Originally Posted by barry the chopper
No. It should taste smokey like an ash tray. Mine does anyway.
Yeah. That's kind of the basic flavor (and smell) it tends to have. I think different brands (and different types within the same brand) can vary a bit but not too much unless they have some kind of added flavor.
The taste definitely isn't something everyone is going to love right off the bat but you get used to it. If you put milk and sweetener in it, it tastes almost like coffee. Sometimes I have to remind myself I'm not drinking coffee.