drjay44 (3891) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
500 ml. Bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body......nose is light coffee, chocolate, hints of smoke.....taste is light chocolate, mild coffee, hints of smoke, finishing with a moderate smoke hop bitter tone.....mouth feel medium, carbonation adds acid tingle. This is obviously a Stout. The smoke was done with a light hand with the result that it falls within the Robust Stout category. This is nicely balanced, but not particularly complex. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7 gyllenbock (10027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
Sample at Malmö Öl & Whiskyfestival 2013. (labeled as Xbeeriment Smoked Stout)
Black with a medium, creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, some smoke, chocolate and coffee. Also some ash in a nice full body. Tasty.
Habanero (4911) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a good lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A delicious stout.★★★★ Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle labelled as #44 @Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Aroma sweet, lots of sweet dark malts, chocolate with smoked notes. Taste is sweet, chocolatey with some bitter malt notes. Bitterness fairly high. jgb9348 (6586) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Dark brown coloured body with a very prominent ruby and violet glow near the bottom, with a thin, half centimetre tall light-brown head. Aroma of smoked peat, nuts, earth, raisins, alcohol, a bit of coffee and some milk sugars as well. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt and peat flavours with a bit of soy sauce and a little earth, but a very thin finish and a bitterness that is pungent. Aftertaste has a bit of an oaky, earthy finish of malt and peat, but the sugars don’t exist and the complexity isn’t much more than a cup of starbucks (read overroasted) coffee. Overall, not such a great beer and perhaps missing a stride along the way in the flavour profile and finish - this one didn’t have the legs. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 28-May-2012 for US$9.95 sampled at home in Washington on 12-February-2013, the day of the State of the Union Address for the first address of the second term of President Obama’s presidency.
hallinghansen (3474) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle @ home. Black body with a large light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, sweet. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, smoke, sweet. obguthr (6829) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Coffee and soil nose. Cloudy brown, thick head. Char and soil flavor, astringent. mike_77 (7234) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
Very dark brown colour. Flavour is on the whole far too sour. Body is really thin and watery. mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at Apex, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of light smoke and medium roasted malt – not too smoky. Flavour of lightly ashy smoke, roasted malt and some dry cocoa. Full-bodied, with a tasteful amount of smoke. Very solid stuff. Leighton (22818) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours black-brown with a fine, white foam head. Tangy dark malt nose. More tangy dark malts in the flavor, some dusty cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, light roast, mild tang. Seems old, not in top condition. Would be kind of weak to bring an out-of-shape beer to the fest. But this beer was just OK.