ration (1885) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with a small head. Aroma dry hops, roasted malts and a hint of whisky oak cask. Slight chocolate taste with whisky flavours. Strong bodied. Not Bad.
stefannilssons (1266) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fan, den här har ju massor av allt. Fullständig jävla explosion i munnen. Jag hoppas att den lugnar ner sig efterhand... men det gör den inte, inte helt i alla fall. Mycket syra, choklad och jäst med en sjuhelvetes kropp.
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks avrashi. Pours opaque brown with a medium beige head, aroma of smoked fish, coffee, wood, some dark chocolate, light acidity. Flavor is sweet with some smoke, chocolate, whiskey, caramel, alcohol warmth, tiny carbo, medium to full bodied
BeerBowler (36) - DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
You wanna taste something extraordinary? U wanna taste something more than what ur friends are bragging about? Why not try something that actually tastes way better than the regular recommendations from ur nerd friends that have just tried the "best beer in the world and it’s 38%", which sure is wow! In this case, though, u’re sure to get something of a rather unique quality!
Tide (1372) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Black color, brown head. Strong yet smooth taste with whisky, oak, coffee and toast. Long-lasting roasty and peaty finish. Excellent characteristics of a quality islay single malt. Brilliant imperial stout that can be compared to Nøgne's legendary Dark Horizons.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barleywine taste and character despite its apparent style. Strong alcohol aroma, some dark fruit and licorice. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel.
kerenmk (1869) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks avrashi. Pours very dark brown with tan film. Smoke, peat, wood and sea salt aroma. Tastes bitter, a little metallic, peat and wood. Oily texture, hardly any carbonation, smoke and alcoholic finish. I loved it.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of whisky. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with hints of wood and whisky. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and whisky finish.
DSG (4918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks avrashi. Very dark brown to black. Aroma of soy sauce, smoke, roasted grains and alcohol. Sweet alcoholic flavor with chocolate, roastiness, sugar and some smoke. Full-bodied. OK but too sweet and alcoholic.
Nocturne (603) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at BrewDog Manchester. Jet black with a lingering brown cap. Nose has subtle yet noticable whiskey along with tobacco, figs, tar and chocolate. Again those elements shine forth in the thick and oily liquid on the tongue. Pretty excellent all round so far and not nearly as overpowering as I expected. Occasionally there’s some heavy alcohol burn. The finish lets it down a little perhaps, with some bitter roast character but few high notes are hit as it ends. Minor quibbles aside this was a supremely impressive beer that has benefitted well from the barrel.