darkguardian (729) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Nose is great. Sweet malt, lots of dark fruit, yet some nice meaty smokiness. Very scotchlike. Flavor is similarly scotchlike. A really nice dark fruit, scotch ale like malt backbone upfront but the super smokiness of the Jura barrel just dominates the back half. A little to much peat. Don’t get me wrong, I love it but most people won’t. Finishes with some nice fruit notes and malty/bread notes typical of a scotch ale. I think if the smoke were a tad less aggressive and the beer was a tad sweeter (its quite a dry beer, suprisingly) then it would work more. Body is good with a nice ful;l mouthfeel. Color and head retention are also good.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Redmonds, Dublin. Slightly murky reddish brown pour with a small tan head. Dark fruit, sweet malts, booze and peaty, smoky notes aplenty in the nose. Similar traits evident in the flavour and the peatiness was just a little too overpowering. Er, great name, but somehow unbalanced and wasn’t totally feeling this one.
Hair6a11 (1454) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is slightly murky, golden amber in this glass; average beige head is present, along with very light, spotty lacing. The interesting thing, to me, is that I find the nose of this brew to be quite spectacular ; All of the sweeter elements come through here; short breads, whisky, chocolate - the initial taste was a blast of ash, honestly. I thought it was infected. No, not infected. Smoky peat comes through pretty heavily though, once the palate adjusts to the ashy notes. The sweetness of the malt profiles follows you until the end, when you’re left with a bit of bitter ash on the tongue. This brew feels messy, honestly, but a unique experience, for sure.
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Olfestival 2011 Kobenhavn, Carlsberg TAP1, Ny Carlsbergvej 91, Copenhagen V, Denmark.
Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy peat. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, peat, smoke, caramel,. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall, a decent beer. As a 12% barleywine this was too thin in body and appearance. The smoky peat expected from a scottish ale is there and well-balanced (for those that like this style). flavor was good and very drinkable. Some sweetness comes through in the nose and not so much in the taste.
planky84 (2724) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall. Brown pour with a beige head. Oozes alcohol in the nose. Bitter lemon aromas join the obvious multiple whisky infusion. Intriguing smell. Dry, smoky flavours with a bit of coffee in there too. Dry, smoky finish.
gunnar (7516) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Copenhagen Beerfestival 2011. Pours dark mahogany with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoked malts, taste is weak sweet sugary, lots of sweet caramel and toffee, alcohol presence, liquorice and spice. Ends bitter, strange beer.
Palme (3639) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011 from tap: Pours a light clear hazel brown body with a thin islandy off-white head. Aroma is malty, notes of smoky cardboard and roasted caramel. All in all not that good aroma. Softly carbonation, oily and sticky texture and medium to full-bodied. Some caramel flavors, but it’s dominated by smoke and malts. Ends with a peaty and warming whisky-like finish and little alcohol in the aftertaste. All in all I quite liked this except from the not so great aroma.
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@CPH BF 2011. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is leather, slightly alcoholic, mild islay peat and some slight hoppyness. Flavour is leathery, alcoholic, heavily peated with also some sweet maltyness and fruits.
Nisse666 (5902) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2011 Draught at Rover 2011-06-10 Göteborg
aaa why did I spend 95 SEK for 30 cl, whe already had it cphbf???
AP: rubine red, beige stouty head
AR: wee smokeyness
F: first impression: dry but fruity, heavy pityness, some flowers, dosen’t feel like Islay barrells more like Talisker barrels. A bit to obvisly bitter, wee nuttiness
Draught at CPH 2011
AR: peaty, butter
AP: woddy amber
F: wiskey - island Jura, agressive but fruity 3,8
Average rating 3,4