Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, with minimal head. Smoky scent. Very different from any other imperial stout I have tasted. Peaty, earthy flavor. Very smooth. Canít tell the ABV is 10%. Iíll finish it only because it cost me a lot for the bottle.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of MagicDave06. Pours dark brown with a thin white ring of bubbles. Smells of smoke, roasted malt, oaky. Tastes of smoke, scotch, dry, boozy. Minimal difference between this one and batch 002.
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Um whats the difference between this and Springbank. Not much. Flavor is slightly more enjoyable in my opinion but for a rating look @ batch 017 plus .1
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks Vic for the share. Donít ask me to ever tell any of these beers apart blind tastes just like batch 017. And looks identical too. Dark fruit woody dry chocolate and sawdust. Its fine.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Bottle at Tomís Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007
Smoked whisky aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol and woody with a bitter and dry warming whisky finish.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Muenster mentioned during our tasting that it pours kind of like Coca-Cola. I think itís just a little bit darker, but rather accurate about its appearance. The prominent aromas are whiskey and molasses, peat is noticeable and some hints of dark chocolate. The initial flavour is of the dark chocolate and the molasses. As you let the brew sit and warm on the tongue, peat emerges with hints of whiskey. Passing the tongue the dryer notes of peat and dark chocolate become dominant with a nice nuttiness and light smokiness. Whiskey trails close behind with molasses fading. The finish is smooth chocolate completely fades, whiskey is slightly noticeable, all that remains is smoky peat and that persistent subtle molasses. Iím really enjoying this.
NachlamSie (2764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle provided by BossHossBikes. Looks like Coca-Cola. The aroma doesnít get my hopes up too much. Not a lot of smoke or peat or whisky, really. What is here is licorice, soy sauce, seaweed, and black chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium, not very heavy, but works alright. Now, I am definitely digging the flavor. An explosion of peaty smoke is found which I certainly wasnít expecting from the aroma. Itís nutty and chocolatey with lots of seawater, brine, and peat smoke. This is a great sipper. I love me some peat.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a small fainting cappuccino coloured head. Aromas of chocolate, peat smoke, caramel and tar. Flavour of burned malt, sour smoke and ash.
Pinball (10798) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch dark, small yellow head
aroma is mild smoked peat, aroma resembles laphoraigh a lot,
flavor is licorice, roasted grains, chocolate, caramel. ends roasted and with a alc. burn. i think the aging (best before dec 2008), has added a little off-flavor (sort of oxidized).
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown coloured with a small off white head.
Roasted aroma of whisky, smoke and peat.
Roasted flav our of whisky, smoke and peat with notes of liquorice.
Roasted and smoked finish.