jesperhammer (2511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
19-MAR-2010, bottle with Ulkløbben - @home, from "Fish & Beer".
At last a taste of this much talked about beer.
We warmed up with Isle of Arran, Tokyo, and Tokyo* whole whatching the video, so we were properly trained beforehand:-)
But what is it?
Sticky sweet whiskey, fat lacings, no head. Difficult to really describe.
But the beer did exactly what I had hoped for: It started a long discussion. Is this really beer? Is it worth the price tag? Do I like it?
Well, fantastic beer, no matter the intention of it.
JohnnyJ (3887) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at Stone Bistro. Dark brown pour, little to no head. Sweet syrupy malt, smoke, peat, strong caramel and dark fruit. And naturally a lot of alcohol burn, this is a sipper for sure. Actually decently enjoyable for how over the top it is.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Feb 2010. I almost swallowed the first sips , because I thought it wasn’t 32 %, but my throat told me the truth. No head and with a wonderful look. Notes of cask, port, oak, medicine, wood, caramel, brandy, raisin, coffee, licorice and tar. Its own special taste, maybe a mix of whisky and barley wine. Great experience....and remember to see the video!
NEA (4) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at Stone World Bistro and Gardens at their meet the brewer event last night. Sample from the bottle. Pours a deep brown, aromas of smoke, bacon, alcohol and peat. Very syrupy, raisin and smokey flavors but they diminish quickly as the alcohol takes over. Intense warming sensation. Drinks more like a liquor. Very nice, try some if you have the chance but be careful, it is 32%.
HenrikSoegaard (9748) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Voldby BrewDog tasting. No head. Brown colour. Exploding powerfull Islay whisky aroma and flavor. Ashtray, medicin and all other nice stuff very present. Tastes more like whisky than beer. Really long fantastic finish. I am a sucker for Islay and alas fantastic "beer".
How speyside and deliver this much Islay notes I dont understand.....
Maybee the smokehead....
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Voldby Brewdog tasting. No head. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are smoke, wood, caramel, roast malt, tar and alcohol. Funny experiment, but it is more funny than delightful.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bottle, at pre-ZBF March 5th, 2010. Pours very deep brown with a bit of an orange head; no head at all. Very syrupy, after swirling the glass is coated. Aroma of brandy with plenty of alcohol, and some raisin in the background. Raisin and cocoa hit the palate for an instant, and are then overcome by warming alcohol. Ash and peat join with the alcohol for a lengthy finish. The alcohol persists for quite a while (minutes) and as it subsides, earthy hops become evident. This was an interesting beer, and my favorite of the 2 ultra-ABV Brewdog beers I sampled at pre-ZBF.
BNSLY (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is some crazy ass beer. had to share with a few people. way to strong. I smelled alot of smoke,bacon, and tons of alcohol. Huge ass beer. more than i can handle. overall it was decent. glad i tried it, not something i would taste too often but glad i tried it.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma, mostly peat, and not just peat, like spending a summer in a coalmine with some added malts and booze.
Flavor is just of a boozy mess of peat and some wood notes.
I could see how it might appeal to nice whiskey drinkers, but this beer missed to impress as I faield to see how this one even fits a beer profile.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBWG@RLRL-thanks to Rciesla-750ml bottle-had cool, before it warmed-pours no head and black color. Aroma is dark malt. Taste is dark malt-roasty/ashy, warming alcohol smooth burn.