BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle and served in Bells tulip: Pours a ruddy pale brown with a lovely frothy off-white head which left very good lace upon the glassware. The aroma at first hit me with hairspray and band-aid but those esters quickly vamoosed leaving heavy wood and caramel vapours in the wake. Lemony, plum and raisin fruity notes along with a dash of peat and char. Damn it, those same medicinal and chemical notes I found at first on the nose are still hanging around the palate. This time they are not going anywhere. The taste is like a cheap scotch with a blend of a strong ale. Almost no bitterness left and that is really needed. Whatever Nelson Sauvin hops were here have long vacated the premises. That same band-aid character is even found on the mouth feel, harsh and medicinal. This beer is an utter failure on so many levels, big brew for the sake of being big. Much like Brew Dog Smokehead Stout you can go too far with the Scotch overtone... I dislike this is an understatement.
Bacterial (1374) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by BVery - thanks!! Murky brown amber pour with no head. Boozy scotch peat and slightly malty nose. A little sweet in the taste then a ton of ash. Yuck. Pete! Pete!
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade. Murky light brown pour with a small head. Nose is peat whiskey. Medium mouthfeel. Some caramel sweetness and fudge. I was hoping for more out of this. Not bad though.
Kosmokrator (454) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color bruno-marrone leggermente torbido con un velo di pannosa schiuma beige. Al naso dominano sentori fumosi e legnosi su una base di malto, caramello e frutta secca; gusto mediamente dolce e affumicato con note di whisky, cenere, malto abbrustolito ed un finale delicatamente luppolato e nocciolato. Corpo pieno e rotondo, effervescenza debole, oleosa, finale un po’ corto.
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours dark copper. Nose peated malt, earthy, slight smoky, and some dirty feet. Taste big smoky peat up front, caramel malt, some oak tannin. Some alcohol in the early finish and peat on the end.
Inbreak (1875) - 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 (674) - 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.
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - 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 (1606) - 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 (2033) - 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.