StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2017
750 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a dense black color with a small tan head that has fair retention. The aroma is kind of muddled with indistinct mocha, grains and light smoke. The flavor, unlike the aroma, is a powerhouse with many complex tastes--such as bitter walnuts in the forefront followed by chocolates, mocha, vanilla, plums, anise, campfire smokiness and more bitter nuts. The palate was full sliky smooth and viscous, just perfect, and the carbonation was soft. Finishes long and dry with lingering bitter walnuts and anise. Overall: Top shelf stuff, I loved it.
Bottle, roasty, moderate mouthfeel, good balanced thickness, well made but the smokiness was odd. Didn’t really fit. BuckeyeBoy (7510) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2017
750ml bottle pours out black topped with a tan ring of a head. Nose is smoke rich malts chocolate some barrel notes. Taste is more of the rich malts chocolate plenty smoke and some ash. Palme (4778) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. Pours deep dark brown in the glass with only a small brown filmy top. Really smoky nose with chocolate and cocoa. This is how I like my smoked! Blended with coffee roasted malts and chocolate!. Bacon and ham. Smells quite nice this! More smoky bacon in the taste. Really nice. Soft prickling and oily in the mouth. Roasted, some cardboard towards the beefy tail. Tasty. 15.06.2013 Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2016
This brew is an inky black color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and chocolate. Medium to full body with flavors of burnt malt, fudge, earthy hops and wood. The finish is smokey with a woody and malty aftertaste. Pretty good all around. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, wood, roasted malt, and cocoa. Flavor of wood, chocolate, smoke, roasted/burnt grain, and toffee with a dry finish.
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2015
750ml bottle in a taster. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and smoked malts, chocolate and coffee, and some dough. Flavor the same. Smoother texture. A good beer. cobaink2 (667) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Large milk chocolate head. I get a slight bit of bourbon and mostly chocolatly goodness. I was hoping for more smokiness but not so much in my bottle. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle @ home, tfs vaiz! Aroma is smokey molasses, chocolate, peat, caramel, some fruity notes. Very promising. Flavour is bitter roasty and smokey liquorice, chocolate and malt. Also caramel, spices, this and that. LRAB. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at home. Aged two years. Black pour, solid tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, molasses, wood and some burnt malts. Flavor is quite bitter and roasted. Huge body and subtle carbonation. Still only a bit sweet. Very nice brew. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an averge frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate roasted malt, wood with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.