joergen (28140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Malmö.
Black coloured with a fast disappearing beige head.
Roasted aroma of smoke with notes of liquorice and fruits.
Roasted flavour of fruits and liquorice with notes of smoke and hops.
Dry roasted finish. Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2009
Draught. Black with brown head. Roasted, smoked and tar. Sweet and strong. Nice port but on the alcoholic side. Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
Bottle. High creamy and lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Powerful smoked barley malt aroma with coffee and hops. Smoke coffee liquorice flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste. Moderate hops bitterness. charlotte (5386) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle.Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma is rosted and mild smoked aroma of chocolate and caramel,full body and creamy rosted finish. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle at the Bishop’s Arms, Stockholm, 15th Feb 2010 (with Phyllis and Sandy!) Pitch black with a line of tan head. Alcohol, dark fruits, smoky caramel on the nose and tongue. Nice! Strength is reasonably well hidden.
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Draught at Bishops Arms, V:a Hamngatan, Göteborg. Black beer with a brownish head. Coffee and licorice aroma, tar, sweetish, roasted. Smoky burnt sweetish flavor, strong, bitter notes, tar and licorice. larsniclas (7075) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Draught at BAJT
Black with a beige head.
Roasted and sweet with licorice, tar and some coffee and caramelle..
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
500 mL bottle. (bb 14.09.2013). Opaque brown-black, with a nice brown head. Aroma of smoke, sweet something, overripe fruit. Flavour is dominated by smoke and maraschino cherries, with some roast, booze and cocoa. More fruit invades as it warms, to the point that I’m tasting Jolly Ranchers. Needs more roast. A little sweet up front, but there is a boozy bitterness in the finish. Good body. Overall, though, something’s just not working here for me. And it’s not the smoke. The smoke is fine, not too strong. It’s just too fruity. Or something. Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
My first Icelandic beer.
Okay, big deal...
Very creamy and dark brown with a head that looked like a chocolate shake. Some smokiness in the aroma, but a lot of malt as well. A coffee taste with a bit too much residual sweetness and just a touch of bitterness. Then, right at the end of its lengthy aftertaste, I caught a touch of smokiness. Powerful stuff. TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2010
Pitch black color, with light brown head. Tobacco leaves, snuff, milk chocolate, lots of roasted malts and a touch of smoke, slightly sweet nose. The mouth is surprisingly sweet and wham smoke hits and it is just about smoked gouda then some gouda, but too sweet, for what it is. A bit unbalanced. Liquorice. Interesting, but think a drier more roasty version would be excellent.