NordicV (2332) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2017 MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This Smoked Imperial Stout generates grapes, peppery spiciness, banana purée and peat for a most elegant sipper licked by alcohol warmth.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the darkness.
-Roastiness is light compared to the style average.
-The mouthfeel is cushy and not too heavy. This is a well leveled dessert.
-Sweetness is important, but not overdone in any way.
-Smoke appears as wooden and spicy in the nose, but then peaty in the finish.
Faska, Inferno Lund. Svart öl med ett större brunt skum. Doft och smak är mjölksocker, choklad, rökighet, rökt korv, trä och rostad malt. nearbeer (5373) - 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 (6216) - 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 (433) - 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 (910) - FINLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle from iceland. Black with not much head. Smoky, coffee, dark fruits, rich texture. Some sweetness. Maakun (5408) - 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 (1066) - 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. suurjuust (3504) - ESTONIA - NOV 27, 2016
330ml bottle. Black beer, small beige head. Nose is smoke, tar, roast, chocolate, burned notes, malt. Flavor is sweet, burned and roasty, dark chocolate. Finishes with tar, coffee, smoke, roasty acidity, . Tarry retronasals and lingerin warm alcohol. Lighter palate than I’d expect from a smoked istout. More burned than smokey, but pretty nice nonetheless. Kauge (1932) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle. BB 05.06.2019. Pours really dark brown with big-bubbled (not too attractive) beige head. Lovely aroma: smoky, thick and sweet, autumn apples, Tastes sweet and malty, roast and overripe autumn apple sweet sourness. Velvety smooth on the palate. Carbonation near minimum. So easy-drinking despite the somewhat harsh finish which goes well with the overall character. Correction: as it warms, the harsher it gets! And alcoholic. And that’s not pleasant. A (relatively) quick drinking Imperial Stout that is. Good, still good.