allmyvinyl (7017) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Ash’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of whisky, earthy, chocolate, toffee. Taste is light sweet, light booze, light smoke. Long, complex finish. Cheers Stuu!
First wee tasting of the summer
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber brown, opaque. Decent crater of a tan head, not much lacing. Blackberry, oddly floral and thick roast. Taste is plum, real tarry roast and fluffy bitterness. Bullish enough mouthfeel, thins out quickly. Finishes a bit burnt toast, a bit vibrant blackberry linger.
Bottle, Cornelius, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting
GlasgowTAD (737) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a beige head. Aroma is hard to discern but is slightly roasty. Taste is roasty, smoky, slight figs, slight figs and vanilla.
gyllenbock (6203) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in May 2012.
Black with a small tan head. Fairly mild with chocolate, whisky, ash and some light caramel. Medium body and low carbonation. A descent one.
SirLimpsalot (2902) - SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Gyllenbock 15-3-23: trevliga ganska balanserade whiskeytoner. Smaken ganska rik på choklad. En lagom whiskeyton. Lätt, len god.
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---- Soberness not garanteed!
Martinus (4065) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, off-white head. Aroma of ash, caramel, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, light peat. Sweet malty flavour, vanilla, light hint of smoke. Sweet finish, ash, liquorice and caramel.
(from 33cL bottle @ Mother Kelly’s, RBESG 2014, London. Bottle 338/484. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my Secret Santa Blomster via my cellar. Bottle 763/1051.
Black pour with a generous tan head.
Complex aroma of roast malt,dark fruits, whiskey, chocolate.
The flavor is lightly sweet balanced by a light bitterness. Complex following the aroma and evolving through different stages as it warms. Well done.
Stuu666 (7325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2015 Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is smoky, chocolatey, taste is similar, woody, rich, dry.
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, earthy, vanilla, taste is similar, light soy sauce.
Scottishchris (473) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as birthday present from Anthony and emma I think. #194 of 484. Pours dark dark brown, good tan creamy head. Vanilla and chocolate nose with underlying light whisky malt notes. Malty chocolate taste with some light bitterness and acidic city. Slightly fizzy, medium body. Really lovely balance. Great stuff. (Was this a Stronge creation?)
mikeyo1 (459) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, aged 2,5 years. Almost black with a creamy, large bubbled tan head. Roasted, sweet and vinous aroma (with some notable cardboard). Chocolate, plums, licorice, raisins, oak, ash and lots of coffee. Medium to big mouth feel with sweet and roasted taste. Chocolate, caramel, raisins initially. Then a long lasing coffee taste, including burnt coffee bitterness i the after taste. Also wood/oak, red fruits, licorice.