Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is wood, oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and liquorice, its a wonderful nose. Big woody taste roasted beans big fruits. This is a touch harsh with the alcohol and slightly more chocolate.
GlasgowTAD (839) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to McNeillR! Pours a brownish black with a slight brown head which soon recedes. Aroma is mild vanilla, some oak and a hint of roastiness. Taste is slightly tart initially, slightly roast, a hint of coffee, a touch of oak.
Inbreak (3324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.05.2015, 0,33l bottle (#234/2592) @ home:
Small bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, caramel, whisky, licorice, grass, dark berries, leather, coffee. Taste is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, dark sugar, whisky, oak, licorice, caramel, grass, minerals, coffee, chocolate. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
sunevdj (3542) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 467 at T&M?s. Pours an opaque black with a tiny beige head. Dry and sweet with aromas of toasted malts and hints of dark chocolate and hints of alcohol. Medium bodied. Mefium to soft carbpnation. Dry finish.
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (#367) at home - Tasting with Mette, Sune & Jørgen. Black - offwhite head. Chocolate. Hazel nuts. Bassemus. Fruity notes. Light bitterness. Ok burned. Light whiskey. Light licorice. Some wooden notes.
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mette & Theis.
Black colored with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and fruits with notes of whisky.
Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel, chocolate and whisky with notes of licorice.
caesar (5966) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (no. 38 of 2592) shared by Benzai @ Van Moll Brewpub, served in a taster glass. Dark brown color, short frothy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, mocha, chocolate, some coffee, slight biscuity malts, bit whisky. Medium sweet in taste, slight bitter, chocolate. Creamy texture. Not as liquoricy as some other RIS, but more velvety and smooth, which I like.
Benzai (11312) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (no. 38 of 2592) shared @ Van Moll Brewpub. Opaque dark brown color, small beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, lightly coffee, a hint of mocha, lightly dark chocolate, whisky. Taste malts, whisky, caramel, dark chocolate, slightly alcohol, liquorice, a hint of sweetness, lightly bitter in the finish, lightly roasty, lightly earthy. Medium body and carbonation.
Stuartyboy (1121) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H very dark ale aroma is alcohol soaked fruit taste is roasted coffee chocolate malts some whisky coming through on the finish a bit harsher than the sherry cask beer
mr_h (4020) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch (bottle no. 61 of 2592) (9.5% abv on the bottle label) - opaque very dark brown near black, non existent head, some pine and liquorice in the aroma, viscous, coffee, liquorice flavour