flavour with dark roasted malts, somewhat spicy, earthy hops. Yeasty as well, maybe even a tiny bit of brown sugar. Strong bitterness on the palate. Leaves a puckering warming sensation. medium carbonation, slightly excessive. Full bodied mouthfeel. Not too bad, could not drink more than this bottle though.
suurjuust (3228) - ESTONIA - NOV 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Black beer, small beige head. Nose is smoke, tar, roast, chocolate, burned notes, malt. Flavor is sweet, burned and roasty, dark chocolate. Finishes with tar, coffee, smoke, roasty acidity, . Tarry retronasals and lingerin warm alcohol. Lighter palate than I’d expect from a smoked istout. More burned than smokey, but pretty nice nonetheless.
Kauge (1743) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. BB 05.06.2019. Pours really dark brown with big-bubbled (not too attractive) beige head. Lovely aroma: smoky, thick and sweet, autumn apples, Tastes sweet and malty, roast and overripe autumn apple sweet sourness. Velvety smooth on the palate. Carbonation near minimum. So easy-drinking despite the somewhat harsh finish which goes well with the overall character. Correction: as it warms, the harsher it gets! And alcoholic. And that’s not pleasant. A (relatively) quick drinking Imperial Stout that is. Good, still good.
agent_persik (701) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour, small head. Aroma of roasted malted, smoke, chocolate, coffee, biscuit, vanilla, hops. Sweet bitter taste with medium hoppy bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice smoked stout.
VamboladeTolly (1774) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with small brown head. Aroma: smoked fish skin, roasted, dark dried plums, coffee, hay. Taste: smoked malts, weak sweetness with sourness, some bitterness, well farmed raddish, coffee, dark chocolate. Everything is like good but something is bothering in that beer. Full body. Bitter.roasted finish. Nice.
phfyysik (1069) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, toasted bread, malts, some coffee, light sweetness, chocolate cake, some bitterness. Taste is mild, chocolate, muffins, cream, some toast, oily, dark coffee, chocolate caramel pudding. Some smokiness comes out in aftertaste but is rather humble. Nice beer!
BKHansen (77) - Praestř, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl flaske, Sort, lille skumkrone, kaffe, rřg. God fylde, rimelig bitterhed og rřget eftersmag.
Ĺrgang: 2012 og havde udlřb i 2014.
FatPhil (15107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Black, tight tan head. First hit is a stabley leathery sweaty salty smokiness. Behind that, there’s a sweet roast, some burntness, but not harsh. Full sweet palate, a little slick, pleasant carbonation. Taste is a slightl less smoky version of the aroma, the sugar’s taken up the reins as the dominant thrust. There is some alcohol there too. But it’s an OK rich roast. Finish pleasantly bitter with old dry hops, and a touch burnt. OK, but not wowing me.