Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2009 Bottle, batch no. 150, best by date 121209: Great googaly-moogaly... this is scotch beer... Iíd swear that I was having a Bruchladdich with water... pour is golden with almost no head after an aggressive spill... taste is pure Islay scotch with all of the sea salt, ocean spray and peat that comes with it, there is a slight background of fruity yeast esters and bittering on the finish... definately not an IPA, but it is extraordinarily unique for sure.
zoucrew102 (523) - - AUG 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, randomly found with best before 1/1/10. Should have looked at the date before purchasing, oh well. Very strong smokey peat aroma, much like an Islay scotch, but also had very subtle fruit esters. Pours hazy golden colored with an almost nonexistent white head and very little lacing. Light fruit esters to start, but these do not last long. The heavy smoke and peatiness of the Islay come through overpoweringly strong on the finish, wiping out any other flavors that were there. I like a good Islay, but the flavor of this wrecks the palate beyond recognition. Would have liked to try it fresh.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 11-02-2010. This bottled beer pours a small semi-fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, golden body, suspended carbonation, and a ring of lacing. The aroma is malt, whiskey and scotch. The taste is harsh, some malt, whiskey, scotch and a dry finish. The mouth feel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. The flavor was not what I was expecting given this beerís style. Surprise, surprise! The flavor left me not wanting this beer again.
Ferris (4154) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011? - Apricot, peat, smoke and oak. Cloudy orange with a thin beige head. Oak, smoke and peat. Yes it taste likes Islay whiskey juice, but what did you expect? Read the bottle. No IPA notes at all.
koleminer20 (596) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330 mL bottle shared by Adam. Batch 013. This thing is just whoa... All around. The color is weird; kind of hazy, brown-ish gold, with some yellow or gold tones in there. The aroma is all scotch. There isnít anything else going on thatís detectable. Just the burn of scotch. The flavor is slightly worse. Itís like drinking scotch on the rocks, only the rocks are road gravel, and just offer a mildly abrasive note to it. The mouth feel is thin, burns, and I do not want this sitting on the tongue at all. Bad.
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, batch 013 best by 02/02 10 or 18 I canít tell. oy. whisky, barrel, nothing much more. tad hazed brownish orange. little to no head or lace. barrel flavor. lighter body thin smooth mouthfeel, barrel finish, have I mentioned barrel, wow, assuming thatís a 2010 on the bottle, why did I buy this, or hold onto it until now, say good night..
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden pour thin to no white ring of head .... aroma of smoked peated malts, whiskey and sweet malts .... taste is of smoked peated malts, thin watered down whiskey and some sweet malts ... light bitter bite in the dry finish .... not a very exciting beer like whats left after the ice melts in a glass of scotch ... no trace of the ipa style
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
No head, flat body. Big alcohol aroma... scotch and peat. The scotch is pretty heavy, but makes this unique. Tastes like the last few swigs of a scotch on the rocks.
Countbeer (4424) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@AGTí13: BB 2009: Served in a Chouffe glass.
No head, just some white bubbles on top of a hazy yellow orange colored beer.
Aromas of bandage, peat, iodine, malts, hospital, hints of liquor, yeast and earth.
Flavours of peat, smoke, earth, leather, yeast, bitters, chalk, some hops, some fruits, some floral tones. Hoppy happy Islay...
Aftertaste of leather, peat, hops, flowers, yeast, floral and white vinous tones.
Low carbo, soft watery mouthfeel, medium bodied and a watery light creamy texture.
IPA? Like an islay soda pop. Nice...
DrSilverworm (6370) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
11.2oz bottle shared by beerpig317. Bottled 2/2/10. He said it was on closeout at Party Source. It must have been sitting around for a real long while, because it tasted awful. One of the worst beers Iíve ever tasted. Half hazy orange color. No head or lace. Ugh, that nose.. Ethanolic cleaning product. Very sweet taste, super cloying. Bigger body. Little to no carbonation. Canít believe how bad this has gone. Terrible, rancid aftertaste. Ughhh..... Musty. Not even caramel malts shine here
Beergeek23322 (2262) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 2010. From bottle. An unusual IPA, but I really liked this one. Very unique and the cask ageing did not overwhelm at all.