Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of lithy/TheCheeseMan. Pours almost black with a warm reddish glow and a light brown head. Very peaty aroma, greasy tar and charcoal. Solid body, hard roast malt, salty licorice and heavy peat with a slight tartness. Subdued bitterness. Interesting. 150311 Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with an off-white head. Aroma is tons of smoke and a little roasted chocolate. Taste is tons of smoke still, wood, a little charred, coffee, and a big roasted finish. And then even later a campfire finish. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle courtesy trade. Pours a murky brown color with a ring of tan head. Aroma is very smoky, wood and bacon grease. Flavor is beefy, smoky and bacon with dry charcoal ash on the finish. Very smoked and beefy. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a short dark tan head. The aroma picked up a thick dose of campfire smoke over near-burnt dark chocolate, molasses, and biscuity malts.. vanilla accented nicely.. just a touch heavy-handed, but no real complaints. The flavor found well-roasted dark chocolate and molasses malts at the core.. thick, ashy smoke was laced throughout and complementary.. more woody sourness, burnt malts, and the beginnings of alcohol warmth on the finish.. syrupy malts stuck at the end. Medium-plus bodied on the palate.. dry from the smoke treatment, but there were a lot of residual sugars at the end.. just an OK feel, but a very good beer. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Thanks Lou, a want for quite a while and now I get to enjoy a bottle .. . Pours a black cat brown, very low foam, no lacing .. . aroma of smoke, bbq, fire baked dough, burnt sugar, that melted sugar fruit dessert, and tar .. . mouth is like velvet, the 9% is very well integrated .. . the smoke level is nice, but what makes this a winner is how complex it it .. . i don’t what to write any more, the other half of this beer is waiting, and i don’t have any condoms.. . Voodoo who-do, told ya’ Richy! .. Thanks again Lou!!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
In short: A highly roasted (read burnt) and dry black beer with a touch of smoke. Okkbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2011
How: Bottle 12oz. Exact age unknown, but supposedly relatively fresh. Split two-way
The look: Black body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose has moderate roast (burnt wood), a tiny bit of smoke and a very light cardboard oxidation. Taste is burnt malts, burnt black cake, ashes, light chocolaty notes, a bit chalky, peat, charcoal, mild notes of smoke. Some earthy hops. Nothing fruity or refreshing here, everything is burnt and bone dry. I was surprised to learn this is a Smoke. The smoke notes were rather mild and I have had many roasted stouts that had as much of a smoky character as this beer. All in all, it was an ok beer for what it was but I was hoping for more. Maybe the bottle wasn’t all that fresh. I believe this is the first beer I have from the home of country music Nashville Tennessee. And to me country music is to entertainment what falling down a stairs is to transportation.
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a very dark (as in, I see my reflection in the glass!) brown/black with a 1 finger tan head that settles nicely to form a coaster on top of this smokey brew. The smoke, is well, pretty apparent in the nose as it should followed with some dark chocolate and vanilla notes. Starts off with a sweet dark roast flavor wtih some mild bitterness. The smoke is actually pretty subdued on this but lingers on for a while in the end. Medium mouthfeel. I’m not the biggest smoke beer fan, but this one I like for its well integrated smoke characteristics. peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle from Amy - thanks! Thinnish and quickly fading brown head. Aroma is char, smoke, roasted malt/caramel, light cherry in the middle, and I can swear I smell bacon (!?). Taste follows the aroma with a ton of smoke and char over the roasted malt. Very little cherry in the taste and some hop bitterness rounding out the finish. I like this beer - very tasty smoked porter. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 bottle. pours black with small beige head. aroma of sweet malts, rich smokiness, charred toast, and ample dark chocolate. heavily smoked flavor, with moderate sugar, spicy/bitter hops, and alcohol. quite rich and tasty. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
12 oz bottle thrown in as an extra by TheEpeeist. Chris, always surprising me. Pours a fairly dark brownish pour, some ruby copper edges and bottom. Not opaque, a frothy tannish moderate sized head sits atop, dies to an ok film, light lacing. Aromas are chocolate, roast, barley, touches of biscuits and bread. Light smokiness, touches of light infection notes. Brett, roasty, toffee, and light smokiness with cocoa and caramel coming up behind. Initial is thinner bodied, touches of roast, cocoa, light malty biscuits. Light cherry acidity, sourness just lightly but it does grow into a sour cherry domination with cherrywood smoked malt, lightly earthy, lingering acidity. Roasty malts are cut out, sweet malts and sour cherries remain. Maybe a retry down the road. The sour isn’t distracting, and it certainly remains drinkable, but I was just a little dissappointed in expecting a great smoked beer and getting sour cherry bliss.