barncatmatt (2285) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
500ml bottle from the lcbo. pours black with a small tan head. smokey aroma over ripe red apple, and roasted malt. flavour start with big malt, smoke, chocolate and coffee, with a nice layer of fruitiness. wow. big, long rich and complex. world class. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Thanks to Norm!!! Black pour with a big light brown head. Smoke, chocolate, and light woody notes. Flavor is a tremendous balance of smoke, chocolate, espresso and lactose. Awesome brew! Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Now this is a stout! Great smokey aroma with chocolate and wood. Pours black with a dense tan head. Taste is sweet and smokey with a great coffee malt throughout. This is unforgettable. kjbryan (8) - Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
Had this on draft at The Local Option in Chicago. Started very good but got better and better as it warmed up a bit and allowed the flavors to really meld together. I do not usually enjoy smoke beers, but this one had almost a smoked meat flavor to it that left you wanting another drink and then another. One of the best beers I’ve had in recent memory! vipinvelp (4370) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
Very dark, black color with brown thick lip sticking glass lacing foam head. Aroma is dark coffee, roasted nuts and toffee. Taste is bittersweet, thich dark chocolate, smokey. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate. Very. very nice. (Göteborg 201208)
mikenebbs17 (7) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013 does not count
Nice smokey flavor of roasted hops and an aftertaste of chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a refreshingly light bitter taste.
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Bottle from Red White & Brew Chesterfield, OH. Almost black with tan ring. (No to confident about this glass) Ashy woody smoky burnt roasted earthy aroma. Smoky ashy burnt roasted coffee and caramel and chocolate minimal raisin fruity sweetness with big burnt smoky earthy woody medium bitter finish. Oily thick but not overwhelming palate. Amazing. SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Black with creamy tan head. Great velvety full body with medium carbonation.Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
Aroma: roasted malt, smoke, and a hint of soy sauce.
Taste: carob, dark fruit, cocoa, roasted malt, toasted malts, brown bread, hints of silage, and a bit of alcohol warmth.
A near perfect imperial stout. Bitter roasted malts meets smoke, ash, sweet chocolate and a strong alcohol finish, tickles the nose nicely. Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 Pours an opaque black with a nice brown head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of peat, smoke, campfire, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, campfire, peat, sweet dark chocolate and bitter cocoa. Nicely balanced beer with a medium high carbonation and body which the smoked malts give a bit of a misperception on how big the beer actually is. Great balance overall.