sjogro (1908) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thuis, fles, gedeeld met Mrk. Rokerige coffeebonbon met lekker whiskey smaakje! Backlog from 2015/08/01.
androman (1444) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home from Biernavigatie.nl. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brownish, creamy, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is whiskey, roasty, flavor is mild roasted coffee, dried fruits, caramel, light smoke, molasses, licorice, whiskey, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting roasty medium to heavy bittersweet, alcohol is completely hidden. Full body, oily sticky texture, soft carbonation. Not too heavy dessert beer, a bit too sweet for me, whiskey aroma is present but not too aggressive, great one.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some sweet black chocolate notes with light whiskey notes. Taste is an incredibly well balanced mix of smooth black chocolate notes with some light roasted malt notes with some residual sugar notes, vanilla and the perfect amount of whiskey notes to round off any rough edges from this beer. Body is smooth and full with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. I wish I could get access to this beer on a regular basis.
mR_fr0g (7846) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. 25/08/2015. Huge thanks to Daniel from this one. Mahogany brown / reddy coloured pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is salty blue cheese, phenol, sticky sweet, vanilla and nail polish. Slightly odd aroma. Flavour is composed of salted caramel, dirty vanilla, oak, smoke, complex, smoke, choc. Palate is chewy, full bodied, , velvety, moderate carbonation.
Zakoon (474) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours cola colored with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, dark dried fruits, tar and some peat. Flavour is medium bitter and medium sweet. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted, light peated, dry and long.
The_Osprey (5318) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Black wax. Just over 2 years old, 11%. Black, small ring of brown head. Aroma is fabric plasters, smoke, treacle, quite milky. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is smokey, some vanilla, fabric plasters, blue cheese, dry finish with a soft bitterness. The smoked base beer is taking centre stage, but the barrel complements it nicely. Good stuff.
Scopey (11367) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours darkest brown with a tiny light tan head. The nose is rich, toffee, maple, dirty, light smoke, creaminess, milky bar, cocoa, vanilla and light charred wood. The taste is rich, oily, dark chocolate, tar, rich smoke, chewy malt, creaminess, spice, earthy roast and some alcohol boost with a slick warming finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. A bit chewy, but rather nice. Pretty nice.
Leighton (17227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Daniel. Pours deep brown with a frothy tan head. Big smoke and peat aroma, some dry cocoa, roast. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with rich peat, charred meat, ripe dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate. Full bodied, chewy, with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, very sweet, with burnt sugars, chocolate, peat, raisins. Very tasty stuff.
b3shine (7662) - Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Bottled on July 2nd, 2013. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, peat, and oak with a discernible sweet Wild Turkey presence. Tastes like it smells with medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
MarcoDL (3631) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black oily pour. Aroma of vanilla, bandaid, peaty smoke and coffee. Flavor of soft boozy cherry, vanilla, smokey peat, coffee, cacao, cinnammon and a nice full rich finish with some chocolate.