Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Very dark with a thin head. The aroma is smoky...a different type of smoke with some chocolate character as well. Rich smoke with lots of chocolate that blends well with the smoke. An intense imperial porter with a fairly rich smoke character, this is fun stuff. Iceland has come a long way from the days of Viking Lager. yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. It pours a black body under a dense, finger-thick tan head, looking really gorgeous. There’s some smoked notes in the aorma, almost like a blend of smoked fish and bacon, but in a nice way. Burnt malts, peat, some alcohol and sweetness as well. The flavor is rather sweet, with roasted, peaty malts and a faint note of vanilla. Full-bodied and pleasantly warming. Long finish with sweetness, burnt malts and a little vanilla. There’s some dms as well in the beer, but just a tiny touch of it, else it’s a quite wonderful one, sure didn’t expect this from Iceland a year ago. 090720 jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of BBQ, smoke and roasted chocolate malt. Taste of BBQ, smoke, coffee roast and roasted chocolate malt. Smoky. brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
Pours nearly black in color with a tall tan head. It’s certainly smokey. There is quite a bit of roasted malt and a touch of salted nuts. Pretty simple and straightforward aroma. A light sweetness on the palate; some toffee and a bit of chocolate to go with lots of roasted malt and smoke. There is a slight alcohol flavor in the background. Dedollewaitor (16056) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
33Cl. Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Ohh.. Have had my eyes on this since the first ratings ticked in years back. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Sweet and hard roasted malts with a touch of smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Dry roasted end. Very nice.
FatPhil (15975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)MiP (15650) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
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.
Bottle, 9.4%. The aroma starts out citric but turns saltily smoked. Clear dark brown colour, deep chestnut. OK brown head. The flavour is nicely smoked, a ham/bacon type of smoke, pleasantly woody. Roasted and sweetish malt base with a boozy finish, alcohol bitterness. Benzai (15486) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2011
Completely opaque black with a small brown head. Smell smoke, coffee, dark malts, chocolate, roasty. Taste soft, coffee, roasty, burned malts. Very much smokey aftertaste. Very good balance, alcohol well hidden. Full body with soft but good carbonation. Suits the beer, good stuff! Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle at home. Pitch black - big brown head. Chocolate. Sweetness. Nice smokey. High malty. Medium hoppy. Light bitterness. Very nice. Light licorice. Very nice. bhensonb (15096) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma is smoke. Not bacon. Just aroma of wood smoke. Med body. Flavor begins sort of cola, then it’s pleasant wood smoke. Very mellow smokey finish.