PorterPounder (8288) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
Tallahassee, FL - New Leaf Market - 500 ml bottle. Dark black as tar pour with a ring of light brown lacing. Nice smoky aroma with hints of pipe tobacco and licorice. Flavor matches the intensity of the aroma. Roasty, smoky flavor, not meaty smoky, but can still feel the presence of the smoke. Some chewing tobacco notes, a bit of saltiness, some black coffee notes. Rich, creamy mourthfeel. Good one to keep warm by the fire in Iceland I’m sure. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle and served in my NB Worthy glass: Pours a very deep brown hue with a mostly lasting head and spotty lace, some oily legs. The aroma is earthy and shows moderate use of smoked malts, some chocolate, roast and black malts along with black pepper, a liquorice dark fruit and tobacco like esters. The taste is actually nicely balance, not too heavy on the smoke and you can indeed taste the imperial stout character of sweet and charred malts, a bit woody and even a touch of espresso like bitterness. The mouth feel is lush and oily, medium to heavy bodied. The alcohol is somewhat hidden leading to an as expected ashy finish. I really like this and would buy more. Recommended. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours black with a medium tan head...creamy looking...good lacing. Aroma has nice smokiness and roastiness.. flavor is roasty, smoky chocolate...gets smokier as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium/full...creamy with a roasty smoky finish. PhillyBeer2112 (2895) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Pours v dark brown-black, brown head. Aroma is campfire smoke and chocolate liqueur. Flavor similar with a tannic astringency and some lingering alcoholic heat. jbardin (169) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle at Sunset Beer Co. in Echo Park. Pours a murky brown-black, smells like BBQ, tastes like burnt brown sugar, left on the stove too long to caramelize. Perhaps it was born on the rim of a volcano.
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chrisv10 (18504) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, hops and medium bitter. rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Opaque brown/black with a long-lasting head and light streaks of lace. Great brew for long sunless days and nights - roasted malt with a warming smoke taste that drops off little by little with each successive sip. A little dark fruit cake in the last of the palate, only to give way to a bitter burnt malt at the end. Late in the finish, alcohol provides appealing warmth.. Very smooth drinking, solid addition for anyone who likes a warming brew on a cold night. deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 15, 2012
33cl bottle shared with and courtesy of Kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Great smooth taste. Some chocolate and some alcohol and a very nice brew. Well done! odinstyr (806) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a minimal tan head. Smells of woodsmoke, chocolate, nuts, syrupy glaze. Taste is smoky, sweet, and bitter - chocolate, bacon, moderate hops. An excellent combination of smoked and stout styles. tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Sample pour into snifter. Deep dark pour with a full finger tan head. Aroma is sweet hickory, rich and roasted malts. BBQ! Sweet rich wood. Flavor follows, sweet smokiness, smooth malt, little to no sweetness from malt, heavy and full flavored. Definitely enjoyable.