Inbreak (3140) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
21.05.2014, 0,33l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Small slightly bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet and peated, caramel malts, grass, peat, old hops, oak, alcohol, dark sugar, thinner. Taste is medical harsh, peat, ashes, oak, alcohol, harsh grass, cardboard, ashtray. Longlasting bitterness, very dry harsh mouthfeel. Meh!
ej (1020) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light brown with a small head. Aroma is hefty peat, soapy, malts and caramel. Taste is dominated by smoke/peat with some alcohol and sweet malts. Full body, slick mouthfeel and soft co2.
The_Osprey (3868) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle BB Mar 2015 at 11.5%, aged in Jura. Had it with haggis to complete the Scottish theme. Murky dark red / brown, gently sparkling, dense beige head endures. Aroma - caramel, peated whisky, over-ripe orange, dark chocolate. Quite nice. Body - medium, low carbonation, slightly foamy in the mouth. Taste - smokey whisky up front, just slightly sweet, rounded malts, touch of alcohol. Long, dry, ashy aftertaste. A bit one-dimensional, but tasty. They needn’t have put shortbread, candyfloss and fudge in, as none of this comes out.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Will have to try this again as the first time I really liked it, had it a few times since and not enjoyed it. Almost opaque chestnut amber with a pale brown medium head. Aroma fudge, peat, whiskey, butter. Flavour wood, malts, whiskey. My fucking boiler has gone again so it’s freezing here, something warming was the just the ticket at that point. Since, I’m not so sure about this beer.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog, tried at a Brewdog tasting. Bottle from Systembolaget. Smoke and sweetness? Thanks but, no thanks.
daje (2765) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body, small white head, low carbonation. Aroma of caramel, light peated malt, red fruit and alcohol. Taste is again light smokye with herbs, caramel and a slightly acidic finish. Ends with a boozy alcohol taste. A nice beer for sharing in smaller glasses.
martjoobolut (1794) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the old notes, so this is not a full rating more just a mark to myself that I have tried this one. About the beer: at the time thought it was decent, but not great.
kraddel (4784) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours brown , small white head
smell is whiskey
taste has peat ( to much peat for me )
some sweetness ( sugary, BW-typical in the back )
to peated for me , but i’ve had worse
bytemesis (4969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks barn0216! Pour is clear reddish chestnut, quite beautiful actually, small tan head that dissipates with some lacing. Aroma is very malty, bread, biscuit, dark sugars, caramel, toffee, peat, smoke. Interestingly, while the peaty scotch notes are an accent in the aroma, they take over the show in the mouth - smoky peaty scotch, lightly sweet, not much bitterness. The problem is that it is so one dimensional that in the end you are left with the feeling that you just drank a watered down glass of scotch. Not bad by any means, but not really satisfying as a beer.
barn0216 (524) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddish amber color, clear, good foam. Malty aroma, raisins, plus a little peat. Flavor on the other hand skews toward scotch. Overwhelms the traditional beer character, ends up as a watered down scotch. Interesting but i can’t say it is particularly great.