Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Black with a red hue, lasting off-white head. Licorice dominates the aroma, also some caramel and alcohol. Dry and roast flavour, some wood notes, sweet and roast finish. Stuu666 (13367) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, smoky, taste is similar, dry. bierkoning (13349) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Deep dark brown color, almost black. Beechwood, cream and a bit of soap in the aroma. Medium bodied. Creamy, soapy flavor with beechwood, cheese and lychee. Long smoky aftertaste. BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
22-oz bottle. Pours black with brown hints and a medium frothy tan head; lined lacing. Smoked dark roasted malt aroma, some chocolate notes, but not much going on here. Heavy bitter start with smoked dark roasted malt and chocolate with an acidic light finish. Full bodied and dark fizzy palate. kermis (13230) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Tasting at Beer Temple. Black pour with small tan head. Aroma is light with a slight milkiness. Flavour has milk, roasted malts and grapefruit. Smoke comes through in the finish.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a thick tan head. I typically do not care much for smoked beers, but this one had great character and flavor. Dogbrick (13006) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2003 Another great beer from Stone. This one is not as edgy as Arrogant Bastard but still unique. Very dark color with a thin and lasting beige head. The aroma is smokey of course. Medium body, and the smoked flavor was not overpowering and complemented the malt perfectly. Slight bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. Well done. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
It pours a nice dark brown with some reddish hues, the head is thick and foamy. The head is slightly tan. It holds for a bit then recedes to some pretty nice lacing.
It smells like an IPA with some brown sugar thrown in, Stone loves their hops huh. There is a hint of roastiness but much less than expected.
The flavor isn’t hoppy bitter, but it has a considerable amount of hop flavor. There is also a hint of smokiness and some caramel sweetness.
It is a bit mixed up but overall it is a decent brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-23-2010 04:22:19 Rune (12730) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2010
Big bottle shared with OleR at Håndverkerstuene. Devil black body tinged with a brownish shade. Silky surface with a few dimples. Smell of earthy malts and candy sweetness. Smoked accented flavour, well integrated with the sweetness and dryness of chocolate malts. Bitter undertones towards the finish. Nice mouthfeeling and quite well bodied (Oslo, 19.03.2010). thewolf (12590) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle. [thank you sk8viking].
Pours blackish with a clear red-ness around the edges. A small creamy dark beige head settles nicely on top, before quickly becoming a thin film. Aroma is quite sweet, with a clear smoky edge. There are roasted caramel, a little coffee, some distant cherries as well. Quite high carbonation, making the beer relatively fresh. Flavour is great! There is some mild roasted tones, a good deal of chocolate, and only after a little while, the smokyness hits me - slow-burning. A nice well-rounded bitterness rounds it up nicely. A really great brew!