kramer (4589) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, RBWG 2010. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a wispy minimal off-white head. The nose is briney and peaty with some smoke, heavy roast, and a nice ripe raspberry note. The flavor is peaty as all hell with some fresh ripe seedy raspberries on the finish. Lots of roast and wood, with just a little bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is not sticky or cloying at all, and the barrel dries out the finish really well. Really interesting beer, especially if you’re into peat.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is initially just sweet with lots of raspberry and then some roasted malts. Flavor is sweet, raspberry, some cocoa and must. Slightly bitter and odd, semi medicinal. Not that good for me.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle; wow, thanks Brandon for this rare treat; pours dark brown and almost muddy with thin tan head; tobacco and cherries up front with dirty branches, dry tobacco leaves and chocolate; wow, very interesting mouthfeel with a very dry, smoky finish; not the rauch smokiness but big time dried tobacco leaves; raspberries and chocolate mixed in too; peaty, earthy and a little candy sweetness to round it out; never tasted the dried tobacco leaves quite like this; I really enjoyed this one
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Papsø’s on 8/30/09: Pours mostly opaque with dark mahogany edges and a frothy clingy-lacing beige head. Very unique aroma of sweet dark caramel, chocolate and fruity raspberries with nice smoky peaty undertones. Starts with good dark caramel sweetness which soon gives way to fresh tart raspberry flavor before a smoky peaty finish. Pretty well-balanced and very unique.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Raspberries, wooden chocolate malt tones, and a bit of dusty wood kinda like worm wood or sawdust like. Very light sweetness with a drier woody finish then most IS.
sebletitje (6238) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour dark brown, thin tan head.
Aroma and flavors, this one does have a lot of peat/ashy characteristics that tend to ruin my Brewdog experiences. This one was different, still egt the peat aspect but more subtle.
Some raspberries come through the whole ashy mouthfeel, meshed with light chocolate malts. Toobad the beer end sup overpowered by the peat finish.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, RBWG. Dark brown body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some raspberry, light peat. Taste is medium sweet, raspberry, some chocolate, peat, light leather. Medium body, low carbonation.
bvc (1138) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 12oz, I think, capped with plain white label given to me from my kickass co-worker! Light and thin looking black with a smokey white head that has some spotty lacing. Nose is very unique...lots of peat and tobacco with rapberry juice and as scrizzz points out a touch of sharpie pen...and I also get some light cocoa. Lively carb and somewhat thin body. Wow!...love this. Really unique and tastes what I was expecting it to be like although I didn’t think it could happen. Peat, tobacco, bright fresh raspberry. I love islay scotch...this is killer! Thanks Holly.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hella earthy smoked malts, peaty, and fresh sweet raspberries on the nose. Initially not too good, but once aroma is understood its really nice. Some vanilla notes. Murky dark brown pour, tan creamy head, great lace. Tart raspberries upfront with tons of peat smoked flavors. Tart raspberry lingers and finishes the palate, smoked tobacco is there as well, tons of peat throughout and long lasting. This is really damn awesome. Fuck yeah hoes! Smooth drinking, solid idea and execution. Yes!
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks bvc! sharp islay wrapped in raspberry jam. dark brown, strong tan head. velvet body, soft peat, gentle fruit finish. killer.