jonno (2013) - JAPAN - NOV 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The problem with this is you are not starting off with a very good beer in the riptide. Aging it in the barrel certainly gives it some roguish, peaty charm though. A bit thin, as I found the riptide and beyond the nose, nothing terribly exciting. Expensive too.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, side-by-side tasting with Batch 013. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, peat, alcohol, light vanilla, cocoa, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some peat/smoke, coffee/roast, alcohol and alcohol warming. Smooth, medium-full body.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DØE Valby 09. Pours black with no head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, liquorish and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol. Light bitter aftertaste.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best by 06/06/09. Pours a deep coffee brown with a 1 finger thick beige head, spotty lacing. Nose starts off with peat smoke and cocoa dust and gives way to some metallic notes. Flavor was much more chocolaty than the others I’ve tried, a nice change of pace.
Arayaga2 (1707) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Still and dark cola brown / black with almost no trace of carbonation or head. Aroma is sweet with oxidized malty presence and treacle, chocolate and smoke notes. Taste is the same, with burnt toffee, and heavily oxidized malt. Residual sweetness is fairly high with heavy smoke lingering into the finish. $12/12oz
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose on this was definately whiskey.Poured pitch black with virtually no head.This combined the best of both worlds, whiskey and beer.The whiskey flavor seemed to be dominate here.The finish was warming, definately feeling the alcohol.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown poor. Aroma of coffee and whisky. Flavor was surprisingly lacking of any smokey ness, or wood!!! Amazing...Really. Slight coffee flavor with black pepper.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured very dark brown, big but smooth, wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, little coffee, little coconut, little dark fruit.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Fidel for sharing this. Pours deep brown with a thin cream colored head. Nose is a bit subtle with coffee, oak and chocolate. The flavor had those influences and lots of vanilla and coconut. Creamy mouthfeel
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml – Trade – Douglas88
Aroma: Huge whiskey and peat aroma with some dark malt.
Appearance: Dark brown in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor: Huge whiskey and peat flavors along with a dark Stout taste.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Huge flavored brew this was a whiskey barrel aged beer to perfection. Awesome brew.