Jeroenhensen (123) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vanuit een 66cl fles, donkere kleur en geen kop. Sterke geur, duidelijke oak aged smaak, alleen te rokerig
LarsEngen (342) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
66 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Heavy aroma of peat, phenol and smoke. Flavour is dark fruits, phenolic, pit fire and alcohol. Texture is stick to oily. Body is suprisingly light and I feel its a bit unfinished.
sdmmb (417) - USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk from 66cl bottle bought from Malting Pot in Brussels. Very dark strong ale with very powerful taste of Laphraoig whiskey from the ageing in the barrels.
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gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle - pours hazy brown with golden yellow hue. Aromas of cigars, ashes, leather, peat, salty caramel, plums. Medium body, smokiness disturbes sweetness-roastiness balance, warm alcohol glowth in the end. Flavours of light mocca, chocolate and smoked eel. Bit off balance but a great beer. (Ardbeg and straight peated whisky are better).
bierkoning (9754) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. dark brown color. Malt, peat, iodine. the typical Laphraoig aromas. Initial malty sweetness, dominated by the peat and the iodine in the flavor, and hanging on in the aftertaste. Almost peppery, ash, band aids. Not for pussies, but quite delicious.
BoBoChamp (5011) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl, as Embrasse Peated Oak Aged, with sticker ’Laphraoig Whiskey Barrels’, new exclusive brew Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex smoked brew, malty/smoked and slightly woody/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet expensive!
Fin (6889) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up in June 2013 from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at Moreton in Marsh campsite, Friday 1st November 2013 Pours looking like a fast flowing yorkshire stream, i.e peat stained waters, initially looked a little murky but on closer inspection actually quite clear. The barrel ageing with Laphroig is not really up my street at all but this is just about ok. Soft in mouth, nose is quite medicinal but not too bad. Touch fizzy in mouth, warming with more clean medicinal flavour in mouth than on aroma. A little sticky sweet but for 10% its easy drinking. I like this more than I expected A5 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.4
ThirstyBird (1010) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tinus at RBBSGII! Pours
Dark reddish/orange color and a tan head. Aroma of peat, ash, caramel, scotch, smoke. The taste is peat, ash, wood and chocolate. Some sweetness ending a bit dry, woody and ashy.
JorisPPattyn (7677) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Disparate cream head over virtually black beer, but red-shot. Tarry, sharp, phenolic. Islay onslaught smoked and PEAT (as entering an Irish countrypub). Phenolic, rather sweet (!), alcohol penetrating in the taste. Smoked, tarred poles, charred meat. Alcohol, slick to viscous/oily feel. A gap of difference with the Lagavulin Edition. For the phenollovers, this is the one. For those preferring complexity, however...
tderoeck (4000) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/VIII/13 - 66cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: n/a (2013-756) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small off-white aery head, falls down quickly to a small layer of very fine bubbles, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit chemical, iodine, salty, some disinfectant and band-aid, peated, caramel, bit sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sour start (from carbon?), spicy, peppery, caramel sweetness, pretty dry bitterness, lots of alcohol noticeable. Aftertaste: very peated, caramel and malty sweetness, lots of alcohol, bit salty, more peat.