Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Heavy iodine aroma. Solid body, rough and unrefined with heavy smoke, tar and iodine. Very bitter and boozy finish. In your face brutal. 270511
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from RealAle.com in Twickenham. Pours clear copper with a beige head. Aroma of smokey, oaky malt. Flavor is strong smoke with some almost lost sweet caramel. From the little I can tell, the beer is very tasty. However, the excessive smoke tends to make that difficult to discern. As time goes on it develops a certain amount of bitter. This sort of thing works much better with Impy Stouts.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle @ O’Hara’s, Tampere. BBE 19.03.2016, 11.5% ABV.
Pours a dark, hazy, mahogany colour with a small thick head. Aroma of heavy peated malts, smoke and floral hops. Flavour of heavy peated malts, floral hops, smoke, whisky, tar, caramel and sweet fruits. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel and a warming, fruity, heavy malty finish. One heavy Barley Wine.
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at 11.5%. Pours a hazy burnt amber with a medium head. Aroma is iodine, peat, raisin malt and alcohol. Taste has some hops up front, iodine whiskey throughout with a medium bitter finish. A little thin for the strength.
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Amber colour, no head. Aroma is bit of bacon, caramel, some smokiness. Flavour is boozy, smoky bit malty. Fairly dry and boozy finish.
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. It pours a murky dark brown with some bubbles and a thin head of lace. Nose of peaty whisky (completely dominant)! The taste is hazelnuts but with overwhelming peaty whisky chasing it down. The palate has big structure at the start but it is clumsy and unbalanced. Overall, if I wanted whisky, I’d just have had a whisky. However, I do want to drink it, so that says something.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Rake, thanks to Tom. Pours a dark copper, with a medium beige head. This was packed full of flavour, im sure i didnt get all of them out with the 2 halfs i had. The laphroigh was immediately apparent, as was some fudge. Sweet dough, aniseed and shortbread came through as it warmed up. A fair amount of heat in the finish.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Keg at BrewDog Edinburgh. Beer no. 100! Hazy light brown, light off-white head. Odd colour. Great smell. Chocolate, raisins, big and rich. Taste is malty, faint chocolate, some smoke. Not as sweet as expected. Medium bitter, sticky finish. Not overpowering, a little bland maybe. Still, I quite like it. 7, 4, 6, 3, 16
Bottle at home, not sure if it’s a different batch to the keg. Darkish copper, light off-white head. Nose is whisky, whisky, whisky, smoky peat, slightly earthy, iodine. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly nutty, smooth, before being absolutely ruined by booze and smoke. Not good. 5, 4, 5, 2, 15
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2011 10 nov 2011, bottle. Smells musty like mothballs or cobwebs. Tastes like it has been aged in Islay casks. Sadly, it actually tastes alright but it tastes nothing like the beer I had on tap at their bar. This is stupid. Why can’t they make a consistent product?
(original rating 8 2 6 3 14 = 3.3)nutty tan and very murky.
gorgeous nose. big soft, wet raisins and alcohol but not aggressive alcohol. very balanced aroma.
thin and mostly flat. not syrupy.
taste leaves something to be desired. some mild raisin but more powdered chocolate drink flavour. okay but not good.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2011 dark coppper red brown ... very hazy ... sweeet toffee vanilli malt nose ... juicy malt ...light wooody ness ... juicy malt ... little woody ... soft toffee ... so so ... its ok and rich but not hitting spot