kermis (5972) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, roast, sweet malt, wood, light raisin, leather. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5962) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely smooth brew. Very nice! Some whiskey notes.
didierlewallon (188) - ponferrada, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveza de color negro opaco con una espuma bronceado.
Aroma a chocolate, malta tostada y roble.
Sabor de chocolate, whisky, malta tostada y café, amargo y seco.
Una cerveza negra compleja, profundo, pero bastante agradable.
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ EBBC14 
Pitch black, thin tan head, slight lacing
Aroma of dark toffee, smooth dark malts, chocolate, some whisky, woody, dab of soy
Taste as aroma, getting some red wine, soft chocolate, slightly soy, smooth malts, barrel aging is noticeable, not overdone
Palate - soft carb, medium body, quite sweet. Finish as main flavour, sweet dark malts.
Overall - I liked this, but prefer the standard Leann Follain (which I tried at the same time)
Kristall-König (2346) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Geruch Whiskyfaß, malzröstig, alkoholisch, Schokolade. Start süßlich, weich, cremig. Mitte cremig, schokoladig, röstig. Abgang röstig und bitterschokoladig, alkoholisch. Sehr gut.
BeerViking (2819) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very much barrel aromas, touches of vanilla, wine, whiskey and sweetness. Dry, winey and lightly tart.
Idiosynkrasie (4361) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle [edition no. 2, #1863 of 3300]. Jet black colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Chocolately dark malty aroma, sweet-ish, hints of treacle. lovage, some roast and mocha, vanilla and leather BA overtones. Taste is dry, minimally tart, notes of leather, oak, slightly roasty, dark malty basis, some warming alcohol in the finish; sticky palate, oily texture, fine pored but quite lively carbonation. The evolution of flavours going along with the beer’s warm-up ends in the assimilation of (rather sweet-ish) aroma and (rather dry) taste, the indicated accomodations of +/- 0.1 points for taste resp. aroma cancel each other out, leaving the overall score intact. Sometimes I think there subsits a certain naďvety (or unwillingness) among British brewers to take part in this American Impy Stout game of demonstrating who’s got the biggest balls. As the competitive pressure is probably highest in this field, we mustn’t forget that we’ve still got a good beer in front of us.
ThirstyBird (1868) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to erzengel for sharing! Pours a super dark brown with orange highlights and a small tan head. The smell is dark roasted malt, whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. The taste is as it smells with a dry toasty finish. The carbonation is mild and the body is light/medium but feels a bit watery going down.
Erzengel (4461) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
edition No. 2, Bottle No. 1932 of 3300 The beer in the glass is dark, the nose is intense malty and stout-sourish great. The beer itself starts malty and dry. And heavy. The mainpart has wood in a great combination of the malty and dry-sourish stout-character. But not as deep as I hoped. The aftertaste is woody-stout-typical. Dark prunes, cherries and malty wood. But the aftertaste ends quite fast and is not that deep.
A great brew, but for such a beer I hoped to get something more deep and voluminous... --> 12/12/11/11
weark (383) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Au grain D’Orge - Black color with a fast disappearing tan head - Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, whisky, hints of peat, smoke and pear - Flavor is chocolate, whisky, peat and hints of sourness - Full body, medium carbonation, sweet, sweet, chocolate whisky finish - awesome & complex