Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is smoky, chocolatey, taste is similar, woody, rich, dry.
Scottishchris (208) - 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 (236) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Mother Kelly’s during RBESG ’14, from the Kernel Rot Box, 08/08/14 #338/484.
Light black with a big old tan covering.
Nose is earthy roast, light smoke, dark toffee, dark fruits, spice, cooca rub, tar.
Taste comprises light roasted tones, subtle BA effect, touch musty, dark toffee sauce, light spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a faint lick of booze.
Ok impy, aged fairly well.
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBESG
Clear brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and woody. Flavors of dark malts, caramel, woody and mild whiskey
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the kernel rot box. Opaque black pour with a lasting cream tan head. Aroma is nutty, smoked peat caramel, some staling. Palate is very carbonated, wood effervescent. Fills the mouth with bubbles. Flavour is wood, tar, burnt sugar, decent maybe some age.
Niall73 (1838) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Colin! Pours very dark brown. Dusty, dark fruit aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation - foamy. Slightly thin with light rum, treacle, choc, light coffee, a little grass... OK.
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Ferris (4499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark fruit, scotch whisky notes and some sweet notes. Jet black with a bubbly brown head. Dark fruit and barrel notes with hints of peat and bitterness. Dry and bitter finish. Little of the smoke or peat that is normal for Islay.
Joakgust (920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl - Opaque black beer with a brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, dried fruit, molasses, licorice, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, licorice, dried fruit, vanilla and chocolate. Wow, really well balanced.
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is roast, liquorice, chocolate, smoke, peat, molasses etc etc. Flavour is a bit thin in body but huge in flavour. Peat, iodine, smoke, roast, etc etc LRAB.