cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cL bottle shared by darkguardian. Pours a dark slightly transparent brown. This is a peaty smoke assault. On the nose phenolic smoke, peat, SMOKE, hints of Paradox occasionally noticeable. Chocolate, smoke, ashtray, dry, some booze, tar, medicinal peat. Rather thin body, harsh peat astringency. I like peat generally, but this was on another level.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of ash, peat, smoke, whiskey barrel, vanilla and chocolate malt. Taste falls flat ... lots of ash, peat, cigar butts, whiskey barrel and some chocolate malt. Body just falls out of the beer in the middle. Like drinking cigar butts out of a water cup. Disappointment.
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not real good. Nose smelled like sour bread. Appearance was typical stout. Flavor was smokey but not complex. The peat flavors were not as good as one would expect out of an islay scotch, they were muted by the beer, and the beer was entirely covered up by the cask. This was the worst of both worlds, where each component messed up the brew. The palate and the appearance give this beer an inflated score. The flavor was not that good.
illidurit (1962) - Sonora, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the December tasting in Santa Cruz. Pours dark brown, obviously not black, should be darker. A mess of phenols, peat, soy sauce, prunes and campfire.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of paint thinner. Pours a cola color. Taste is extremely peaty. Chemical taste.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is very smoky with lots of roasted malts. Flavor is smoky, but a little artificial with a lot of roastiness. Wasn’t a huge fan.
Sammy (7718) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black. Aroma is wood is not attractive, its rather more like being in a wood store and not the freshest wood. Taste is medium. Not much in taste ratehr than a little whiskey. Finish is smoked peat.Sometimes some of the many attempts by Brewdog are overated.
patrickfannon (1201) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a deep, dark obsidian black with a moderate, lacy beige head. Aroma of oatmeal, oak, roasted malts, Sharpie marker, slight licorice and tons of straight whisky and peat wood. Medium to fuller bodied with a smoky, bitter, astringent palate. Finishes with tons of warmth and harsh whisky notes. Not at all pleasant. Tons of alcohol in the aroma, flavor, and finish. I need to avoid peat/whisky aged brews altogether from now on. Sub-par.
77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle@home: pitch black with brown head & sand-like sediment, smell is lots of peat, smoke & an oil refinery, taste is extreme, extreme, extreme,... amounts of peat (I am not exaggerating), down to the point that it is basically undrinkable, never thought that there could be too much peat in something but that is the case here, it is like eatng handfuls of peat, burned coffee, incinerated malts, a bag full of espresso bean, iodine & petroleum, body is like fuel, almost hard to tell whether this is good or horrible but drinkability is the worst I have ever come across, this is basically undrinkable, irregardless of whether you like it or not, flat, completely insane, this is engine fuel
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) Black body with minimal beige head. Aroma is smoke, smoke, and smoke, with an element of toxic smoke thrown in. Too much, overpowering, even unpleasant. Taste is medium sweet, smoke, some chocolate, roast. Medium-full body, minimal carbonation.