Melker (231) - Varberg, - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogny colour. Aroma of nuts, ice tea, orange, dark fruit, leather, liver pâté, caramel, bbq, tar and loads of peat, Taste is very sweet combined with a meaty smokiness that’s almost overwhelming. Completely flat. Slightly bitter and very complex. Alcohol is very well hidden.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by jackl at the C’Ville Foxy Knoxy tasting. Hazy copper, thin head. Aroma of toffee, scotch, smoke. The taste is toffee, caramel, scotch whiskey, stone fruit, mild booze. Medium bodied.
jackl (5368) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Foxy Knoxy Tasting. Hazy brown with a small head. Slightly peaty. Some of that TCP. Earth. Honey and cocoa. Taste of honey, smokey accents. Earth. Honey. Smokey. Quite sickly and rich. Full body. Earthy and full. Damn, girl.
obguthr (4357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maraschino cherries, and cranberries nose. Clear auburn, thin head. Full body, warm. Nice character.
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of jackl, thank you sir! Hazy brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of burnt toast with caramel sauce. Taste is sweet, syrupy, smoky. Interesting and unique.
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Laphroaig barrel aged. Really really sweet barley wine, with NO carbonation whatsoever.
Really round with alot of caramel, toffe and huge amounts of whisky/peated character. This is pretty exactly what it sounds like, whisky with barley wine base. Wonder where those 14% dissapears? Would have even better with less sweetness.
bytemesis (4071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2008 vintage, thanks to Jeremy! Pours hazy reddish hazel, no head and no lacing. Aroma is super smokey, peat, bacon. Flavor is fully sweet and very smoky, meaty, scotch and honey glazed ham. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, no carbonation. This is definitely an odd one, but in the end the super sweetness and the smoke just don’t mix that well.
barn0216 (472) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, no foam. Very strongly peaty, super scotch aroma. Strangely sweet mix of smoky bacon, peat. Sweetness is a killer in contrast to the extreme smokiness.
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply copper with no head. The nose is smoky and woody with shades of caramel and bottlebrush honey. Surprisingly, this is not extraordinarily peaty. Full-bodied and viscous with no carbonation. The flavor is sweet and smoky with malty and vinous underpinnings of caramel, maple syrup and amber port. There’s an unfortunate cardboard-like nuance amid all the other esters and oxidation-related notes. Finishes sweet and smoky with only traces of acidity and cardboard. Although smoky, I’m not picking up the intense peaty characteristic I was expecting from a beer aged in Islay whiskey barrels. Enjoyability high - Drinkability low. A digestif. Bottle generously shared by ctipping!
Cuso (5557) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with minimal beige head. No carbonation. Strong peated aroma with dark malt, coffee,whiskey, medicinal notes. Heavy sweet taste with dried fruits, caramel, peat, whiskey, honey, earthy notes. Strong alcoholic finish. Very tasty sipper.
Gurthnar (2606) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Extreme strength apparent from the first moment, heavy mouthfeel, no carbonation. Dried fruits in flavour, caramel, liquorish, but exquisite. Very good.