iammarc (385) - Inverness, - MAR 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle 337 of 1481. Aroma: treacle, black cherries, slight alcohol. Pours dark brown, long soapy off-white head. Taste: Cherry notes, treacle, marmite(!), dark plain chocolate. Palate: Smooth, easy. Soft ’cloudy’ feel, gentle, slightly rubbery - in a nice way. Good smooth finish with a mild bitter burnt wood kick around the back of the tongue.
Overall: Easy drinkability when you consider the abv. Easily the best offering from Black Isle.
mr_h (2083) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle no. 449 of 760, courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear dark brown, thin beige head, viscous, sweet, toffee, brown sugar, high carbonation, bitter finish
Stuartyboy (343) - SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H and JohnRMurdoch a very gassy brown beer that resembles a Cola taste is carmel and brown sugar but very bitter on finish
JohnRMurdoch (2686) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle from Black Isle Brewery. Dark chestnut brown, good head. Sour treacle vegetable aroma. Sweet vanilla malt flavour. Watery with sweet aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.
markextrae (426) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
from bottle NO. 393/1481. pours dark brown with an of white/brownish head. noticeable carbonation. aroma of caramel, sugar, some cherry hints of chocolate, and earth notes. taste is pretty sweet with the caramel, red fruit, the sugar and chocolate on the aftertaste. nice!
BOSSbrewer (1022) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 1413 out of 1481. Had at a BOSS tasting. Bought in England. Very roasty and well hopped. Chocolate, burnt toast and caramel. Nice beer.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bruna con shciuma fitta e persistente. Aroma ricco di malto molto complesso con tracce di liquirizia. Al palato attacco dolce soffocato un pò da un amaro lieve di fondo. Verso fine sorsata appare un incatevole sapore aromati e rinfrescante: un connubio tra la menta e la liquirizia. Ottima davvero.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours near black with dark brown highlight. Creamy nougat coloured head. The aroma holds dark bread, grain, light flowers, grapefruit, port, dark chocolate, earth, dark fruits, meat, smooth wood, and touch of smoke. The flavour is light (to medium) sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with note of yummy malt, fresh hops and balanced fruity/spicy/mineral-ish undertones. The mouthfeel Is clean (in a good way), soft, round and light acidic with a light to medium carbonation. Roast caramel and friendly hops on the finish. Medium bodied.
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle (Bottle Shop, Canterbury) bottle 31/623
Lovely rich malty aroma, with a dry yeastiness. Looks glorious - very dark brown, and a persistent tight doughy tan head. Viscous, so the bubbles rise very sedately. Lovely in the mouth, so full and rich, but very pleasntly carbonated too to crispen it up and stop it being heavy. Yeasiness accompanies the heady sticky malts. Bready, toasty, some burnt edges of dundee cake, with just a little nuttiness and burnt raisins. Absolutely world class beer. There’s nothing grungy about the organic nature of this beer, if only other organics could be like this. Does feel heady and potent, but not alcoholic. Has the wow factor, every sip was glorious.
Mortlach (878) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
07/09/2012 Bir&Fud Bottega (330ml bottle). Bruna, riflessi mogano, schiuma biancastra abbondante e persistente. Al naso lieviti, malto, liquirizia, leggero metallico. In bocca è un po’ deludente, ha note dolci di malto, caramello, note di liquirizia e leggero erbaceo. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Non è una cattiva birra, tutt’altro, ma è deludente rispetto alle attese.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, thanks to Jens. Brown with a small off-white head. Vineous fruity and rich malty aroma. Sweet malty and fruity flavour with a touch of caramel and a big vineous barley wine complexity.