alexsdad06 (6422) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a thin beige film. The aroma and flavor have strong barrel character, but not as bad as the other treatments and I still get some of the character from the beer, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, wood, scotch whiskey, more drinkable.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Light spice, sweet whisky, chocolate, silky, bitter.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blackcurrant and whisky on the nose. Caramel sweetness, woody, whisky , thin its does not linger as one would expect, good not great.
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last Bottle of the night at Craig’s - thanks again! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of light peat whisky and spice. Taste is roast bitter and boozy. Finishes surprisingly short, but very glad to have tried it.
McNeillR (1567) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkest brown, gurning tan head. Twisty lightly peated head, neat and a wee bit plasticy. Earthy malt, spicey and peppery with the faintest scummy banana sweetness. Dried out, woody, spread out chipped oat. Wee bit airy finish, lacking the bite I’d hoped for.
Bottle, Black Friday Tasting, from the hallowed CGarvieUK cellar.
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a 12 ounce bottle of this. 2009 best by date. $12 for the bottle. Complex palate, but got a bit too much sweetness and starchiness with the age.
Iphonephan (3905) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Marked 005 06/06/09 on the bottle. Pours a deep cola brown with a scant head. Aroma of oak and whiskey. Flavors also include chocolate and licorice and a hint of leather. Quite complex. Low carbonation. Slight bitter finish. A complex and tasty brew.
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. it pours black with a medium tan head. The nose is sweet vanilla, fudge, toffee, coffee, wood, light oxidised notes, toast, cocoa powder and earth. The taste is roasted malt, toast, sweet coffee, vanilla, toffee, some acidity, fudge, mild activity, earth, light alcohol warmth and decent bitterness with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Smooth and big wood character, yet quite mellow. Has agred rather gracefully.
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black in color with khaki head. Smoke and peat on the nose with a lot of roast. Coffee, dark chocolate, metal, and soap. Some mild caramel sweetness on the finish. The flavor is quite smokey, peaty, and soapy. Some bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. A bit of caramel, oak, and alcohol.
Beer4000 (4823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle sampled in 2009. Pitch black body with a small and fast disappearing beige head. Strong and pleasant aroma of peat, wood, dark malt, bitter coffee and whisky. Flavor is as aroma with nice warming alcohol. Fine body and amazing aftertaste. Strong but balanced, at least for sipping.