PhillyCraft (7602) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Backlog, Tap at capones pours a midnight black with small tan head. Smell and flavor of char, coffee, chocolate, and molasses. Body is medium to full with a warming finish. Nice GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2017
12 oz bottle shared for Allagash’s Drink It Now Day. Black with not really any head. Aromas of smoke, roasty notes, dark chocolate, light licorice. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, smoke. Medium body with a dry finish. Aged very well for 6 or so years! egajdzis (6675) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoke, wood, char, roast, light cocoa. Taste of smokey malts, some roast, lighter fruitiness, smooth finish. Has aged exceptionally! ctipping (2180) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
12 oz. bottled poured into a goblet. Not quite jet black body with a wee bit of a tan colored head. It fades quickly leaving just a bit of lacing. Strong roasted malt flavor with some smoke. It smells like coffee and Islay scotch. The flavors complement each other well in the nose. I don’t think the smoke plays well in the taste, though. The flavor is immediately a strong bitter chocolate flavor. The bitterness is augmented by the hops. The smoke just adds to the bitterness. It comes off as unbalanced. Nice body to it. A bit chewy, which is surprising since it doesn’t have a lot of sweetness to it at all. Not a bad stout, just very very bitter. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, brown-black with a thin, tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, charcoal, roasted malt and licorice.
Taste of charcoal, roasted malt, licorice and chocolate.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
After more than four years, this brew has rounded out nicely. Delicious.
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Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. 5/12/14. Pours deep dark brown-black with a thin brown head. Aroma is smoke, chocolate, charcoal, char, dark roastiness, burnt malts, hickory, barbecue, hints of sweet malt (rye, etc). Smells amazing. Taste is dark malt, chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, char, burnt toast, coffee beans; finish is smoke and more smoke. Wow. Great flavor profile. Some light lacing throughout. Medium-full bodied. Low carbonation. Really interesting, smoky, tasty beer. Alcohol well-hidden. drsordr (2778) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle pour opaque black with minimal tan head. Nose smoke and peat. Very much like bacon or prosciutto or ham. Taste lots of roast, smoke, and savory. Some mid sweetness. Mild roast and sweet finish harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Current review on 23OCT12
Pours black with just a slight rim of mocha. Smells of smoke, some leather and more smoke - campfire smoke. Flavor is liquid smoke really not much else going on there - like sucking the dick end of a cigarette. Sad flavor. Medium, smooth body with low, but sharp carb. Not a good beer. Just because you make a smoked beer does not mean the beer should taste exclusively of smoke.
Original review 07DEC11
A: black, a little quilt of dark mocha foam falls to a web on the surface. No lace. Opaque.
S: Smoke, leather, molasses and anise. Some notes of bitter cocoa.
T: Fairly smoky with some dry dark malts. Actually, as I drink this, the more smoky it tastes.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Near dry finish.
O: Maybe dumping this in with a crock pot of lil smokies and barbeque sauce this would have been great. As it stands, meh. Overly smoky.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2012 fonefan (50011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Craig and Fin Sneak up in the middle of the NIGHT and drink all fonefans beer ].
Clear dark brown colour with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, wood, fire place smoke, alcohol. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet dark malt, roasted, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
12oz bottle, from Dilly Cafe. Black color. Small amount of head, but it’s a very nice darker brown color. Few bits of lace. Smokey, meaty nose. Indeed, pretty bacony, sort of savory. I like it. Some dark chocolate in the flavor, light hint of coffee. Big smoke all throughout, love it. Very smokey, but not ashy or burnt. Pretty sweet taste. Would like more bitterness, it’s predominantly sweet, with a light amount of bitter. Light bite in the finish. Nice smoked imperial stout. Love the big smoke, and it hides the alcohol well. Just a bit too sweet for me, personally.