dfearnley (2146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017 scantron (63) - Ontario, - APR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
April 6, 2012: 9.4% abv; 500mL bottle, cellared, BBD: 26/09/2014; rock glass.
Aromas of dark chocolate,leather, booze and some sweet notes of dark fruit. This just makes me thirsty. Pours black. Deep tan head about 1/2". Pretty viscous looking stuff. Initial tastes of espresso, smoke and a very smokey jerky. As it warms, there is very evident dark chocolate and light fruitiness, as well as a mild herbal aftertaste. Silky and full bodied with a very light carbonation. This is some nice stuff. Overall, pretty delicious. This is my second go-around with this beer and it is still a bit too smokey for my taste. Though honestly, it’s a smoked stout. The light dark fruit tastes are great, though.
Beer shared at RBAG 2017. Thanks me. Aroma is toasted malt. caramel, and dark malt. Taste is boozy rye, smoked malt and stuff. Ferris (15389) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle - Dark cocoa and some light smoke. Jet black brown with a decent beige head. Cocoa and some light smoke with a long roasty bitter finish. NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2017
Faska, Inferno Lund. Svart öl med ett större brunt skum. Doft och smak är mjölksocker, choklad, rökighet, rökt korv, trä och rostad malt. nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2017
750 ml. no bottling date. Ebony with an inch of sponge on a hard pour, settling to a thin creamy film. Aroma is smoke, toffee, cherry, soy and coffee. Tastes of sourish cherry/berry mix and caramel are quickly overtaken by some smoky/charred wood. Finish has soy, smoked beef, sour cream and molasses. Medium-heavy body has smooth medium carbonation and a nice balance. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Near black and looking opaque. Smaller dense tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Just a hint of toasted oak. Feel is rich, nearly a touch too heavy. Flavors start sweet and generally stay sweet. Dark fruit, mild herbal hops, and cocoa. A bit of alcohol spice. Roasted malt and ever so gentle toasted/smoky oak. A beer by the fire pit on the ski slope type brew.
Maits (479) - ESTONIA - MAR 16, 2017
Black beer with small brown thick head. Aroma is full of chocolate roasted bread, malty. Taste is medium bitter, smokey, light sweet with alcohol taste. Full body, oily texture. mmahut (1859) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2017
Ďakujem Zuzka :) Pours in black oily body with medium brown head with short retention. Aroma has roasty profile upfirst and is followed by coffee, grainy sweetness, toasty, background chocolate. Taste has medium earthy bitterness with smokey sweetness with alcohol warmness in the after taste. Body is slick, full, oily texture, noticiable alcohol. mauritsio (931) - FINLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle from iceland. Black with not much head. Smoky, coffee, dark fruits, rich texture. Some sweetness. Maakun (5589) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
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 (1133) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
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.