iammarc (382) - 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.
IlBevitorediLA (451) - 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 (2952) - 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 (7498) - 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 (721) - 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 (9697) - 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.
BoBoChamp (4190) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, Vintage 2012, Bottle 12/623, new exclusive organic Scottish brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex Scotch, sweet/malty and slightly spicy/fruity, balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive!
Caytinator (577) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cL bottle from the brewery. Black Isle’s crown jewel (they told me they didn’t think they ought to sell it!). At $10 a bottle, it was expensive, but good. Mildly alcoholic aroma. Chocolatey notes, folds off the tongue, equal parts, malt, bitterness, and alcohol. Really really good.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Caley Sample Room, 42 - 58 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH11 2JR.
Unclear medium to dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, prune, brown licorice candy, english licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Clear mahogany colour, small head. Resinous grapefruity hops covers a solid, sticky, malty body with deep layers of caramel. Mild warming alcohol stays in the background. Long resiny bitterness. An intense rainy days beer.
Scopey (3252) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 332 from utobeer. It pours very dark brown, decent beige head. The nose is caramel, raisin, prune, plum, coffee/roasted malt and some beef jerky. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, plum, prune, blackcurrant, cherry, bubble-gum, some meatiness, varnish, charcoal, with a dry-roasted finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced and flavoursome. Great stuff.