Draft @ Dok Brewing Company, Ghent. Dark brown/black beer. Very fruity nose, berries, along with leather, ashes, smoke, roasted malts. Nice beer.
Sampled at zythod 2018. Thnx for sharing, everyone ! Pours black, no real head. Smell is smoked. Like smoked salmon, more than smoked meat. Taste is sharp, full. Smokey. Roasted malts. In balance. Pretty damn good for those who like smoked beer, even I can tell.
Sample at ZBF 2018, thanks Belgian RB table. Brune foncée, col beige. Arôme est malté, chocolaté, léger fumé avec un bel ajout boisé qui s'entremêle sur les effluves de malts et ponctué par un houblonné modéré en rétro. Palais est épais, bien malté, chocolaté avec un léger côté fumé - boisé, le tout alternant entre douceur et épaisseur maltée. Amertume reste plutôt discrète sur la fin.
Tap. Black color with beige head. Aroma is liquorice, anis, chocolate. Taste is liquorice, anis, herbal. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Nice!
New smoked stout by Totem, thanks Klaas! Thick and creamy, tightly lacing, stable, pale yellowish beige head over a jet black beer. Aroma of wet leather, smoked wood, charcoal, bacon, cigar ashes, tea, bitter chocolate, black coffee beans, dried fig, walnut, whisky. Restrainedly sweet onset, old dry raisins and candied figs, medium carb, thick and full mouthfeel. Toasted walnut-, burnt toast- and unsugared black chocolate-like malt body quickly acquiring a strong smokiness combined with an ashy roasted bitterness, nicely dry, spicy and powdery, followed by a long, increasingly heating but non-astringent, whisky-ish alcohol effect. Bold, layered, uncompromising stout packed with flavour, smoky and toasty with both factors working well together, the umpteenth impressive Totem beer… Would love to revisit, hopefully this is or will be sold to Kantien or other places in Ghent I tend to frequent.
Black with dark head. Aroma and flavour do have some elements of smoked ham. The aftertaste has chocolate and bitter roasted malts. Also the warmth of alcohol
At Brugs Bierfestival, 4 February 2018. Cheers to Anke & Pieter!
Cloudy jet black with a lasting, foamy, beige head. Aroma of smoke, smoked bacon, roasted malt, sweet tobacco, some coffee & dark chocolate, dark fruits. Tastes medium nutty/malty sweet with umami and smoke accents, then light toasty bitter; long, smoky finish and a very subtle dash of whisky alcohol. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. One of the best I had at the festival; we need more beers like this!