kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours hazy amber with little tan head. Aroma is insane peat. Flavour is basically bad watered down whiskey with a sweet finish. Very strange.
ejay (67) - SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BQ, Milano
Aroma of smoke, tar and caramel. Clear red-brown w small white head. Flavor is smokey w lots of tar, some hops and caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Too heavy on the whiskey side for my taste - doesnít quite taste like a beer. Still quite good though.
deanso (4152) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from Roysbeers, Milan.
Worth a try but the smokey/peaty flavour of the barrel completely overpowers the IPA. Nice try.
crackedmachine (446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy copper with minimal head. Aroma is pretty much just scotch. Smoky, peaty. The slight hop citrus presence is barely perceptible under the Islay blanket. Flavor is initially dominated by scotch, but a little glimmer of bright hop shines through, only to be again overwhelmed by a finish of peat and ash. Quite flat on the palate.
This is a pretty fucked-up beer. I am a big fan of boilermakers and Lagavulin, though usually not in the same glass. Overall, I appreciate the all-out whisky assault here.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy yellow-orange appearance with a nearly absent, white head. Mostly peat whiskey but some sweet hoppiness in the nose. Roasty, peat smoky, boggy, dull hoppy, light citrusy flavor. Honestly, Iím not a huge Islay whiskey fan, so Iím not sure why I picked this one up but I did enjoy the Islay flavor more than usual. Kind of a weird combination of Islay whiskey and an IPA. The whiskey flavor drowns the IPA characteristics in my mind. Yuck.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cloudy dark gold color color with no head. Light peaty aroma. The taste is a trainwreck. The peatiness "blends" with a strongly vegetal hop character, turning strongly metallic. Pretty gnarly, and not in a good way.
northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This is a beer that has to be tried. Incredibly ambitious. Smokey, meaty, hoppy. Overpowering. Itís just too much, but its a nice try.
tiong (2793) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Vanha Tuomari, Kuopio. Originally rated on 15.1.2010. Quite unusual, nice try but unfortunately way too unbalanced.
BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Scent of Whiskey and hops. The taste is smoky, sour and bitter with a prominent taste of cigarette ash. Really disgusting in my opinion!
pastradul (43) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
So I bought this bottle when I saw it in one of my normal craft beers spots. It has so many things that I love...BrewDog brewing, strong IPA and whiskey cask aged!!! What could be better?
look:Pours a deep gold. A decent amount of head on the glass with minimal lacing.
smell:Still a little bit on the cold side, lots of citrus and smoked peat. With primarily peat! Not necessarily in a bad way... but not in a good way either. I can already tell this beer is going to be "different".
Taste: holy crap...did I just drink a fire pit? A quick flash of citrus and fruit go across the mouth being chased by a billowing smoke a peat flavor. Very interesting...again not in a bad way, but not in a good way either.
Aftertaste: the peat lingers. is followed by a slight whiskey bite to it.
overall: I am glad I tried it and got to share it with some friends. Most likely wonít buy it again.