pintbypint (3152) - Edmonton, Alberta, - AUG 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml green bottle. 10%abv on label. Speyside 1969. Deep brown pour, hint of ruby at the edges. Light brown head, decent looking, creamy, tight bubbles. Light streaks of lacing in the glass. Nose has big whiskey up front, chocolate, some decent woody barrel character. In the mouth the beer has big roast and chocolate notes, getting a tanginess from the barrel (Iím guessing). Finishes roasty and pretty dry, some black coffee and a late hint of peat. Woody notes emerged in the finish during the second half of the bottle. Medium bodied, good level of carbonation, tight bubbles on the tongue. All around a highly enjoyable barrel aged impy, though I can see why some people may not be a fan of it.
alex_leit (1168) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Old Casks 2002. Black with tan foam. Aroma: iodine, bandages, peat and other tones of Islay whisky, burning, caramel. Taste: whisky, prunes, smoked, peat, slightly sour, wine, caramel, oak barrel.
Hansen (8156) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown almost black. Has an off-white head. Heavy sweet and roasted aroma, notes of smoke and medicine, band-aid.
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a small off-white head. Nose is red berries, solvent, phenolic smoky tones, wood, overripe melon and hints of caramel and chocolate. Taste is weird fruity notes, earthy leaves, cellar must, smoke, caramel and hints of wood, phenolic and red berries. Medium body and carbonation. Weird. Phenolic and quite frankly not very good at all. The barrel hasnít done this one any good.
King_Alex_II (920) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with brown foam ring. The smell has a lot of bacon and peat smoke. The taste is roasted bacon with a little burned finish and a particle feeling. The aftertaste is smokey burned peat.
RexTalionis (3307) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black in color with a tan thick head. Chocolate, dark vinous notes, some peat and ripe raisins aroma. Never mind the above mentioned combination, this works out quite well though. Licorice, coffee and whiskey barrels in taste. Peat is quite evident too. No sign of the abv here. Chocolate and warming notes in the end.
anstei (645) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Erzbierschof. Very, very burnt. Not sure this was in Speyside barrels, rather tastes like Laphroaig. Doesnít fit with an imperial stout, or maybe not with this one. Meh.
teorn88 (5155) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. Islay 2002 barrels. It pours a deep dark brown color wih no head. Aroma is intense roasted wood, cocoa beans, licorice root, sea weed and ropes, light smoke and ashes, citrus. Taste is sweet and tangy at the same time, with notes of chocolate, vanilla and cranberries upfront, then some more roasted wood dry bitterness, cocoa powder, light espresso, licorice root, then more sea saltiness with tart red berries, ashy smoke, sea weed. The closing brings more dry bitterness and some alcohol kick. Body is medium to full with an oily texture and a soft to nil carbonation. Overall, a nicely joint together tasteful beer, with a showcase of Islay whisky barrels which is not overpowering. Could improve with some more carbonation and creaminess to the texture, but understand that the barrel gives and the barrel gets
MarcoDL (3403) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Craft & Draft. Speyside edition. Thick oily dark pour. Strong aroma of fruity scotch booze, ripe fruit and roasted peat. Rich flavor of soft smooth fruity scotch, mild peat, smoke, some coffee and some roast in the finish. Very drinkable. Awesome beer.
Rolfarild (181) - NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small bubbely head. Boozy aroma with blueberries Andd peat. Taste whiskey dominated, wood, plums. Watery to oily texture. Aftertaste of mocca and whiskey.
Nische (1508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma is heavily peated with chocolate, roast. The taste is a bit sweet, moderate bitter, has medicin/peat, chocolate, hint of raisin.