dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle @ home, tfs vaiz. Aroma is awesome stouty hoppy liquorice spicy goodness. Very nice. Flavour is a very nice and dry roasted malt spicy stouty goodness. Awesome. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle at home. Black pour, solid tan head. Aroma is roasted, dark fruits like blueberry and cherry, licorice and coffee. Flavor is dry, roasted, burnt, licorice and cough syrup. Bitter and full bodied. Nice thick flavor and decent balance. Great brew. Strykzone (7430) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2011
16 + ounce bottle from The Wine and Cheese Place. A black beer that has a nice fluffy tan head that very slowly fades. I smell light cocoa with smoke and nuts in the pleasant aroma. Chocolate is the first thing tasted and it is like fudge. After that I taste earthy hops that also add fruit and a bit of bitterness. Molasses is tasted. This is sweet and nicely complex. Hops grow with warming. If you don’t like this beer then wait a while and the flavor will change. The feel is very creamy and smooth. Sweeter beers are in my wheelhouse and this definitely qualifies. Well done. It is almost Presidential! ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, smoke, vanilla, molasses, black licorice, and a hint of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of dark chocolate malts with some raisin and other dark fruits and some black licorice. Through the middle, some vanilla and smoke comes through with some molasses. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate, smoke, vanilla, dark fruits, molasses, and a touch of booze.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch creamy with a sweet and smokey finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced smoked stout with a nice blend of smoke flavor and base stout. VsXsV (4470) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium to big light tan head. Aroma of peat, chocolate, smoke, toffee, coffee and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, peat, chocolate, biscuit and toffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very nice with a balanced smokiness.
MartinT (9961) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
My Bottom Line : malrubius (2929) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2015
This wealthy Smoked Stout develops molasses, dark chocolate and peat smoke atop juicy fruitiness and resinous hops in a beautifully cohesive whole.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam tops the darkness.
-Mineral angles appear here and there.
-The nose doesn’t share as many intricacies as the flavor profile.
-The peat smoke is well surrounded by chocolate malt flavors and residual sugars.
Bottle from Brewfest on ’super markdown" though they don’t tell you that the disties are dumping retired old beer. Black with tan head and lace. Smoky oxidized aroma with raisin dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Roasted chocolate coffee subdued fruit woody bitterness with hints of citrus and lingering smoke. Full body creamy. Pretty excellent despite its age. Glad I bought it. Japalo (1887) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2017
[email protected]olsvammel (7249) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2013
Black Small head. Still carbonated. Best bedste april 2012. Intens roasted malt. Dark dried raisin prunes flavours. Slight smoke. Low bitterness. The citrus gone. The age AS done miracles for this brew. Complex. Very drinkable.
Sample at SBWF 2013. Sweet and malty smell with whisky, oak and vanilla. Similar taste. Not very smoky, more sweet woody vanilla. Very nice. Lilja (3280) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
Smak och doft av choklad, ,malt, vanilj, fat, läder, laktris, torkad frukt med toner av en lätt rökighet. Rund och len, välbalanserad, fruktig. Beska med smak av bitter mörkchoklad.