AdamJackson (2004) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost black, minimal boring head. Nose is super sweet, some chocolate and caramel not much booziness on the nose. Thin taste, lots of oak, some tobacco and charred wood. Bitter medicinal finish with some residual sweetness. "best by 09" obviously well past it’s prime
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, many thanks to CGarvie! It pours deep brown with a reddish hue and a small quickly dissipating beige head. The nose is earth, wood, mellow roast, light smoke, dates and stewed cherry. The taste is roasted malt, cocoa, earth, spice, oxidised notes, light bitteress, rubber, cracked black pepper, dust and coffee grinds with a very dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great to try, but over the hill methinks.
BenH (1996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks Craig. Dark brown with small ring of head. Smelling quite oxidised, sherry, dark fruits. Taste of rich dark fruits, chocolate. Little sweet woth a clean finish. Nice
zimbo (467) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
little head. light speyside nose quality. light black colour. Lighter than expected. Nice but under welming a bit thin great great great nose. shame about the rest.
deekyn (990) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours deep dark mahogany with no head. S - prunes, honey, peat, smoke, whiskey, caramel, smoke, oak, hints of soy sauce. M - lighter bodied with a full palate. Lingering alcohol warming. T - very dry oak, like licking an oak oak barrel, bitter unsweetened chocolate, soy sauce, whiskey. O - dry sticky oak in the face. 3.7
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badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a almost no head. Big earthy, peaty, scotch and chocolate aroma. Nice smooth scotch, oak, peat, chocolate, and sweet caramel flavors with a dry chalky finish and an oily medium bodied palate.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with no head.
The aroma is a strange mix of dark malts, some whisky, maybe some smoke.
The flavor is slightly sweet, not as complex or interesting as some of their others.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with almost no head. Whiskey and light wood aroma. Taste includes some dried fruit and chocolate sweetness. Moderate palate. Solid.
zacgillbanks (1750) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Oddbins in Newcastle. Aged for about 4 years.
Batch 10 and 11. A black oily beer with almost no head. It has whisky, oak and vanilla flavours, leather notes in the powerful warming alcoholic finish.
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a medium brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma was of whiskey, light chocolate and mild roast. Flavor was very watery, boozey flat whiskey, light roast, and nothing else, very thin and just a terrible example of the style.